Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Catherine Andrews grew up in the 1800’s, a time when a female had very little say in anything and Catherine had absolutely no say when her father announced he was making her marry Blake Von-Clyer to pay off his debts. Once engaged to a duke, she was now being forced into a marriage with a brutal man.
On her wedding night, Blake beat Catherine severely and then raped her. Rather than stay married to a monster, she left the house and threw herself into the river. When she woke up, she was in a strange house being cared for by a man named Christopher King and it was 2014.
Christopher’s wife Chelsea and their son Ryan had moved back to South Carolina to help his father suffering from Alzheimer’s, but it didn’t take long before Chelsea began to neglect their son and party every night. One day she just packed up and left while her son just watched by the door. Now he found a woman badly beaten nearly drowned and he did everything he could to care for her.
Catherine finally was with a man who was caring, and she began to care for him and Ryan. Ryan had terrible nightmares since his mother left and hadn’t said a word since. Catherine finally got him to speak and reveal his fear of his father also leaving him behind. The three of them were becoming a family and she loved both father and son. In time, she came to leave her past in the past where it belonged—but it may have been too good to be true.
A beautiful love story of a woman leaving a brutal past to find true happiness in the future, to finally find the kind of love every woman dreams of—but the past always has a way of rearing its ugly head. I don’t want to go into any more detail and possibly give anything important away. I will just say that this was a wonderful book with wonderful characters, but there was cruelty and slavery in Catherine’s past and hopefully it would stay there.