Between Faith and Fear by J.A. Dennam
Release date: August 31, 2013
Book 2 of J. A. Dennam's Captive series:
Melanie Parker's life takes a gut-wrenching turn when she wakes up in a crumbling, unfamiliar environment. Even worse, her small child is in the arms of a certifiable killer, but Rena Hellberg isn't the only immediate threat. Melanie's abductor lurks in the shadows, a quiet, hooded stranger who's calling the shots. When she refuses to play the meek hostage, he reveals his darkest secrets in order to gain her cooperation.
Though he can barely trust himself, he can't deny his feelings for a woman he should have left alone. It wasn't his intention to bring her into a world he's trying to break free of, but he refuses to let it destroy her. The formidable legion of enforcers who took him and made him one of their own won't tolerate rebellion of any kind. But they've never dealt with such a stubborn recruit...or one with so much to live for.
Well… where to start. First off, this book is nothing like the first book. This one is teetering on the edge of sci-fi. And that isn’t a bad thing. This isn’t a mushy, happy ending type of book. It is raw and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
So, I am struggling to give you what I want to give you without being a spoiler. Secrets are revealed. Plot twists ensue around every corner. Like in the first book, no one knows who to trust… Only things are much more serious this time around. There is more danger than ever before. The ones you didn’t like in the first book may just become your wanna- be ally.
Everyone has played a part in hiding things from those close to them. Now everything is coming out, one secret at a time. The more secrets that are revealed, the more danger all of the characters are in. This book is a race against time. If things aren’t handled right, many people will lose their lives. Again, both families must continue to work side-by-side to save the lives of those they love.
This story with have you back and forth all of the way through. On the edge of your seat, you won’t know truth from lies. You will question who is the enemy and who is not. I couldn’t put this book down. I wanted the happy ending that I thought would happen. I was left satiated but ready for the next book! Hold on tight with this book! It is one big bumpy ride!!
When gravity took hold once more, they settled back to earth in each other's arms. As they caught their breath, he brought his hand up, moved her hair back, exposing her face as she lay panting on top of him.
"No matter what happens from here on out," he said quietly, "I want you to know that I have lived every day hoping to get the chance to see you again. Make love to you again. Tell you how I feel without my pride getting in the way."
Her eyes opened and she looked at him with wonder.
God she was beautiful. Her flawless skin, devoid of makeup, was every bit as soft as it looked. The color of her hair blended with the heatherblue of her eyes in a way that always reminded him of summer. "I love you, Melanie," he whispered. "Since the day you first batted those eyelashes at me."
She blinked slowly, shook her head. "Until today, I thought I'd never hear those words from you."
His regrets were many. He frowned. "Only because I was such an asshole."
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J. A. Dennam, an award winning author and member of Romance Writers of America, resides in a small Kansas town with her husband and four children. Besides her great love for literary arts, her passions include fine art, culinary art and music.
Storytelling has been a part of her life since childhood, when insomnia forced a young girl of six into counting popcorn on the ceiling in the dead of night. Confessing her problem to her older sister, the two girls decided to tell each other stories to entice sleep; however, the inevitable snore always tore through her sister’s nose before she could utter the words ‘Once Upon A Time.’ So, the stories began to flow in silence, her imagination taking her to quiet, private places so enthralling, the trick was suddenly to stay awake. Each night, she went to bed anticipating the continuation of the adventure that had been interrupted by sleep the previous night. Soon, insomnia was no longer a problem and the stories would sometimes take months to complete.
Those habits carried on to adulthood until the need to purge her stories demanded she put them in print. Her fascination with romance, fast cars and adventure films is what structures her stories today, making Romantic Suspense the genre she was simply born to write.
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