How much can a man take before he breaks?
1,843 days. That’s how long I survived in that hellhole. They tried to break me, but I resisted. And I owe it all to the memory of warm summer nights, the scent of peaches, and the one woman who loved me more than I ever deserved to be loved. Now, I’ll do anything to get back to her.
Only Shelby Eubanks isn’t the girl I left behind all those years ago. She’s someone else, a stranger. My Shelby-my little green-eyed firecracker-would never give up her dreams, would never disappear into her mother’s ambitions. But I won’t give up on her. On us. I may be broken, and scarred, and not the man I used to be, but I will do whatever it takes to remind her of the story of us.
4 out of 5 stars
This was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. I’m definitely going to have to go back and read some of her other books.
Whew, this book just gave me all kinds of feels. This was such an emotional read. My heart absolutely shattered for Eli. I can’t even wrap my mind around the horrible things that he went through during the 5 years that he was gone. His strength, being able to withstand all of that torture, amazed me. My heart broke for Shelby as well. It was really sad that she came to be so far from the person that she used to be.
*I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.