From USA Today best selling author Rebecca Shea comes a new standalone second chance romance, Fault Lines.
At eleven he was my first crush. At sixteen he became mine. At nineteen he broke my heart and destroyed me. That was ten years ago and the last time I saw Cole Ryan.
They say you never get over your first love…I beg to differ. I left my shattered heart buried in a town I never expected to return to. I erased every thought of him and buried the memories never to be found.
I moved on…now ten years later I have the perfect life, the perfect fiancé, the perfect career. Everything I ever wanted until I’m forced to go back and face my past and the man that destroyed me.
He won’t stop until I know the truth no matter how hard I fight it. In the end, lies will be uncovered, hearts will be broken, and my life as I’ve come to know it destroyed.
Fault Lines is a story that centers around second chances. Frankie and Cole were high school sweethearts, madly in love. But that passionate romance hits a snag and they go their separate ways, and quite a few years later they are brought back together. Frankie and Cole’s relationship is filled with one miscommunication after another. They both are hiding things from each other too, so neither of them can completely move on until the secrets are told.
Frankie and Cole are both flawed characters, and while I enjoy the not so prefect ones, I spent a lot of the time wanting them to wake up and talk, for real talk too, about the past and the in between too. The drama between these two was pretty non stop which made for a great page turner, and their hurt was evident and so was the love they had for each other. I did enjoy both Frankie and Cole felt awful for what they had went through, the big reveal that Frankie had been hiding is what broke my heart. And, I was a little shocked how easy it was resolved and forgiven. I don’t know if I would have been able to handle all of that so well. But, the ending was a fitting one, and it was an overall enjoyable read.
Fans of angsty, slow burning romances will enjoy this one for sure.
In 1922 and in 1988 a deadly, possessive entity imprints on members of the same family, ancient as Genesis and determined to remain free. Savannah Caleman is the latest object of obsession in this chilling, historical tale of haunted legacy and terror.
Savannah Caleman’s family has been coming apart since the early 1920’s. After a horrific suicide by their great aunt, the Calemans sell off the family ranch, hoping to leave the stigma of insanity behind and gain a fresh start at a property known by locals as “The Witcher Place.” Days after the move, Savannah’s father isn’t himself and her mother grows increasingly distant. Her little brother, Chaz, is forced out of a second story window by a being that makes Savannah question her sanity for the first time. Her mother takes Chaz and flees the state. Savannah and her younger sister, Molly, are chased home by a mountain lion but when Savannah turns to look back, the cat has transformed into a man. Their father’s behavior takes a more serious twist as horror abounds and Savannah turns to distant relatives for answers, fearing the insanity is real and has spread. Her father is no longer in control. Armed with a shotgun, Savannah is forced to protect herself and her sister.
The evil plaguing her family dons a suit and tie and introduces himself, giving Savannah an ultimatum. She must decide between her sister’s safety and aiding a monster that can’t be identified as either an angel or a demon. Either way, Savannah is torn, and takes to single-handedly running the family affairs with precision as she takes care of her sister. The Witcher Place is transformed to her liking using family money. Distractions are only that. Releasing a monster to roam at will isn’t a stellar option, no matter the promises it makes. The stain of murder and torment cannot be erased. He has fallen, been shackled, and now has plans to rise once more using Savannah as the key to regain grace.
This was wild and intense horror story, but boy was it a good one. But this is also on those types of reads that is so hard to review, because every little things that happens in this, is important, giving to much away spoils it. And the blurb give a hint of some of the events. so I’ll just tell you, that the setting is haunting, and gave me the chills. I would now want to live at The Witcher Place ever! When the Caleman family moves in, some pretty sinister things start to happen. The father is losing his mind, the mother is weak and doesn’t protect her children, but the oldest daughter Savannah, is the main character and she is one tough cookie. Man, did I like her! Anyway, The Witcher Place is evil, the suspense was plenty and that ending was absolutely amazing! I like my horror books, dark and scary and this one fit the bill for sure.
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