~ Synopsis ~
Eighteen year old Gray McAllister is on the run. Leaving her dangerous past behind her is easier said than done, even when she finds herself at last able to forge a new life.
But then the planets align and Gray finds herself bumping into super-hot Thane Blackwell. Drooling over him from afar is safe but that’s only until she is forced to look after Thane while he recovers from surgery.
Being holed up in her apartment is a bad, bad idea. Can Gray control the fire that Thane seems to light inside her, or will she give in to her deepest desires. Can Thane achieve his goal without hurting Gray in the process?
~ Review by Denise ~
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Right off the author dives right into something intriguing and suspenseful, so you better know how to swim. Gray is a girl who is looking for something she desperately needs and at the same time you derive she is on the run from something dangerous. It seems to be some serious business also the lengths she goes to. At the same time she is being watched and followed but she thinks she is in the clear. So either way if you did know how to swim or not by the time she reaches her destination you are a goner because this author has you by the neck in deep with this girl. You have to keep going to see what is she running from and why but you know it is pretty ugly. The author does a good job of giving you her memories linking you into the 411 at just the right time not taking away from what it is that she is doing now. Then there is that one you meet such as she does that she thinks is unattainable due to her circumstances but he is a heart throb none the less. Thane bumps into her but then they meet again while at school trying to enroll. With my suspicious mind I know there is more to him than meets the eye. He will also be her savior from some nasty business that will lead them on a different road then they both think they should go but resistance is futile. This girl will have the gumption and bravery to do more than most people ever will and that is one of the reasons she is such a strong character. You too as you read want her to be saved and hope she has been successful in escape. Thane has many aspects to his character that the author reveals by layer that comes at the right time in the places it needs to. Also their building relationship grows gracefully but does not take away from what is really going on. You want him to be her Superman but you are on the edge knowing that the kyrptonite can not be to far away. This is a strong beginning to a intense story that comes in parts. The realism that this story is based on is indeed a dark side of life but brought to the forefront with characters that you hope will come out the winners when you reach the other side. The unthinkable will indeed happen and you are left with your mouth open and then turning to Thane hoping he has the guts and glory to go for the gold. 4 books
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~ About the Author ~
Toni Vallan is the author of two contemporary titles in the contemporary suspense series DESPERATION, and her ongoing Thriller line. Toni loves the dark side of the soul, and studied to become a neuropsychologist. A career path taken over by her first love – writing.
Toni lives in the land of the Hobbits, and secretly wants a Hobbit house, although her husband and two daughters may not agree.
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