My name is Ellie Winters, and I'm one of those unfortunate women you hear about on the news - but you never think my fate will ever happen to you. Not that I blame you for believing that. Honestly, I thought the same thing, until I became a statistic, a missing person who was assumed dead. Wrong place, wrong time.
Except I'm not dead. Not yet. I was kidnapped, shackled, beaten, and deprived of the basic necessities, and pretty much left to find a slow, painful demise. I'm hanging on, but just barely. I'm not even sure what I'm waiting for since there's no hope for me, nobody waiting for me. I had finally given up, resigned myself to my inevitable death, when the one man who could make me want to live again finds me more dead than alive. After so many months in captivity, I'm lost, hopelessly damaged. Is it even possible for me to come out of the darkness and into the light again?
Zane Colter challenges me to live again, laugh again, live my life again. But I'm not sure if I'll ever be the same woman I was before I was held captive by a madman. Yet, he doesn't give up, and I couldn't ignore the white-hot passion that sizzled between the two of us.
He's everything I've ever wanted, everything I've always needed.
Tender - but stubborn.
Logical - but understanding.
Sweet - but hot, demanding, and possessive.
As we fall into each other, both hungry for a passion we've never known, I wonder if I can be what Zane needs when I'm struggling to find myself again.
And when I'm finally healed, I'll have a choice to make: Do I try to hang onto him forever, or will letting go be my only option?
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A tad dark
This book starts off a tad dark and may not be to everyone’s taste. Both the author and narrator were new to me so I went into this story blind.
I felt that the narrator Elizabeth Powers did a great job. Particularly as the book starts off with Ellie being kidnapped and giving up all hope of being rescued. She managed to convey a great deal of emotion as she told the story and I found myself invested.
This was a hot and passionate story filled with angst and emotion. The chemistry between Zane and Ellie is scorching and this added to what was a gripping story. The flames almost jump off the page as you read. I loved how they were friends that morphed into more.
Can Ellie recover from her ordeal and create a future with Zane or is she destined to be lost and lonely? Will Zane overcome his past?