By Jessica Lemmon
Morgan Young had a perfect upbringing, and now she’s got a perfect boyfriend and a perfect future—until her twenty-first birthday changes everything. First Morgan finds out, in the most painful way possible, that her relationship is a sham. But that’s nothing compared to the nightmare about to unfold.
It’s too late for Tucker Noscalo. A brutal childhood left him with a bad reputation and a criminal record. Fresh out of jail, Tucker has a score to settle with Baybrook’s crooked chief of police—his own father. Nobody will believe Tucker’s explosive accusations without proof and a good lawyer, neither of which he has on his side. Until he sees someone he used to know, someone who just so happens to be the daughter of the best lawyer in the county.
He needs Morgan to convince her father of the ugly truth. But first he has to convince her, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get her to listen. Confronted by the story of Tucker’s dark past, Morgan feels utterly compelled to help him. And as their connection grows into a fierce bond fueled by raw passion, Morgan finds herself falling for the wrong guy—but never has the promise of love felt so right.
Wow! This was an intense read and I could not put it down once I finally got into it. At first I was like this is just not my book and then it picked up after chapter 2 and there was no stopping! This is a very intense story and deals with some very dark issues. Abuse to a child is a horrible thing and I can't even imaging the horror and lasting scars it leaves. Travis has a great deal of mental and physical scars and he wants to put an end to it ever happening to others. He is a dark hero, but his intentions and heart are so beautiful. I didn't like Morgan at first I thought her spoiled and dramatic, but she pulled herself up from that and became the catalyst to help Travis to start healing!
The last 25% of the book is nonstop and had me holding my breath! It is a great emotional evoking read! This is the first book I have read from this author and I am excited to see what other offerings she has!
Great great read! I received an ARC from NetGalley for a honest review.