A broken woman . . .
Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior, and carries within her a deep mistrust of men who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.
A man in need of help . . .
Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness about him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.
Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .
Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world that had stolen everything from them would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.
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*** 3.5 Star Review ***
I am not in the norm with this book. Although, that is nothing new for me. Mia is a phenomenal story teller. She creates some of the best flawed, realistic characters and gives them a heart wrenching story that leaves people with full hearts and tears falling from their eyes.
This story is no different than her past books in that aspect. She has created another book that will pull at your heart and possibly bring you to tears. The characters are flawed and realistic. Their story not all unicorns and rainbows.
So why am I not over the moon with this book? This book took me forever to get through. The plot moved way too slow for me. I found myself waiting for something to happen too often. Overall, the book is a great book. The slow delivery of the story really didn't resonate with me.