RECOMMENDED FOR AGES EIGHTEEN AND UP DUE TO EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS, STRONG LANGUAGE, DRUG USE, AND GRAPHIC VIOLENCE.
Twelve years ago, Jolene’s adoptive mother died. Twelve years ago, a man showed up at Jolene’s door and promised to take care of her. Twelve years ago, Jolene was happy. Then it all changed…
Jolene Bergio has spent the last twelve years of her life asking one question… Why? Why was she left in the custody of a man who would sell her each and every night to the highest bidder? After a few years, she shut off, giving up hope that anyone would ever find her. Until her luck changed one night and she escaped.
Twelve years later, she finally feels something she hasn’t felt in a long time… Free.
Scared that her past will find her unexpectedly, she hides away in a rented beach house, trying to distance herself from everyone… Until Dr. Cameron Bowen enters her world and slowly tears down the walls that she has built up over the past twelve years of her captivity. Jolene begins to learn to love again.
And trust again.
But when a man from Jolene’s past emerges, will she be able to keep her identity hidden? When lies are told and hearts are broken, will the truth surface in time to bring Jolene back from the shadows that threaten to expose who she really is?
Heart of Light is a captivating story of love, strength, and survival.
** 4.5-Stars **
This book is a real jerker! I will tell you that right from the get-go! Anyone that has read TK's books, should already be prepared for it!
This story is about a woman running from her life--not the life shoe chose, but the life she was forced to live. Forced sex. Enslavement. Abuse. It is not a light and fluffy story. It's a gut-wrenching sad story. How does one survive all alone, on the run and fearful of being found?
Then you have the man. His heart has been shattered by a love he never really had to call his own. He is left bitter and beaten. The only way to come back from his past is the light he finds in this tortured woman!
Lies. Betrayal. Deceit. This book is packed with so much. I can sit here all day long and talk about this book. It's just as good, and in some ways better, than the Beautiful Mess series! It is definitely NOT a book to put down on your to-be-read list! It is a book that should be read once you have it. It's one of those books, if you don't read it immediately, you will kick yourself for not reading sooner!
"You always say that I'm your light, Jolene, without you, my world would be dark. You taught me to love again when I never thought I would. You're my light."