I finished this book in one sitting, captivated by this woman’s journey trying to live again, after years of abuse.
Riley had a hard life, an abusing husband, leaving its marks on her. After twelve years of a failing marriage, it’s time to move on but it was difficult. She was doing everything in her power to be the best mother, to take care of her little boy, River, who had a speech delay.
Life shattered her, dismantle her heart and soul into pieces. She’s fierce, and seeking for help, and to show her weakness was not an option. Her stubbornness closed her from people. But deep inside, she needed an electroshock to awake her.
The first time I met Liam through Riley’s eyes, I was sold. Therapist by day, rock star by night. All I can say that RD Berg can describe appealing and mesmerizing male characters, and their first encounter, … completely charged with electricity was stunning! I felt it all!!
I was afraid that Liam’s musician side would add more drama to their story, but it didn’t. He was an amazing listener and was great with River, who totally letting him into their lives.
Riley’s past was just heartbreaking and she was struggling not to sink, but it was hard, with the shadows of her past threatening her chance to happiness.
I wanted Riley to fight more, she felt weak, she was surrounded by her family and Liam, and sometimes she wasn’t trying enough. There was so many times that she could shine and it didn’t happen. I just wanted more for her.
Surprisingly, Liam was described like a bad boy but seemed softer in the end.
Riley was a woman who couldn’t show her weakness and was choosing to live like a recluse, because her ex-husband made her feel so inferior, and to cut off everyone when times were getting hard.
Even if he was trying to let Riley to confide in him, giving her time, sometimes it wasn’t enough and he was pushing her, being her rock.
This story was written like you were living it, so overwhelming at times, with great secondary characters (special mention to the two MC’s BFF; Annie (Riley’s twin and Liam’s brother), River had his part in the story and I really appreciated how he was fitted into it. (This little guy melt my heart). After a long and intense journey, I needed them to be happy. Their story was full of pitfalls but so worth reading. Gut-wrenching and beautiful.