Genre: Contemporary Romance
4TLOR Review ~ by Lou
Zeke and Amelia’s journey is great!
We originally met Zeke in The Hitchhiker. This is a companion novel to that and can be read as a standalone, but if you read the Hitchhiker first you will get a better glimpse into the other characters. Or read the Hitchhiker afterwards… either way!!
I was hooked to this book from the very first page, and even though the first chapter is pretty horrific (yes I really did clutch myself and grit my teeth reading that one bit!!), it really sets the scene for the whole story. It does start dark, but stick with it….
Amelia is merely existing, Having escaped home after a horrific experiences there, she is now on the street, selling herself, selling and taking drugs, and scraping at the barrel to survive. It’s the daily hits that get her through. But after everything comes to a head, she is given a second chance…
Zeke’s main aim in life is to make a difference. He wants to help people… He’s experienced pure tragedy in his family, and also wants to help the victims of rape and abuse, by setting up a charity to fund a safe-house and support for those women. He has reasons for this, but it’s in his nature to help everyone… He’s a wonderful doctor, and is drawn to helping Amelia out.
Zeke and Amelia form a wonderful connection, and with this story there are loads of twists and turns that you won’t see coming. It is fast paced and full of suspense.
This story touches on so many subjects, dealing with difficult subjects, tragedy, heartbreak and trust. It’s about finding yourself again, learning to trust and learning to live. Zeke is determined to help Amelia find that trust and gain her trust for him. He doesn’t want to push her, but he certainly provides the temptation. The chemistry between the two is superb! I loved their whole friendship and of course when things heat up too!
This story is dark and gritty at times, but also plenty of elements of sweetness and love which is wonderful to see after all the darkness.
The secondary characters are great, seeing Brick and Katch again, and also being introduced to Zoe in this book.
Another great story from Charlie Lee – these two seem to be getting better each time! I can’t wait to see what the bring us next!
**** 4 Bluebird Stars ****
— ABOUT THE AUTHORS: CHARLIE LEE —