The lines are blurred between what is real and what isn’t, the darkness that was once a place I feared was now a place of safety. If I stayed in the darkness, the hellish reality of what was truly happening no longer seemed real.
But I was about to be pulled out from under the consuming blanket of dark shadows, and plunged into the murky depths of my past. I was about to be shown my demons and all it’s evil sides, all of it’s pain and grief. I could only hope I survive it.
What happens when the world you once knew crumbles and falls at your feet?
Who will find me? Who will save me from my demons?
My dark prince or my white knight…
will I find myself in the process.
Ok I will be honest here, I’m not even sure where to start this review. I don’t know if I want to tell you I cried, and I’m not talking little sniffles here. I am talking big fat ugly tears that made my family think I was going insane. Or do I start with the fact that I couldn’t put this book down, I ignored my kids and husband while reading it? Or do I tell you how much more I fell in love with Logan? I may have a slight obsession with him now! Or do I tell you about the non cliffhanger ending that still left me open mouthed, sad and wanting more…now!
I will start with how the book started, I was so scared to start this story as I remember the cliff hanger from the last book, but I dove straight in as I more needed to know what happened than I was scared. OMG… I was right to be scared. It went straight in with such hard hitting emotions I was instantly hooked. I mean what can I say, I am an angst whore…so this book was perfect for me! After the first few chapters I felt raw and worn out, the emotions that S.K brings out in her characters is just overwhelming and it leaves you shredded!
And then just when I thought it was safe to continue reading Logan happened! OMG! Logan’s pain just tore me apart, to see him suffer the way he did for love was just hard! Is it ok to want to hug someone as much as kick their ass for being stupid? You say the strength of character more in this book, you got a little in the first part but he was so unselfish and dedicated to the recovery of Neva it was just impressive.
So I have mentioned Neva so I will tell you my thoughts on her. I know in the first part of the series people found her weak and living in the past too much but I didn’t. I thought she has been through so much from such a young age that she was doing well being able to get out of bed to live at all. She came into her own in this book, a lot from her past is brought to the forefront and she is faced with having to deal with the trauma of it all. You discover that she is suffering from PTSD, which totally makes sense, and she makes big leaps in recovering from it. But the one thing she needs more than anything is Logan…and he isn’t there for her!
Angel is in this story a little and man do I just want to wrap him up in my arms and run away with him! He has been through so much in his past, and I think we are just scraping the surface with what he went through. He is living with so much pain and this book gives you a little insight into his past.
Ok I maybe mentioned this before but I LOVED this book! I mean I loved the first one but this gave me such a better understanding of the characters and their past. Once I got over the shock of the beginning there were many feelings this book caused. There were times I was scared to breath as the pain the characters were suffering was just so intense. But it wasn’t all intense…..some bits really made me giggle. Low trying to get Logan into the shower….well lets just say that was funny! Their were tears, laughter, hot bits and heart melting moments in this book so it will give everyone a little something to enjoy! Ok I think I have gushed enough about this book and you are probably bored by now reading this review so I will just say one more thing……READ THIS BOOK!! You will not regret it! ❤
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“Neva, don’t walk away from me!” Logan spits.
He is angry. What right did he have to be angry with me? I wasn’t the one flirting with another girl. Why was he even here anyway? “Go away, Logan!” I say, walking faster.
Suddenly my arms are latched to my back and I am being spun around. My heartbeat picks up around twenty notches as I come eye to eye with Logan.
“Why the hell are you always running from me? I can’t take it when you run from me!”
“I’m not doing this now. Let me go.” I say, trying to get my wrist free from his grasp.
“No, we are doing this now. Why the hell did you run?”
“We’re all running from something, Logan.” I spit, repeating Dex’s words.
“You still don’t get it do you? How much clearer do I need to be for you to understand that I’m not going anywhere? I have been in love with you for ten years, Neva! Ten years. It isn’t just going to go away!”
“I never asked you to love me! Why are you doing this to me?” “Because I hate seeing you fall and not get back up. I want to be the one to catch you, but you keep pushing me away!”
“What do you want from me?” I whisper.
“You. Just you. All of you. Every broken piece.”
I bow my head. He releases my wrists from behind my back, and they drop to my side. I can’t give him what he wants. I just can’t do it. I will break him. Christ, I break myself on a daily basis.
“I can’t give you that.” I say, taking a step back.
“I’m not giving you up without a fight, Neva. You can’t just walk away from us!”
“I am protecting you the only way I know how.”
“I don’t need protecting. What part of me looks like it needs protecting?”
“Your heart.” I whisper. I gulp back the tears that were begging to release. I would not cry. But every time I pushed back that feeling, it hurt just a little bit more.
“You’re breaking it right now.” He whispers, taking a step towards me.
“I will break it over and over again, Logan. My nightmares will hurt you, my fear of people being ripped away from me will gut you, and my anxiety will spike yours.”
“I can take pain, Neva. I had dealt with it for the past three weeks. I would rather have the pain with you, than without you.”
“I … I.” The words are at the tip of my tongue. Waiting to release, but I know if I say them, everything will change. Nothing will be the same and I will drag him into the pit of hell where my heart lies and my nightmares are real.
S.K. Hartley is a mother, wife and a writer. Based in the not so sunny North West of England you can find her either glued to her computer desk, in the public library (Yes, they do still exist!) or floating around her favourite authors books signings.
S.K. Hartley has an unhealthy obsession with coffee, chocolate and retro computer games and a healthy obsession of stalking indie authors.