Cover Design: MadHat Books
Model: Golden Czermak
Release Date: February 22, 2017
I felt like I was living in a prison while watching Raine Carson from my window, studying his sexy, tanned, and muscular physique for six long months. From inside of my house, he was perfect.
Then I found out everything looked different from afar. Raine, a blunt and hot tempered man was living a life he wasn't proud of, and I found myself oddly attracted to the sickening reality he opened my eyes to.
She thought I'd fall for her seductive ploy and scarlet-glossed lips. She was right. Every person in this small town had something negative to say about Haven Leigh's life—the girl who had been handed everything on a silver platter. I ignored the rumors, and instead, searched for her truths.
While struggling with disabling side-effects left behind by my coke-addict mother, Haven became the hope I needed. She was the good I wanted to be.
But, as it turns out, she was the trouble I should have stayed away from.
~ Barb’s 5* Review ~
*Copy received in exchange for an honest review*
First off, as with all of Shari's books, I absolutely loved this story. I'm very vocal on my likes and such when it comes to characters and what they do.
I ran through a rollercoaster of emotions while reading this one. There were moments where I wanted to slap people, hug people and the moments that brought me to uncontrollable laugher, were many.
The seriousness in this story really makes you evaluate the way you see people. Or it did for me. I'm the first one to say, "money isn't everything" and it's not. This story, Raine's Haven, shows people from all walks of life. How they interact, how they communicate and in the end, how they make choices that are for their own benefit. We are each individuals of different sizes, shapes, backgrounds with different levels of awareness.
Raine and Haven for example are from the same side of the tracks (as they say) but no one knows that. Her family has money, he has only pennies to his name. What they do have? A connection. A bone deep, only eyes for each other kind of connection. And when all's said and done, it's still there.
A hard life and a will to survive is the only reason Raine Carson is the man he is when we first meet him. Revenge is also in his back pocket, theoretically. Raine has a secret that could rock them all off their fancy shoes.
Haven is a lost girl living in a made up world that she hates. She's told how to act, when to act and is tired of it all. She wants out, she wants something different.... and that something is Raine Carson.
Fate makes it happen but no one sees it going the way it does. Within the blink of an eye their world crumbles. It's not until years later, broken hearts and a lot of anger that they start over. Not that either of them saw that coming.
As individuals they were strong, even when they were weak. Together, they are a force to be reckoned with. In the end once you find your sunshine, even the rain can't take it away.
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About the Author:
International Bestselling Author, Shari J. Ryan, hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates.
When Shari isn't writing or designing book covers, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.
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