My sister died the night he snuck into our bedroom.
I brought her back to life when I made sure he couldn't harm her again.
I promised I'd always protect her, that I'd always watch out for her.
I never thought I'd have to save her from herself...
To the moon and back...
From the stars to the ocean...
That was Marley and Cameron Bowen's secret code.
Twins born just five minutes apart, they have the perfect life... Until tragedy strikes just weeks after their eighth birthday and their father is killed by a drunk driver. Having trouble coping with the loss of her soul mate, their mother tries to find comfort in drugs and alcohol... And an abusive man with a penchant for underage girls. No longer able to stand listening to his sister's screams and cries every night for nearly three years, Cam takes matters into his own hands and they're finally able to escape the nightmare.
They're finally able to start over...
But the nightmare still haunts Marley. The years go on and she is forced to put on a smile, making everyone think she is the perfect, well-adjusted teenager she is supposed to be... Until she is faced with a painful reminder of her past during her senior year of high school and she's no longer able to keep on the mask she has been compelled to wear.
Mature readers recommended.
I have to say that I read this book in this series second and the light first. I cried in the light book but this one I cried so much I couldn't see the words. Both of these books are heart felt and honest. These two books are now on the list of my favorites. Writing on said subjects is hard. To write a book that speaks volumes to where I can't see the words because I'm crying so much, the author touched me with this story. I felt the pain, the fear and emotions being drawn out from the characters. Well done. I hope that with this story and it's second that people speak their mind and give a voice where it's needed most. I can't wait for the next two in this story line. I loved ALL points of view and characters. Good job!!!
T.K. Leigh has done it again. She has written an story that bring light to a otherwise difficult situation. Heart of Marley was an emotional roller cost of a ride that I enjoyed reading. It shows that you should never judge a book by it cover and that you should always speak up for yourself even if it may be difficult.