From the outside looking in, this life may seem jacked up. People may think that I've completely lost my mind. They only see the bruises. They don't know that Maxwell Costin saved my life, and that I owe him everything. I'm alive because of him. So when he tells me to keep my mouth shut, and do what he says then that's exactly what I do. And if anyone asks about the dirty bodies, the dirty floors, or Max's dirty hands, I know nothing. Even if the man asking is dark and dangerously sexy. I will not break. Try me…
***Recommended for ages 18+ due to graphic language, sexual content, & mature subject matter.*** This book is not for the weak at heart.
I'd just like to start this review by giving Ms Bartley a standing ovation! -stands and claps wildly-
This is the twisted and screwed up story of a young girl who believes herself to be in love...she believes that everything that Max does is for her protection. That he is her home, her safe place. If all you have ever known is cruelty...how would you ever know that love could, or indeed SHOULD, be any different?
Then a new guy, Sketch, turns up working for Maxwell, he has as many demons as Shay and the two have an instant, albeit slightly odd, chemistry.
Anyone who has read anything by Regina in the past will be in for a shock...this is soooo far past anything that you'd expect that you'll be knocked into a whole new world! This is raw, exceptionally dark, edgy, gritty and filled with such truly filthy fuckery that even the Dark queen herself (Madam Ker Dukey) would be proud but the Hershey's Bartley undertone still remains true! The plot was flawless and the character development was spectacular! watching Shay flit between ''Shay'' and returning to Sadie towards the end was deeply heart warning and heart breaking all at once.
This is an un-put-downable story of love, lies murder, betrayal and finally finding redemption. VERY well done Ms Bartley! I am in Awe 5 STARS (10 if Lily will let me borrow a few!)
Regina is a contemporary romance writer from Kentucky. She lives there with her husband, kids, and cat. She can be found behind her computer, a good book, or watching sports. She loves to hear from her fans. You can find out what's coming next if you follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthReginaBartley, read her blog www.reginabartley.com, or follow her on twitter @regina_bartley.