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Then there’s Haven’s POV. Living a life of freedom she never had… learning about the outside world and fulfilling her dreams.
Vincent and Corrado’s POV was really interesting! I liked and hated them both… but what they both did in the end was an amazing surprise.
It also unravels a lot of secrets, secrets of Haven’s past and the person behind the murder of Carmine’s mom.
The perfect ending for their story, the epilogue was beautiful!
It’s heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, thrilling, action-packed, gripping and just perfect!
Did not disappoint, definitely worth the wait! One of my top favourites this year.
ARC kindly provided by publisher through Netgalley for Slitsread Blog.
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JM Darhower is the author of countless stories and poems, most of which only she has ever read. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t writing (or fangirling about books) she’s usually ranting about those things.
Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually always find her there.
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Carmine sat in his usual chair in the library, casually strumming his guitar. A sliver of light filtered in from the large window, illuminating his somber expression in the darkness. She called his name but he remained still, continuing to pluck at the strings almost as if he hadn’t heard her. She took a step toward him and was about to say his name again when he let out a long, deep sigh. “I had a dream.” “Another nightmare?” she asked, walking over to him. He glanced up at her as his fingers stilled, the music stopping, but Haven barely noticed. She couldn’t focus on anything but the green eyes boring into her. Once so alive with passion, she saw nothing but deep sadness marring the bright color. Carmine set the guitar aside and moved his legs to make room, motioning for her to join him. She climbed into his lap and he wrapped his arms around her. “Not a nightmare this time,” he said. “It was a good dream.” “What was it about?” “You,” he said quietly. “You made a painting—some abstract shit, I don’t know—but it was so good they hung it in a museum and raved about how talented you were. It was like you were the next fucking Picasso, tesoro.” She laughed. “I don’t even know how to paint, Carmine.” “You could learn,” he said. “Would you want to?” “Maybe, but I don’t know how good I’d be.” “Oh, you’d be good,” he said confidently. “You shouldn’t doubt yourself. You can do anything you set your mind to.” “Except for play the piano,” she said playfully. “Or the guitar.” He chuckled. “Yeah, for the sake of everyone’s ears, we ought to leave music to me, but the rest is all you. You can probably do all of that, you know. Draw, paint, sculpt shit into weird shapes and tell people it’s something it doesn’t look anything like. That takes talent.” She smiled. “And you think I have that kind of talent?” “Of course,” he said. “There’s gonna be no stopping you once you get started.” “Thank you,” she whispered, a swell of emotion surging through her at his words. “It means a lot that you believe in me.” “I’d be an idiot not to,” he said, kissing the top of her head.