Wow! This story crushed me!
Samantha Perkins, a young girl who is trying to raise enough money to help save her adoptive mom. She’s a hard worker and a young woman who keeps to herself, but she’ll do anything for the woman who took her and gave her a home at the age of six. Samantha closes herself off from the rest of the world as a safety mechanism for herself. She’s strong and stubborn, but she will meet someone who will show her that life is worth living and sharing. It will take her a while to realize this, but she will come around int he end. Unfortunately for her though, her life will go through many hard times and changes before she’ll get her happily ever after.
Logan Prescott, a lonely man who has the world by the tail but has no one to share it with. He has been in the public eye since he was a boy and has struggled with his own hardships in life, but he wants someone he can share his thoughts and worries with. Someone that cares for him as the person he is and not what he can give them because of his notoriety. He has his sister, but she has her own demons to slay and he can only share so much with her without destroying her, or so he thinks. Dana is stronger now and she is coming into her own as a young adult. His love and caring probably helped with that.
The feels in this story were all over the place. First there was the thought of “Sam, you damn fool” to “Yes, finally, you smartened up”, to “Oh my god! No!” and everything in between.
This story was so well written for the content and it blew me away. I have read Bry Ann’s Roses & Thorns series and the Shattered Duet as well as her two stand alone stories from the series and they are dark, but this was light with dark mixed in. I have become a big fan of Bry Ann’s writing this year and continue to be awed by her books. Her stories have so much in them that it’s almost as if she is writing them from her own experience and that’s what draws me in so much, I think.
I give this story a 4.5 star review and I look forward to reading more of this series and finding out what will happen next.