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on January 23rd 2016
Genres: Abuse, Contemporary, Crime, Dark, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
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What would you do if your entire world were ripped away?
What kind of person would you become at the hands of a Monster?
How far would you go to stop the bitter cold you felt deep in your bones?
Rena was taken from her only home, sold into the sex slavery and held against her will for two years. Waiting. Her broken soul is left waiting…waiting for the end.
After her rescue she is given a new start along with a new identity. Kira finds herself trying to move forward, to find her own way. She finds herself searching for fleeting moments of warmth in the things that had once brought her joy.
With a single touch Brendan is able to chase away all the cold. He melts the ice frozen around her soul, letting her finally see a possible future ahead. Through the darkest of situations they find love.
Can two broken people heal each other?
Can love be found in the most horrible of situations?
Would the warmth grow so strong, that it becomes Radiant?
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book review: 3 stars
I can’t seem to be able to decide how many stars I want/have to give this book. It has me so confused and so twisted up in knots. It’s like I’m on a teeter and I can’t decide which way to go……
The first thing that caught my eye about this book was the AWESOME cover. And I mean REALLY AWESOME!!! The incredible harmony of the colors along with the title and the girl makes this cover simply WOW!!! I will never get tired of staring at it!
When I got to read the blurb, – after I got myself in control and dragged my eyes off the cover – I was instantly intrigued. You see, the dark romance is kind of my thing and my soft spot. Every time I see an interesting and oh-hell-yeah romance from the dark side, I can hardly walk away from it. And Radiant fall in that category after I read what it’s about.
Although, when I started it, I was kind of: Uh-oh. This started kind of disappointing. For almost the half book, I wasn’t that drawn to the story and so emotionally attached like in others. It had a pace, though its own and maybe the right one, that made me swing between different moods while I was getting deeper into it. My mind and heart was, each one, in an inner battle trying to decide what my impression and feelings for it are. And as you can see from my words, neither has come to a conclusion yet. Radiant is definitely a book-hangover book whose hangover is caused from the beautifully emotional knots it pushes you in.
Time drifted away as she melted into her Prince.
Both Brendan and Kira are two very powerful, emotional and complex characters. The unfortunate situations they are thrown into just multiply these characteristics of them. What is extremely captivating is how much power hold over each other. Almost from the beginning of the book, where they meet under some very horrible circumstances, the pull between them is plainly insane. Personally, I have a hard time remembering if I have encountered that much of insanity between lovers in any other book I have read. But, as unique as it was, sometimes it bothered me because it didn’t seem that mush down to earth. It was literally came out from a book.
I don’t really know how to describe M. L. Med’s writing. It was changing a bit from one chapter to another. Maybe the word that can describe it correctly is Unpredictable. And, so, the story was too. It was going up and down, right and left in no time, leaving me confused about my feelings and my thoughts. I loved it but I still can’t say how much. This is a real first for me. I have never found myself in a position where I can’t say with certainty what I feel. Well, I will undoubtedly not be able to forget that book as long as I live. :p
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