One simple decision can end a future.
One simple persuasion can sever a life.
The moment Annisyn Kane slips her rake pick into the lock of a stranger's door, the straight life she's led the last few years is scratched out. In the past, the goal was never theft. It was to escape. From life. From death. To quiet the dreams that replayed an affliction she longed to forget. This night, though, was different. She was out of options.
The isolated house was supposed to be an easy target. In and out. No problems. But the simple job takes a twisted turn when Annisyn comes face to face with the only real love she ever had.
Five years ago, she could have persuaded Damian Mead to stay. But she wasn't willing to be the end of his future, so she let him go. Before the emotions from their tangled past have a chance to spin between them, Annisyn discovers that their startling encounter is the least of the night's problems. There's someone else in the house who has issues with the past, and the only thing on his mind is revenge.
*recommended ages 17+ for mature content*
Wow! Just Wow... This book is an absolute gem. It is a thrilling, tense, emotional roller coaster from start to finish. From the second I started this book, every time I was forced, (FORCED) to put this book down it was absolute torture. This is a story that you devour, that you lose yourself in.
Annisyn, Syn, is a girl with a troubled past. She's has it rough and the stigma of that past follows her wherever she goes. No matter where or what she does, she can't escape. So, she becomes hard,confident, and uncaring about what her actions will lead to. Until Damian.
Then, we have Damian. Oh, Damian. *Swoon* I fell hard for him. He's sweet, sexy, shy, determined, etc., etc. etc. In other words perfect. He is the opposite of Syn, but they are SO perfect for each other. They bring out the best in the other. Their love and emotions are so tangible, they just jump off the page.
This story is told in the past and present perspectives. The two had parted in a tough way, but are now being held hostage together. And oh boy are those moments of captivity tense. I don't know how many times my gut tensed. I was nervous, angry, and well, tense. I just wanted to jump in the book and save them myself! Underneath the tension though, you feel their sadness and longing. You just want them to survive and love again.
J.M. Miller delivers a story that any angst junky will love. There are dark parts, and parts filled with light, love, and joy. Sever has it all. This is a book that you do not want to pass up!
"You okay?" Damian shifted beside me, rubbing his arm against mine in the process. The binds at our elbows were now tied together and secured to the lowest wood railing of the stairs.
I wiggled my arms, but there was very little room to move. Looking down at the material connecting our ankles, I wondered if there was another way to get free. "Aside from the headache, yeah. You?"
Damian didn't look at me. His eyes remained forward, staring blankly off toward the kitchen. We were farther from the light, but I could still see each of his features: the eyes that would look at me like I was the only other person alive, the thin nose that would brush my skin whenever he kissed the back of my neck, the plump lower lip that he'd sometimes bite when I dug my fingernails into his back.
He nodded. "I'm fine. Now, are you gonna tell me what you're doing in my house?"
Great. There was no easy way to answer. It was probably best to just say it. "I broke in."
J.M. Miller currently consumes her coffee in Florida. When she isn't busy being distracted by social media sites, she writes Young Adult and New Adult romance novels that vary in genre from contemporary to paranormal, with a little mystery thrown in for fun.
Aside from spending time with her family, she loves to travel and will jump at the chance to go anywhere, whenever life allows.
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