Sarah Jennings wants nothing more than a quiet life—alone.
Raised by an eccentric mother, their life on the road only taught her how to run away from hard times. But when she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well.
Now, back in her hometown, she's found a place she loves. She’s a first grade teacher, and with few friends and less family around, she has what she wants, a quiet life under the radar where she can be free of her past and live quietly. Finally comfortable in her own skin, she’s settled, and less fearful than she’s ever been in her life.
But it only takes one night and one act of violence for everything to change. Injured and afraid, Sarah wants to run again, but Mark Summors refuses to let her go.
Just when Sarah thinks she can have Mark and the life he promises, her past comes back to haunt her.
Mark Summors was born and raised in Santa Rosa. He married his high school sweetheart and never questioned his life, until he found his wife with another man.
Now divorced, he wants something more. He’s passionate about his job, he wants to protect people, and he devotes his life to it.
This time he’s protecting more than just another client, he’s protecting his future; at least, Sarah Jennings will be his future, once he convinces her she loves him.
Being a woman who has suffered from abuse and rape it was very hard to read certain parts of this story because of how vivid the author wrote. I will say this, Mason hit the nail on the head when detailing the fear that will follow you after the traumatic events that take place after an attack and violation.
It was very sweet to see that through the hardships that Sarah went through she was still able to find that happily ever after that everyone deserves, that light in the darkness that makes the long dark road easier to traverse.
3.5. (Mainly because the memories it stirred up were unpleasant ones but it was excellent in description.)