Monday, March 28, 2016

Review: Frayed Rope - Harlow Stone


A changed name, a different country, a new life. 

Carte blanche, right? 

Perhaps, and I might have enjoyed it under different circumstances. But the bottom line is- he won't stop until I'm dead. 

I've done my best to stay in the shadows. Laying low and only speaking when I absolutely need to. It worked well for me until Ryder walked into my life. Or more accurately, jogged. 

The dark and broody owner of Callaghan Securities invaded my reclusive bubble when I least expected it. Knowing that my time spent avoiding people could be coming to an end, I have an important decision to make. Am I able to open up about my past? Let him in, let him help? 

Or will I embrace the cold hearted bitch I have become and leave him behind like everything else in my shit life. 

I was once a nice woman named Jayne O'Connor. 

I’m not sure I know who that is anymore. 

I know that this is a first novel for author Harlow Stone, but I have to say that if it hadn't been mentioned to me before I began reading it, there is no way I would have been able to tell. Aside from a few grammatical errors here and there, Frayed Rope is fantastic.

Stone had me at the very first page when the story opens with our heroine being tortured by her kidnapper. I found myself so engrossed in the story I forgot time existed. With 2 children and 2 demanding dogs, that doesn't happen very often.

Although is is a big of an oxymoron, Elle's strength of character comes through on every page. She is so disconnected from life and feeling anything that claims she doesn't care if she dies. However this doesn't gel with the woman who, feeling threatened, goes to great lengths to disappear and reinvent herself in a different country, with a different identity and even a different face.

Great story with well rounded, full characters. Definitely one you must not miss. I can't wait to read book 2


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