Release Date: March 19th, 2016
I was driving home to spend the holidays with my family.
But I lost control of my vehicle on an icy mountain road.
I slammed into a tree on the edge of Lake Lucerne.
I barely remember writing my name on the frosted windowpane.
The darkness had swallowed me whole.
I spiraled toward oblivion.
When I awoke from the gloom
I found myself in an old log cabin
With the devil’s eyes piercing fiercely into mine.
Up until four days ago, my life was tedious and tiresome.
Until I rescued a dainty girl with golden hair and hazel eyes.
She looks just like the one I’m trying to forget.
Now my life has turned upside down and inside out.
You see, I inadvertently revealed my true identity.
Now, she can never leave.
We will live in hell, until we take our last breaths, together.
Lyra was the one who insisted on playing the game.
But I have a gut feeling, I will be the one to lose…
I loved The Claiming of Callan by this author, so I jumped at the chance of reviewing this book. And, whilst it is very different in tone from that book, I found it to be an equally engrossing read.
There was clearly more of a suspense element to this novel. And there were more twists than a fairground ride. So much so, that at times, it was a little difficult to keep up.
That said, the character development and connections were both cohesive and electric. I am not generally a big fan of love triangle scenarios, but that extra dimension made a difference to the overall narrative, and turned what could have been a mediocre read into something a little more enticing.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Also by Connie Lafortune
THE CLAIMING OF CALLAN
Recommended for mature audiences only.
My name is Logan Black… I’ve always known I was different, that something dark and twisted lurked just below the surface of my skin. Waiting, for her… Five years of passion and pleasure so intense, we begin and end together. Until one dark and rainy night, my life is forever changed… A heartbeat, a breath, or the blink of an eye, that’s how quickly your perfect life could cease to exist. In a few short weeks, everyone I love is slipping through my fingers… Now, how can I possibly choose between the woman who owns my heart, and a family that needs me? Walking away is the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. I’ve convinced myself she’s better off without me, but the monster inside ache’s for her… Callan will always be the light to my darkness. A year has passed by and I still crave her touch, her body tangled with mine. Until, one phone call changes everything. Now it’s time to claim what’s always been mine. The Claiming of Callan is a passionate and compelling novel—a riveting story of love, heartache and one man’s struggle to live without regrets about decisions he cannot change.
BECAUSE OF YOU
Recommended for mature audiences only.
For 21-year-old Hunter Davis, being a lifeguard on one of South Carolina’s most popular beaches has its benefits. With his chiseled body, panty-dropping good looks, and penetrating blue eyes, he’s every woman’s dream and every father’s nightmare. So why would he want to commit to one woman? Love is not in his vocabulary. For 18-year-old Riley Hamilton, it’s just the opposite. Her father left when she was six years old, and her mother has been angry and bitter ever since. Riley finds solace in the thought that one day she will be worthy of someone’s love. So when her father calls—out of the blue—asking her to move to South Carolina with a free ride to USC, how can she refuse? When Hunter and Riley are suddenly thrown together, Hunter wonders if the demons from his past will come back to haunt him—or is the woman with the face of an angel the only one who can save him? Because of You is a sensuous and powerful debut novel—a story of love, loss, and the tragedy of holding on to family secrets.
Connie Lafortune is a shift supervisor by day and an author at night. She loves spending time with her family and friends, taking walks along the beach, and listening to music…If she’s not in her office writing, you can bet she’s curled up on the couch with her nose buried in a book. Connie lives in Connecticut with her husband, Alan.Connie is a true believer in love conquering all… This being the reason why she loves writing romance novels. She wants to create a story based on strong, believable characters. One’s that will make you laugh, cry and feel every emotion under the sun. Connie wants to leave you breathless and begging for more…