There's a girl asleep by my bed. Her name's Sophie and she's the love of my life.
She doesn't know that. I've never told her.
I've been the biggest a$$hole the world has seen.
I want everything from her but I can't ask for it. I f*cked up, I'm probably dying, and it's too late for second chances…
This is a long standalone novella. It tells the story of Sophie, sister of Cosima (Merc's girl from Dark Child).
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Second Chance love
Strength by Jo Raven
What an emotional, heartbreaking story. Where do I begin to tell you how fantastic this book is. This book is Griffin and Sophies story. You will remember both of this characters being mentions in Dark Child Mercury & Cosima story. Considering Cosima and Sophie are twin sisters.
Griffin and Sophie’s story will pull at your heart, it is emotionally raw. The tragedy and pain that Griff deals with not only from the Cancer but also from the scars on his body. Griffin is struggling to deal with cancer, and doesn’t want to believe he is going to make it. Sophie is there for him and will not let him give up as she nurses him back to health.
Griffin and Sophie don’t and haven’t had the easiest of relationships and you are in for one bumpy ride with them while they try to work out the past and present relationship troubles.
Well done Jo with what I believe to be another successful book. It was well written and you can see that a lot of work went into it to give the authenticity of Griffin’s illness and treatment.
Strong character read
Another amazing book from Jo. Enjoyed seeing the return of past characters. The commitment of these characters to stay true to what they want even through struggles makes it a must read.
STRENGTH IS AMAZING!! Griff
Heartbreaking. Crushing. Angst. Love. Lust. Hope.
That’s a few words that describe the emotions I felt reading Strength.
What a complicated man, tortured by past events, struggling to live in “the world of today” after his time in the army and PTSD that now demands so much of his attention.
His love for Sophie has always been there, hiding because he never believed he was worthy of love. Never believed he was worthy or deserving of her love.
Sophie has loved Griffin for years until one day he was gone. Disappeared without a word. Then years later he is back from the war (that she had no clue about) and he has changed. He was always quiet, reserved but there’s a difference to him now & Sophie wants him, needs him and is determined to break through his layers.
This read was so emotional, a topic that can’t help but tug at your heartstrings and pray for a HEA. The thought of anything else is unbearable. Sophie and Griffin are amazing, their love is unbreakable and for the first time Griffin allows himself to feel. To love.