Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 6, 2017
with him forever.But to him, I’ve always been off-limits. Until the night that changed everything.Maybe it was the alcohol. Maybe it was the secrets we shared. Maybe he finally
opened his eyes and saw me.
By the time the sun rose, I’d lost him again, my heart shattering on his
parting words: “It was a mistake.” So I ran. Ran until I was thousands of miles
away, in a country I didn’t know, surrounded by people who only made me miss
I never expected him to follow me … or to pry more secrets from my soul. In
exchange, he gave me more of his secrets too.
The more he let me into his heart, the more I loved him, but I’m afraid that
some secrets may be too big to overcome.
Was this a mistake? Was inviting Sam into my room a big fat problem? I was leaving for America tomorrow.
thinking? I wasn’t some sexual nymph, skilled in the way Sam surely was.
He’d walk away, and we’d forget this ever happened.
escape that would make me not obsess over the ‘what if.’
least. I’d pulled so many out in the days leading up to the trip, needing some
control over this impending trip.
nearly as intoxicating as the alcohol I’d consume in how it numbed my fears.
a few loud heartbeats before he said, “Turn it back on.”
** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. **
Whitney Barbetti delivered a poignant and heartbreaking story about two tortured souls who had hidden for all these years their way to cope with pain or loss. I wasn’t expecting that kind of story for Samson and Lotte. It was an emotional ride, raw and scorching.
I do like stories about characters that were more than meet the eye, where the psychological aspect and personality were developed, showing us how the scars ran deep, without no pretense, brutal and honest.
The characters are tortured and fighting over their addictions and compulsions. I did like to see something that wasn’t perfect, when you see the characters’ flaws, pretending and trying to survive in front of everyone but finding in the darkness the only who can see through it and make them breath again.
As much as they were destructive for themselves, I was afraid to see a destructive relationship, to see them sink together but it wasn’t the case. They were each other’s light and never judging each other. Being strong to fight over the darkness that slightly suffocated them.
Overall, it was beautifully written. They made my heart race. It was obviously heavy emotionally but I adored to read the moments in between, when Sam and Lotte didn’t have to hide, to show their true colors.
Of course the road to happiness was far from easy but they were fighters and even if it was hard at times to see how they were hurting inside, I had so much hope for them, because they faced their demons, to get better for themselves first before finally having a brighter future together. What an incredible journey!