Lame, predictable, one dimensional characters and gratuitous violence with vulgar language used in situations and by people where it is out of character. The sex scenes are formulaic and so is the romance. The bad guy is cookie-cutter bad, the main character had married him because he was just like Daddy. Yawn.
As a reader I so look forward to a new release from Leanne Davis. Her books are the most emotional, gut-wrenching tragic stories. You know from the first page you are just going to have to hang on for that emotional ride with the characters as they go through their heartbreak and fight to overcome it right up until the last page.
If you haven’t read the first book in this series I recommend you do before reading this one. Lindsey Bains was the good daughter all her life not knowing the monster she had for a father. She always did what was expected of her so she would never disappoint him like her sister did. In a lot of ways she was very naïve to the atrocities men committed. Even when she found out all the things her father had done to her sister and she denouncing him as her father she still managed to make a colossal mistake with the man she married. She went from one monster to another.
This book shows us an inside view of domestic abuse. Lindsey was in such denial and also suffered from feelings she deserved it from the guilt of what happened to her sister. I love how the writer chooses non-traditional romances in her books. I loved Noah. He was such a different type of hero nowhere near the strong beat on your chest manly alpha’s we typically read. He was a good hearted small country veterinarian that had no idea of the evils that men do to women. He was absolutely the right guy for Lindsey even if he didn’t know how to help her most of the time.
Fans of this series are in for a shock to in this book.. It was great.. Also there was a surprising laugh out loud moment that was most unexpected as humor is not something you typically get from this authors books.
I have read every book this author has released and have loved every one of them. I look forward to reading more from this very talented author.
I've done some volunteer work with trapped and abused women over the years. I've always had an interest in this area, having been a freed woman of verbal, psychological and in the end, physical abuse myself. It's been a while since I've read this series, so I can't remember and answer to the reviews complaining about editing issues. I am a grammar/spelling snob, but those issues didn't stick with me. The end all of my review is that this series is an important, prime example (even though it is fiction) of the abuse a large part of the unlucky community of women live. The secrets, the history they've gone through as children and adolescents; it's deplorable and most of the population chooses to turn a blind eye to the many cases. If you are one of these clueless people who have been heard saying, "Why don't they just leave?", then you should read this book. I know the signs and hints of spotting and helping an abused woman. This series can help you to spot them too. Excellent, informative series.
I started reading it, aware that it was #2 of a series (I had not read #1). It was so good that I immediately ordered two more in the series. This is the first 5 Star rating I have given on Amazon ebooks, but this book was exceptional! The characters were very realistic. It was written with great detail, but not boring. I didn't want to put it down and I didn't want it to end! It had moments of humor, suspense and romance - everything I'm looking for.
This book is the second installment of a series but can be read perfectly well as a stand-alone.
I began reading the book while communiting on the train - not the best place to start this read, as it started with an absolute bang and immediately immersed me in the fears and pains of domestic violence. The scenes were very graphically described and are nothing for weak-hearted readers. Although not a fan of graphic violence, I have to admit that these scenes visualized the horrible circumstances of the victims and showed in a very simple and linear way the evil and mean characters of the perpetrator. The insights gained were very valuable for me, especially the psychological aspects of the victims, where they position themselves and their way of interpreting what happened to them were very insightful.
Of course the book never went beyond the boundaries of its genre - but it came very close. The romance between Lindsey and Noah was very sweet and they absolutely deserved their HEA. Lindsey’s father played a very small but decisive role in this book and basically his participation “trivialized” this book. However, having not read the first book in the series, I’ll be very cautious in judging the father’s impact on the storyline .Maybe I’m judging him all wrongly because I missed his character development in the first installment.
Generally speaking a very interesting read. Slightly on the heavier side of the genre.
After reading The Other Sister, I knew I wanted to read this one right away....there were some troubling aspects to the book that could set off triggers for some readers (domestic violence/abuse/etc) so be forewarned if this is troublesome to you. However, it is told in such a way that even if you haven't experienced it, you can FEEL the agony that a person who has experienced it goes through. I really enjoyed getting to see more of these characters and am looking forward to reading Book 3.