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Published by Self Published on November 13th 2016
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Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves.
And she does, every single day.
After finding herself stuck in a relationship with the dangerous and morally corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to get by until she's able to find a way out.
Nothing will get in her way.
Nothing except Carter.
Sloan is the best thing to ever happen to Asa. And if you ask Asa, he'd say he's the best thing to ever happen to Sloan. Despite Sloan's disapproval of Asa's sinister lifestyle, he does exactly what he needs to do in order to stay a step ahead in his business. He also does exactly what he needs to do in order to stay a step ahead of Sloan.
Nothing will get in his way.
Nothing except Carter.
From New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover, writing as C. Hoover.
This book was originally written as a side project by the author. It previously appeared on other platforms under the same title, but has since been slightly edited from its original content and formatted specifically for kindle. Please note that the content of this book is more graphic than the content of other books written by this author, hence the distinction between the names. This title is recommended for mature audiences only due to extreme graphic content. Recommended for readers 18+.
Warning: For readers who might be triggered by sensitive subject matter, this book contains scenes which depict rape, murder and other graphic violence.
Book Review: 10 stars
“Love is not found, Love finds“
I have loved every single book by Colleen Hoover so far and this was bound to be another success. This book is very different from what she has written so far, while reading I kept reminding myself who was the author of this masterpiece.
It has soul, it has strength, it has weakness, it has love, it has EVERYTHING!!!!! Key words how I would describe this are:
* Brutally real
* Eye opening
The story of Sloane and Asa had my heart stop several times. Asa had me feel so much rage against him but also pity and love at some point. He is one hardcore damaged man and a lot of his bad choices and decisions are caused by the way he was raised and all the things he learned as a child. Even if I despised Asa I prayed for him and wanted him to become a better new version of himself.
Sloane found her way out with Carter’s help and learned how to stand her ground again. She went through hell and back and I am so proud and amazed by her resurrection. The situation is hard to deal with but also very important and I am glad I read it and wish for every woman to read it and be more aware of how easy it can be to fall into a dangerous pattern.
Carter is the good guy next door and could be everyone’s dream man. I fell for him even if he was very predictable and easy to figure out.
All three characters are complexed with real flaws and all that just makes them even more amazing and magnificent. This book is not your typical angst kind of story you could expect from Colleen. Be aware that there are plenty of violent and both emotional and physical abuse scenes. I loved how the author put this together and her writing is impeccable as always. There is so much going on in this story that it makes it impossible to have “Favorite” parts but I would have to say the epilogues were my undoing even if they were probably the darkest and hardest to cope with.
Deep down I keep wishing the ending was slightly different but I still loved it and think everyone got what they deserved.
Emma Hudson, Max Thomas and Ryan Gray were the perfect cast! They all did wonderful job and brought these characters to life. Max and Ryan were one step above, I felt like their voices WERE Asa and Carter. The emotion their performances had was pure Excellency.
This book is without a doubt in my mind one of the strongest ones I’ve read and will have in my memory for a long time to come. I absolutely recommend this whole heartedly.