Lyra Collins thought she was safe, hiding in a sleepy artists' community in Arizona. Having escaped from a cult five years ago, she keeps a low profile, making a living as a sculptor. But when a mysterious man with a dark, dangerous look appears on her doorstep, she knows it's time to run again.
Former lawman, now PI, Dare Lancaster accidentally leads a bunch of fanatical cult members straight to Lyra's door. Now it's up to him to protect her. The danger, as well as their growing attraction, is greater than anything's he's ever faced before.
Neal Barker, the grandson of the first Prophet Jericho, rules the Temple of Light commune unchecked. According to his visions, he and Lyra are destined to produce the new Messiah, so he will stop at nothing to make her his own. Dare soon discovers just how far he's willing to go to safeguard Lyra—and never let her go.
This is a good book. I’m dragged at times but it’s worth I to keep reading.
A woman on the run and a man who’s vowed to protect her.
The romance is a slow burn and the suspense is nail biting on the edge of your seat.
Cult stealing young girls
Located in Oregon, a cult selling prophesy, sex slaves, drugs, weapons, and belief in The Light. Not unlikely there imo. They get stymied in the end and everyone rescued!
Capital T for Trauma
Interesting plot with a controlling cult, charismatic cult leader, and strong heroine on the run with the help of her hero. Plot moves quickly.
I didn’t find the misogynistic hero very likable or the romance believable due to how the heroine’s years of intense trauma was glossed over, but different folks like different things.
CW: physical and mental abuse, graphic SA, dr*g abuse, homelessness, vomiting. HEA.