For five long years, Rae Ryan has lived in a storm over which she has no control. Little by little, everything has been taken away from her—her job, her relationship, her best friend and her home. Plagued by nightmares and a terrible family secret, she carries her scars as much on the inside as she does on the outside.
Hart Booker, another disappointment from her past, returns to Bar Harbor and shelters her from the rain. He reminds Rae that forgiveness is possible, happiness can be found on the other side of darkness, and beauty rests beneath her scars. But a sinister figure lingering in the background seems determined to pull Rae back into a past she’s been trying to outrun. Can she survive the storm and become part of the light she so desperately desires? Or is she destined to remain
Recommended for mature audiences due to explicit language, sexual abuse, disturbing situations, and drug use.
Marni Mann's writing has evolved this series to make each book exceed the previous. Both books in these series can be stand alone and have such strong characters, you develop a need to know more about each one. I believe this is Marni Mann's best book I have read so far.
I loved the first book, Pulled Beneath. Drew and Saint were a winning combination and could not help but fall in love with both of them. When I learned that this story was about Rae, I was reluctant. She was not favored character in past book.
Boy was I wrong. I love her. Rae's life story was gripping, intense and bleak but resilient. However with Brady's life on the rocks and Rae not having a happily ever after, I was Pulled into the book and read it non stop.
I try to stay strong, but I could not stop from crying. So much emotion from finding out the real Rae, you can't but feel her anguish.
Despite all the sadness of how Rae became Rae, Hart shows up after years of leaving her. His feelings are intense. How do you move forward with someone that left you behind? That is what Rae had to figure out. I am not telling anymore about their love story. It is just too good.
Fantastic book that leaves a dent in my massive book library in my brain. Definitely memorable.
I rate the book a 4.7. Very high on my book scale.
About Marni Mann:
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