Despite the lower star rating, I did enjoy this book overall, so don't be deterred from it.
The book follows Cassie, a girl who is finding her way post-foster care. She is starting to get her life together and find her way in the harsh world when she is kidnapped by two very horrible men. She is raped and beat by these men until her knight in shining armor comes to her rescue: Jesse.He is not police, but he has been hunting these men for reasons of his own and saved her as soon as he had the chance.
The story from here progresses through their relationship and him keeping her safe while he has other men hunting these guys down. They have an instant attraction and fall in love, she is also welcomed greatly by his younger sister. The relationships did progress rather quickly for my taste, and some parts of the situations I didn't agree with the characters responses, but it was still a good read.
The characters were interesting in their own, and the storyline had lots of potential. I will admit it did keep attention and I don't regret reading it in a slightest. I felt it could have used some more turmoil in Cassie working through what happened to her, and I felt how the situation was dealt with in the first place was odd, but that's the point of a book, to stray from the expected.
I think with some more character development added in Cassie's aspect and some added attention to her really facing what happened to her this book could be great, but even so, I enjoyed reading it. It was very well written and was easy to follow. It had quite the roller coaster and some really great emotional scenes that were written to perfection. Overall I say give it a shot. :)
My hands fly to cover my mouth, and I gasp. I see Jesse enter the room from the kitchen smiling at me, carrying a red handmade rose. He walks over to me and puts his arms around me. We hold each other and sway to the music. He kisses my cheek and whispers in my ear softly, “Welcome home, baby.”
He smells my cheek breathing deeply as he begins kissing my skin, moving down to my neck. I bend my head a little to give him better access as he continues trailing kisses and sucking on my neck. “Hmmmm,” I moan as he pulls back a little and starts on my other side. I move my head the other direction and back some, moaning.
“Baby, you don’t know what you do to me,” he murmurs.
His kisses make their way back up my neck and find my mouth. Our kissing becomes heated as we continue to slowly sway to the music. He holds me tighter, squeezing me until I can barely breathe. We stop kissing and I move my mouth to his ear, caressing his face with my hands. “Don’t stop, don’t ever stop,” I whisper.
‘With all my heart,
With every inch of my Soul,
With every breath I take,
I promise to love you forever’
Cassie can’t remember being loved, being wanted. At a young age she was placed in Foster care that moved her around from one place to the other. Finally being freed at 18, she was left with no money and nowhere to go until she finds a small town in Kansas where she can start over.
Little did she know her life was going to be uprooted again when she is kidnapped and brutally raped.
Jesse is considered HOT in most women’s eyes, but has little time for Romance. While searching for his Mother’s killers, he witnesses a young girl being kidnapped. He now faces decisions that he must make quickly.
Will Jesse rescue Cassie? Will Cassie ever find the happiness she longs for?
*Due to a graphic rape scene, strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.