⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
Rain and Ajax have both lived through tragedy and have the scars to prove it. Their first meeting will always stick with both of them, but they’ll never talk about it.
Rain has so many scars that her life is not a normal one, but it’s as normal as she can make it. Her rescuer and hero will always be there for her and he will always hold a special place in her heart. Richard never saw himself as a family man, he was too focused on his career, but when he sees Rain for the first time, his heart shatters.
Ajax has lost everyone in his life that has ever meant anything to him. Now he’s on his own until a family decides they want to adopt him, but they wait until he’s almost ready to age out of the system. Now he has a brother, and he protects him over and over again. Until he sees the true man behind the mask.
Rain and Ajax aren’t really friends, but they are kindred souls. Their story is brutal, dark, tragic and healing. They can see the torment behind each other’s eyes and find that they are drawn to each other because of what they’ve survived in their lives. This story shattered my heart and broke me. Rain feels as though she’s broken, but what she doesn’t know is that she is a strong woman and a survivor. Ajax feels as though he’s weak, but he is also a survivor, he’s just a bit quieter and more reserved, but he will find the strength and will that are required to save the one person that matters to him now. Bry Ann’s books are always dark and tragic, but she does such an awesome job in writing them and I love them. Her books break my heart, but in the end it’s always mended back. I love these characters and I love that Francis, Guy, Cut, Lacy, Maria and Seven all make an appearance in this story. The story is dark and tragic, but the ending is beautiful and healing. I give this story a 5-star review and as always, I can’t wait to read more of Bry Ann’s books. Be forewarned, this book has triggers.