Trapped in a web of hate with no escape, a young woman discovers her attraction to the man determined to protect her may be her undoing. Will time run out, or will he find a way to protect her before her abusive father kills her?
When Rowan is awarded a ballet scholarship to Michigan State University during her senior year of high school, her life’s dream is finally realized. Having lost her mother at an early age and being subjected to the abuse of a destitute drunken father, she has known unimaginable loss and heartache and been left wanting for a better life—a life now within her grasp. But with one ill-fated phone call, her life is turned upside down.
Logan is Rowan’s best friend’s older brother whose career is taking off as he prepares to graduate law school and move cross-country to the prestigious law firm that has offered him a very lucrative contract. When Rowan finds herself at Logan’s mercy after he inadvertently learns of the abuse she has suffered at the hands of her father, their lives become intertwined in a way neither ever imagined nor wanted.
In an effort to protect her, but with his own hands tied by her unwillingness to report the abuse, Logan strikes a deal requiring Rowan to stay with him whenever there is a chance her father might be on a drunken binge—which is often. For her agreement and cooperation, he will keep her secret. Soon, their time together weighs on them both, and they find themselves constantly tempted to step outside the bounds of their supposed platonic relationship. But there is no point. The devastating fact of the matter is their lives are moving in opposite directions—a relationship destined to die before it even has a chance to live.
The ever present clock plagues them both as it ticks off the days until they are parted. But one all important question remains—after he leaves, how will he protect her from a father intent on hating her until the day he dies … or the day he kills her?______________________________________________
This book is amazing!
If you haven’t read it, buy it right now because you’re already missing out!
This is one of my all times favorite. I desperately want to buy the paperback version of it but I guess I am cursed because it only exists on ebook. *sobs*
Anyway, this story is just mind blowing. Rowan and Logan are fantastic characters. They feel true and honest and you cannot help but fall in love with them individually and as a couple.
Their relationship evolves slowly but surely throughout the book and the feelings between them are intense.
“She’s beautiful—broken and battered, still the most beautiful woman in the world to me—the only woman in the world for me.”
This is a highly emotional read that moved me and will without a doubt move you too. You are in for a serious emotional roller-coaster.
And beside being deeply emotional, it is also Oh. So. HOT!!! I mean, no kidding, it is a highly steamy, toe-curling, fan-yourself, find-yourself-squirming book! Let’s just say Logan will not leave you cold and he is definitely highly ranked on my book-boyfriend list! Get ready for some serious sexual tension. Just sayin’.
“Is the bed comfortable?” Please say no. Just give me any reason to get you in my bed.”
There are bumps and hard times between them, but it is always realistic and never once do you feel like they are creating issues that have no business being created.
“I blush as that word pops into my mind again, “relationship.” Is this what a relationship feels like, I wonder — close, comfortable, warm, safe, thrilling, erotic, and smelling deliciously of pancakes…”
The epilogue was definitely one of the best I’ve read. It gave this amazing story a fantastic closure.
I realize there is a lot of gushing here. More than actual review material but you’ll come to know it’s a good sign when I do that with a book.
And I’ll conclude this review with one last thing: READ THIS BOOK!!!!!! NOW !
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Finn is a small town Iowa gal who resides with her young son. She grew up surrounded by corn fields and cows and spent her days scaling railroad trestles and traipsing through the woods. There’s no better place in the world to be than chasing lightning bugs on a warm summer evening in Iowa, and her small town upbringing shows in the stories she creates. Whether set in a bustling metropolis or tucked away in a small holler, her stories bring to life the inner heart of us all.
Elizabeth is a multi-published contemporary romance author, and her passion is creating stories packed full of believable conflicts, characters who leave you rooting for them, and romance that might just short-circuit your e-reader. Her characters always find the best part of themselves on their journey, and her readers find themselves devoted to her honest and heartfelt voice.
And here’s her website: http://elizabethfinnfiction.com/