Twenty-one years after a random call out, Judd is found chained and beaten in the basement of an old rundown farmhouse where he has lived the life of an animal for the last twenty-one years.
Kloe Grant is assigned as Judd’s personal therapist. It’s her job to rehabilitate him, to guide him back to normal life. But as Judd’s only emotion is rage, Kloe finds it both heart-breaking and challenging mending a soul that’s not only broken but caged inside him by the demons of his past.
However, when Kloe’s relationship with her patient raises some eyebrows, Kloe can’t fight against the powers that want to see her fail, and with an arm behind her back, she walks away, leaving behind a man who has come to live life again for her.
Not until a chance encounter brings him to her door. To the woman with the bluest eyes and the most stunning smile, the woman who took his hand in the darkness and led him through the door into the sun.
But Kloe Grant left him when he needed her the most. She took the only shred of hope and trust he had left and annihilated it. She starved his belief, and she fed his fury.
She owes him. And he’s going to make sure that this time, she pays. In blood. In lust. In pain. And with her soul.
4.5 stars – deliciously dark and intense
I don’t know how she does it but Dawn had me hooked into this story from the minute i turned the first page. I literally couldn’t put it down, forcing myself to stay awake until the early hours as i just had to finish it. Her way with words captivating me until the very end
Judd/Anderson was “taken” from his family at just 4 years old and for 21 years kept looked in a basement; brutalised, tortured and abused. Found by chance and rescued, he has no social skills and the only touch he’s ever experienced has shown him pain.
Kloe has her own demons and a past she is still fighting against the effects of on a daily basis. A post-stress rehabilitation therapist, she has dealt with many sad and tragic cases but none that will affect her as much as Anderson
The book is in two parts, the first of which was both emotional and heartbreaking. Anderson is like a child, he’s confused and almost conditioned from the years of systematic abuse. As his therapist, Kloe is there to help him through this, rehabilitate him but with the her marriage falling apart and her own personal battles she finds herself pushed to the limit. There two broken souls are drawn to each other, an attraction to the darkness within and she promises Anderson that she will always be there for him. Following a cruel twist, Kloe leaves and Anderson is left determined to get revenge on yet another person who has abandoned him
Part two – wow! The darkness unleashes and we are four years on, with Anderson a ruthless MMA fighter, fighting to the death, the only way he can find release in the pain and he still hasn’t forgotten Kloe and how she left him. Fate brings them back together and Anderson sees this as the perfect opportunity to exact his revenge, make her see the darkness, experience, the pain the depravity and see the real him, find the real Kloe.
This book was dark and intense with so many twists and turns i felt dizzy and just when i thought i’d figured out how this was going to go, Dawn pulled the rug out from under me again leaving me speechless. That ending ….. I certainly didn’t see that cliff hanger coming and I cannot wait until July to find out what will happen next. This book is not for the feint hearted and if you are a lover of darker reads then this is certainly the book for you
Heart of Stone/Nsc, Room 103, Blue Butterfly, the Judgement 8 series, the
Devine series, the erotic paranormal Tainted Angels series and stand alones Dove and Night Fires.
Ker Dukey) of The Deception series and the dark stand alone I See You.
a full-time mum/author. She lives in Derbyshire, England with her husband,
children and three dogs.
reader and her tastes range from horror to erotic, but she loves to help new
authors get into the ‘scene’. She loves rock music and tattooed guys, and has a
weakness for coffee, wine and Belgian buns.
busy in her cave working on several books