Dark and dangerous with a touch of reality.
The characters are North England, the scenes dark, raw, gritty and dangerous
Rose is a domestic abuse survivor fleeing an abusive husband and creating a new life for herself and her daughter.
What wasn't in her new life plans was Lee.
Lee: My name is Lee young. I can either be your best friend or your worst nightmare.
Lee is a dangerous man getting his hands bloody is a part of life but for the woman who has claimed his heart he would easily lay his life down for her.
Rose's fear and battle is allowing another man in her life.
"I'm not a knight in shining armour baby, I never have been. My heart is black and cold; some say it's made of stone but I worship the ground you walk on. You're thawing out a part of my heart I thought I had lost".
A gritty plot told in individual pov's from the main characters, sometimes the plot jumped to much and you wandered what had happened from this point to that and the flow wasn't always right but the intensity with Lee and his feelings for Rose and what would happen had you gripped.
I understand the authors need to get the issue of domestic abuse across being a dv officer myself and the information offered was heart-warming informative and hopefully helpful to those who need it.
The downside of this book for me personally was due to my occupation, it was to real, I read for escapism and therefore love a happily Ever after and had hopes pinned on such only to be disappointed. I felt built up and let down with the ending.
Arc gratefully received for honest review: Janice, bbbf-sizzlereads-bestbookboyfriends
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1TQxhbE
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018YHJB50