Sadie Warren is a walking contradiction. The confidence she wears on the outside is only to cover the scars that are imbedded on her soul. Coming out of an abusive relationship where she was stripped of her security and confidence, she chooses to bury it under every man she gives her body to.
After one intoxicated night that she will never remember in its entirety, everything begins to change. Being seen more for her positive attributes and less for her faults, Sadie arises from the dark and into a place she feels safe. But with that comes a chain of events that blur the lines of everything she thought she needed and everything she’s beginning to want.
Will fear keep her from the one thing she believes she desires most or will fate take a turn unexpectedly and change everything?
Well, make sure you have the tissues and a supply of food nearby when you start to read this book – you are in for one hell of a journey.
Barbara weaves a wonderful tale of romance, love, heartbreak and devastation. She has mastered creating flawed characters. As you know, I don’t do spoilers so I have to be very careful with what I’m going to write.
Sadie’s a young hair stylist and she’s found her way out of a horrible domestic abuse filled relationship and straight into the arms of Colt. Sadie is reserved about giving up her heart again and that’s understandable.
Colt’s story is just as tragic. He’s been lied too, heartbroken, ensnared by other people’s lies and he can’t seem to be with the one person he loves, Sadie. He’s broken her heart too. They moved on to other loves but they have an unbreakable connection that keeps drawing them together. One thing I found I struggled with was his hot and coldness and I guess that why she falls into the arms of Ash. Some people believe in fate and she was meant to spend time with Colt to ensure that she stays with Ash.
I like Ash. He seems to compliment Sadie and prop her up when she needs to be. He doesn’t play the games and he was dead right – he waited for his chance and now he’s not letting that chance go. This story is a long one but it’s full of tension and heaps of drama so it’s well worth it.
This edition also includes Affliction and my review is as follows
Hey there guys, my name is Colton Jennings, but most people just call me Colt. After reading Sadie’s story myself, I wanted to straighten a few things out. I know everything she told you was how she felt through everything, but it certainly wasn’t how I did. I thought I came across as a jerk, like I didn’t care enough through the whole ordeal to appreciate what I had while I had it. That was not the case for one second. I was just lost within myself, trying to figure out what I needed from what I wanted and I made the wrong choices. You won’t understand a thing I’m saying if you haven’t read Finding Solace first. But if you have, this is how I saw it.
This is supposed to be the justification of Colt and his behaviour. It’s a quicker overview of Finding Solace.
I liked how the way he told his story, like we were sitting over a couple of beers and I got to hear his version of events. It gives a clearer understanding of his motives, his emotions and his thought patterns.
I enjoyed reading his version but it didn’t change my opinion of him that he’s still a broken soul with no drive to change his emotional state.
Affliction comes as an extra chapter when you buy Finding Solace.
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