Beats Stars! Actually, make that TEN!
Susan Fanetti has astounded me, yet again!
I knew this book was going to blow my mind when the dedication brought tears to my eyes. Yes, I was hooked right from the opening page. Oh, the magnificence! And even though it made me a big sappy, stupid mess, I didn’t want it to ever end!
This is the story of Demon and Faith.
Ten years ago their forbidden romance ended in persecution …
Wrong. All of it was so fucking wrong. He needed to get clear. Instead, he grabbed her face in his hands and kissed her.
… and when their young love was torn apart it left nothing but pain, regret and longing.
You’re so young. You still see your life like an epic story that you get to tell … Life isn’t epic. It’s small and made up of mistakes.
A decade later, their love has not diminished …
How could that be? How could a decade just disappear? How could all that time not make things softer, easier to bear?
… can they overcome the shadows of their pasts while fighting for an uncertain future?
Michael ‘Demon’ Van Buren is such a beautiful, tortured soul. Never have I read a more challenging character … a male character with such conflicting and overwhelming emotions. His backstory is so heartbreaking, every little step forward had me clutching at my heart. There were moments when I wanted to just reach into the book and wrap my arms around him; to let him know that he was loved and accepted. His struggle just made me FEEL … especially the scenes involving his son, Tucker … Daddy Demon had me swooning. ♥♥♥
No secrets. No shame. That’s family. Trouble is as much the glue as love.
Faith Fordham is an incredibly strong, passionate and creative leading lady. Her spunky, sixteen year old attitude morphs into an adult self-assuredness … But it is her utter devotion to Michael and her unwavering love that really makes her perfect for this story … no amount of personal angst or drama holds her back from loving her man.
I’m not afraid of you, Michael. You’re not a demon. You’re a man – with a scarred and beautiful heart.
This second book in The Night Horde SoCal series is a testament to the brilliance of Susan Fanetti’s writing abilities.
Love story aside … this book deals with so many issues; abuse, cognitive disorder, family definition, jealousy and forgiveness. And, despite having all that going on – plus the dealings of a progressively unlawful MC – it was never over the top or unrealistic … it was just the opposite. This book is understated and thoughtful … just so utterly REAL. I truly felt like I could walk into the Night Horde SoCal world and meet real people … experience real events.
Every single word holds meaning. Every meaning holds hope.
Every hope holds happiness …
If you’ve yet to catch on to the wonder of this author … well, I honestly don’t know what you’re waiting for?! Susan Fanetti is simply amazing!
Thank you to the author for providing me advanced access to this stunning book!
Release date March 14, 2015
Series reading order:
Strength & Courage Shadow & Soul
Related; the Signal Bend series:
Move the Sun Behold the Stars Into the Storm Alone on Earth In Dark Woods All the Sky Show the Fire Leave a Trail