I knew nothing about this book before starting. As most of you know, going in blind is always my first choice. I saw the cover and knew I wanted to read it,so I didn’t even read the synopsis. If at all possible, I suggest you do the same. But if you just have to know a little ..keep reading for my spoiler free review.
The body and mind are resilient and powerful when forced to endure unimaginable trauma and heart wrenching pain…. Lucas has survived an ordeal no one should ever have to go through and coped the best way he knew how. Now a nomad just looking for a home, a place to fit in, and a place where no one knows who he is and what he’s done, he finds himself in Payson. A small town that offers something Lucas needs, a home and a job to feel as close to normal as he possible can..
With too many bad memories, Shyann is forced to return to Payson with her tail between her legs. A town she was hoping to never set foot in again. When she meets a mysterious man that is timid, shy, and she is magnetically drawn to.
The prologue hooked me! I love a suspenseful beginning that makes you hold your breath and pray for a character you’ve just met. Your heart will instantly fall for Lucas, the more you turn the pages the more in love with him you’ll be. The book is in multiple POV and it’s perfect to see the inner workings of each character and see through their eyes the battles that they face and feel what they feel.
While I did struggle through a lot of the beginning of the book it did captivate me at the 35% (ish) mark. I think my only true issue was with Shyann’s character. She’s a spoiled brat that graded on my nerves. But that’s just her and I completely believe in a character being who they are. But I found that she didn’t have a lot of character consistency till we get closer to the middle of the book where we start to see her grow and come into her own. Towards the middle of the book it didn’t read like a struggle anymore. Almost as if the author was refueled and energized. I’m glad I continued because it was well worth it. It’s a great read that I would totally recommend it.