knew the truth… except me.
love feels like. What happiness feels like. What hope feels like. I am numb.
He’s possibly as damaged as I am. Maybe even more. Scarred
just as much on the inside as the outside. Just like me. He doesn’t speak. He
doesn’t smile. He hides in the woods like an animal. I should be scared of him. But I’m not. He’s
the only one that has ever made me feel. And I want to make him feel, too.
This book had me right from the start. From the very first page i was completely drawn into this intensely beautiful story and I loved it, I really really loved it ! Carian’s writing is just pure quality. There was so much sorrow, so much pain and raw emotion in her words that it made me shiver at times, how real it felt a testament to her writing. There is never anything typical about a Carian Cole romance and yet again she has given us something outside the box
Holly and Tyler were destined to be together, to have a second chance at life. Both had been to hell and back and have the physical and emotional scars to prove it, their lives entwined even more than they both realise at first. Each of them is trying the best way they can to get through each day and cope in whatever way possible with all that has happened.
Holly was kidnapped off the streets as a young child and 10 years later is pulled from a hole in the woods by her “prince”, her saviour, Tyler. Having been abused both mentally and physically, she is returned to her family but ends up feeling just as abandoned and alone as before. She dreams of her prince coming back into her life to save her yet again.
After reading Torn, we know that Tyler’s a recluse living in the woods. His back story is gut wrenching, the scars he bares both mentally and physically deep and so raw, still carrying so much guilt and anger about what happened to him. Underneath it all is this man with a heart of gold muddling through life with no real purpose in the best way he can, that is until he pulls Holly out of that hole.
Time and time again fate throws them together. Both are broken, scarred but they find strength in each other. Watching their relationship progress and unfold as i want through the book was beautiful and filled with emotion as they each put their trust in the other. With the support they both learn that their experiences don’t define them and will only control their futures if they let it.
I think this has got to be my favourite of Carian’s books to date. She showed us that fairy tales do come true if only you believe in them enough and i can’t wait to see what she will have for us next.
I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.
Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.