Hey lovely readers!
Here’s a book review for you, with a title that seems Halloween appropriate!
*This book depicts very graphic child abuse*
“Trouble and his brothers escaped from Malus, Texas as kids. In the dead of night, they left behind a hell so hideous, it made national news.
Years later, they returned to make the place that was once their living nightmare, a safe place for those who have suffered just as they have.
When Remi comes to town, heavily pregnant and in desperate need of help, as the town’s only doctor, Trouble reluctantly offers his services. Little did he know the strong attraction he would feel for the woman. He fights it, tries to push it to the side, but it only grows stronger, nearly consuming him.
Love is not something Trouble can afford to feel. Not when he still has vengeance in his blood and the need to punish those of his past. Not when he knows Remi would never be able to see past the merciless actions he must carry out. Remi has no time for love either, no matter how much her heart yearns for Trouble. Not when danger is knocking on her door, demanding something she’ll never be able to give.
Will the darkness in their pasts devour them, or will they find the beauty that’s just out of reach? In a town like Malus, anything is possible…”
What an amazingly powerful story. I mean holy freaking crap, I was not expecting this story to take such a shocking turn. But this book was so good and I can’t wait to continue with the series.
Remi happens upon the town of Malus and soon finds out it’s no ordinary town. It’s a safe place for those who’ve been abused and tormented. They also handle criminals in a very different way. Because of this, Remi is told she must leave town as soon as she’s able.
But then her son is born and she grows closer and closer to Trouble, the doctor who delivered him. I absolutely loved this premise and these characters. Trouble endured hell on earth as a child and Remi stumbled into an awful nightmare. They’re both a little lost, a little lonely, and a little broken. But together they manage to confront the demon that haunts them.
This story shocked me so much. What Trouble and his brothers went through was horrific, but I so admired his strength. And I loved the way he and his brothers handled justice for the people that hurt them (however controversial). This was a rough read in terms of subject matter, but it was also a powerful story of redemption.
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna
*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads