Love may not conquer all... Three Days. Father will be released from prison in three days. And his threats against me are about to come to fruition. The danger is as real as Dereck’s and my love. Dereck is ready to fight for my life. I think he senses it’s coming to that. I’m his - in this life and any other life that exists - and I know he’ll do anything for me. His bright white light is blinding. But with my life in danger, Dereck's kindness may not be enough to protect me this time. The clock is ticking… and my life is not be the only one at risk.
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
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Surprise, surprise, this book was brutal. It was deep, emotional, heavy, and raw. It was really just perfect.
If you’ve ever read a book by India before, you know she isn’t known for holding back the emotions. She throws them out there and secretly feeds off of the tears of her readers (hehe). On a serious note, she brings out the real emotions, the ones that you can’t deny, The ones that sit heavy on your chest, and burn at your throat as you try to hold back a sob.
This cast of characters really make this story. They are relatable, they are desireable, and they are kick butt. The relationships between each character make you want to keep reading. They keep you holding on when you want to throw your kindle or book across the room in the name of India. They drag you back with a promise of making things better. They are the characters you think about when thinking about your best friend.
I don’t think India needed any help making this book an absolute soul crushing story, but wait! There’s more. Her descriptions and details are truly bone chilling. They haunt you when you close your eyes because they can’t read any more words. They keep the visualization there. On the flip side, the descriptions and details make things better. They give you the hope that things get better. They give you the warm and fuzzies.
Even though my emotions were all over the place and I was a mess at times, I absolutely loved the book. There isn’t one thing that I didn’t truly enjoy, no matter how hard it was to read. I would definitely recommend this book, after the first two in the series of course.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
India R Adams is an author/singer/songwriter who has written YA and NA novels such as Blue Waters (A Tainted Waters Novella), My Wolf and Me, Steal Me (A Haunted Roads Novel), Rain (A Stranger in the Woods Novel), Serenity (A Forever Series Novel) and also The Forever Series music.
India was born and raised in Florida but has also been so lucky as to live in Idaho (where she froze but fell in love with the small town life), Austin Texas (where she started her first book, Serenity, and met wonderful artist), and now Murphy, North Carolina (where the mountains have stolen a piece of her heart).
Being a survivor of abuse, has inspired India to let others know they have nothing to be ashamed of. She put her many years of professional theater background to the test and has written fictional stories with a shadow of her personal experiences. She says, “I’m simply finding ways to empower perfect imperfections.”
Another cause India feels needs change, is Sexual Slavery. She has joined forces with jewelers to design beautiful ways to raise money for non-profit organizations. Even though India writes about serious subjects such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and Human Trafficking, she has a magnificent sense of humor, as do the characters she creates. Perfectly balanced between laughter and tears, her readers see how to empower their own perfect imperfections.