An amazing romantic, suspenseful thriller... 5 stars!
Nancy S. Thompson has written an edge of your seat yet heart wrenching/heart warming story. It has twists and turns that keep you guessing! I was riveted to my kindle reading events as they unfolded...
The absolute tragedy that her two protagonists experience is immense. There were several scenes that I thought, no, this is not happening! There was a scene in particular that I literally just felt like I wished I could close my own eyes and not "watch through the protagonist's eyes" at what was happening! My stomach felt sick with dread... My heart heavy at what I feared was coming. I felt anger at the individuals responsible.
How her two protagonist with completely different lives can be thrust into the need to fight for survival, because of a monumental mistake and learn to trust, work together and forgive, proves that redemption is possible even at the darkest time in someone's life.
This is not a bubblegum book... Bad things happen and lives are forever changed, but the choices made and the consequences and results are part of what makes this so bittersweet. The decisions to heal, forgive and move on are hard ones to make, the act of doing just that is more difficult than one can imagine.
The way Nancy finished the story was very satisfying for my own feelings of the need for retribution. The wrap up was amazing... No, I didn't get everything I wanted to happen, but that's what makes these stories feel more real.
The gift of love and ultimately finding happiness is unexpected and very fulfilling.
I can't wait to read more from this author!
Review by: Stacy Bailey Darnell/Literary Mania Reviews
|Tyler & Jillian's neighborhood in Noe Valley|
|San Francisco General Hospital|
|Beck and Hannah's house on The Plateau|
|The Sammamish Plateau|
All Tyler Karras wants is to enjoy life with his expectant bride. What he gets instead is a graveside seat at her funeral. With the woman who killed her uncharged and still free, all Ty wants now is revenge.
His brother, Nick, has dangerous connections and suggests a sadistic plan: grab the woman responsible and hand her over to his associates--sex-traffickers in San Francisco's Russian Mafia. They offer Ty more than he dreamed possible. In exchange for the woman, they'll finally let his brother leave the business for good--with his debt wiped clean and his heart still beating.
There's just one problem: Ty kidnaps the wrong woman.
Now he must protect Hannah Maguire from the very enemy he's unleashed, but the Russians are holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete the deal. Caught in a no-win situation, Ty must find a way to save himself, his brother, and the woman, but with the Russian Mafia, even two out of three makes for very long odds.
|Nancy S. Thompson|
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