Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Series: Demise Series #2
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For twenty-three-year-old Rebecca O'Connor, there’s only one reason to live…her little sister, Raina.
Through years of growing up in an abusive home, Raina and Becca have formed an unbreakable bond…until Raina falls in love and elopes.
For the first time in her life, Becca is on her own. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she is homeless, broke, and she’s losing her grip on her life.
Then she meets James Rush, a shy guy with sharp blue eyes and an invisible lure for her heart…
Becca has always had to be the strong one. But the deeper James pulls her under, the more she wants to succumb to her vicious attraction. The fact that he’s deaf might make him that much more desirable. At least he appreciates beauty.
But James is going nowhere fast…
A twenty-two-year-old college student, James can't shake the feeling his life is dull and uneventful. He may be alive, but he’s not living, as he hides in his introverted shell to protect himself from a past that left him empty, neglected, and abused.
When James meets Becca, their futures are forever altered. She’s a black-haired, tattooed, confident bartender who immediately hexes him with her charm. When he’s with Becca, his past stays in the past.
Caught in each other’s web of safety and desire, it’s only a matter of time before they are confronted with the one task too terrifying to face…
Letting go of the past, and daring to love.
Gah, another AMAZING book by Shana Vanterpool. This author knows how to WRITE. This book had me feeling all sorts of emotions. I felt bad for both Becca and James because it is clear from the get go that both are running from demons that have been hooked on them since their childhoods. Everything about both of their stories is quite emotional and I was teary eyed a few times. In addition to this I felt a strong amount of pride as the two navigated their relationship even though many things were holding them back. Overall, I totally loved it and strongly suggest readers who haven’t picked up a book by this author yet to pick one up now! Each and every one of her characters become real to readers which allows us to feel a very deep connection with them. I love this!
When I found out there was going to be a book written about James (Kent’s best friend who is deaf) and Becca (Raina’s sister) I knew I had to jump into it immediately. And let me tell you, I was NOT disappointed. This is a beautifully written, thoughtful, emotional page turner. This is not your typical romance where bad boy meets good girl and they fall in love. Rather, this is a story about two people who have had horrible pasts who find love in one another as they struggle to overcome their demons together.
Each and every book I have read by the fabulous Shana Vanterpool have been 5 stars for me, and this one is no different. The characters are real, they struggle with real life things, and they make you feel like you are going through their journeys with them. I can’t wait to see what else the author has in store for us in the future because she writes some amazing books! Pick this one up readers, you won’t be disappointed!