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- Print Length: 362 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1520184956
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 29, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N7JQDVT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #411,037 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The three main Characters; Rachel, Eric and Suzy, are very well developed. All three are complex individuals, damaged by events from their past, all three trying to cover up their vulnerable sides. The author skilfully portrays how each of them are affected by the aftermath of the incident in the diner.
Eric is a loner who doesn't talk much and doesn't commit to anyone. He likes to be in control. Involved in crime since he was a teenager, he questions his motives for helping Rachel, a naive and impulsive sixteen year old.
Suzy is the widow of Jasper, who was Eric's best friend. Grieving for Jasper, drinking, hanging out at bars and picking up men, Suzy is a mess. Her life lacks meaning. She's not the maternal type and she's not happy about taking in Rachel. She's tough and outspoken but fiercely loyal to Eric. The situation improves after she agrees to teach Rachel to fight but as time passes they both understand that Rachel can't hide away forever. Sooner or later, Rachel's past will catch up with her. She's in a vulnerable position, a witness to the events in the diner. She can't stay hiding forever, but she has her own reasons why she's reluctant to return home to Carter, Ohio. There are some interesting secondary characters; Santos, Lindsey and Javier. People are not always what they seem to be and have many sides to them.
There are some very powerful scenes, such as the flashback when Eric recalls what happened in the diner.There are also violent scenes, but these are never gratuitous.
As Rachel learns to fight and shoot she grows in confidence but must face her future. Is it possible for her to return to her old life? Will she seek revenge for her father and brother?
This book drew me in from the beginning. The writing is detailed, imaginative and vivid: a gripping and engrossing story with characters I cared about. The plot is unpredictable and there's much suspense. A story involving loss and despair but showing that, even after the worst of events, it's still possible to get back up and start again.
We have a very naive 16 year old coming of age through tragedy, an alcoholic woman still processing looking the love of her life and a criminal who can't come to terms with emotions.
We watch rachel grow and flounder as any teen would, and Suzy even in her sorrow and grief fall in love with her ward. Rachel gives Suzy a reason, to love again. Suzy gives Rachel a motherly/big sisterly role she was clearly lacking before this life was thrust upon her.
Eric is well, Eric. He acts. We see his true feelings much later, more than lust he doesn't act upon and love he doesn't know he has.
This was a deeply emotional story even being a third person pov.
Recommended to those who like delving into the heart of emotions and intent.
If your looking for a quick bad boy turned good, you won't find that here.
Rachel is both the most awesome character and the worst. In my mind she felt more like a leaf caught in a current being pulled downstream. Instead of fighting it she just went along with it, choosing survival above all else. Eric was complicated and vivid. He was the center in most of this novel, the pillar that bridged all of the individuals together. Suzy was hilarious, but represented the catalyst. All wonderfully portrayed and gritty.
I struggled with this being a romance for the first half of the book. Ultimately it is for the second half of the book and I loved it. I actually think the primary plot is more of a suspense. It was nail biting and hard to put down. I stayed up late a few nights in a row to finish it! I don't want to give anything away but this was not for the faint of heart. This is one roller coaster ride worth riding!
I was really impressed with this book. I loved the romance. I was cheering for them. I loved how unpredictable the first half of the book was. I will note that ultimately knowing it was a romance meant I knew where it was going and how it was going to end. That was both good and bad - I knew it would all work out but it also lost some of the edge because I suspected it would have a happy ending. I'm still not sure if I was completely satisfied with the ending.
There were two parts that I didn't like. As wonderful and gritty as it was, Rachel being underage for much of the first part of the book when she is spiraling, really put me on edge. I struggled with it. Don't get me wrong, it was wonderfully written, but I personally almost quite twice at certain terrible parts of the book. I don't care that she was an adult when the really bad stuff happened - I felt like the author specifically made her 18 for that scene so that I wouldn't cringe. At that point I started to think how convenient it was that she was 18, rather than what was happening to the character. I also disliked right near the end, when she eventually faces Jimmy. I actually was disappointed with that entire part of the book - felt it was unnecessary and went too far.
4.5 Stars (rounded down)
Amazing characters, gritty realism, and nail biting suspense. The underage aspect of the main character was just too much for me when this was supposed to be a 'romantic suspense.'
I received a copy in exchange of an honest review. More reviews at creatingworldswithwords.wordpress.com.
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