The lines are blurred between what is real and
what isn’t, the darkness that was once a place I feared was now a place of safety. If I stayed in the darkness, the hellish reality of what was truly happening no longer seemed real.
But I was about to be pulled out from under the consuming blanket of dark shadows, and plunged into the murky depths of my past. I was about to be shown my demons and all it’s evil sides, all of it’s pain and grief. I could only hope I survive it.
What happens when the world you once knew crumbles and falls at your feet?
Who will find me? Who will save me from my demons?
My dark prince or my white knight…
And will I find myself in the process.
WOW! I was so not expecting this from the second book in this amazing series by S.K. Hartley! This book was suspenseful, drama filled and most importantly full of love and healing. If you have not read the first book in the Bad Boys Series, this review may contain a few spoilers.
I was so shocked when I finished the first book, Finding You. I had one of those WTF moments and I was left wondering what was going to happen to Neva. Though Finding You left me with a very high anxiety, Finding Me left me with no less anxiety but I found a sense of closure with this book that I wasn’t expecting.
This book starts with a punch, starting exactly where the first book ends and I was addicted immediately. Finding Me started leaving me breathless, I just wanted Neva to get out of her situation, the situation that Angel had put her in. It was drama packed and full of angst and I found myself struggling to breath right along with Neva. Her one hope is still the only man she knows will be there for her no matter what… Logan.
Logan is the ideal guy and the perfect fit for Neva and the added bonus is that he loves her so much, every piece of her. He wants so much for her to face her demons and her past, that he does the unthinkable. But will that be the final act of love that he will ever be able to share with her?
S.K. Hartley fills this book with so much and at times it is hard to digest, but ultimatley, Neva finds her way back to being who she is, who she has always been with out the cloud of darkness constantly hanging over her. This book touched me, it so such great depth in healing and finding one’s self in that healing. Knowing that one man may have seemed to be what she wanted to help heal her and finding the one man who has always loved her, despite Neva’s broken soul.
This book is amazing. AH-MAZ-ING! I completely fell in love with these characters all over again, but knowing that time and events have changed them and wondering if Logan and Neva will truly find their way back to each other is all I could hope for. This book kept me glued to the pages hoping for the perfect ending. Did I get my perfect ending? You’ll have to read it to find out! S.K. Hartley did it again and I am now addicted to her writing. She had a way of capturing me right from the start and this one was truly impossible to put down. Five fabulous stars with out a doubt on Finding Me!
“Neva, don’t walk away from me!” Logan spits.
He is angry. What right did he have to be angry with me? I wasn’t the one flirting with another girl. Why was he even here anyway? “Go away, Logan!” I say, walking faster.
Suddenly my arms are latched to my back and I am being spun around. My heartbeat picks up around twenty notches as I come eye to eye with Logan.
“Why the hell are you always running from me? I can’t take it when you run from me!”
“I’m not doing this now. Let me go.” I say, trying to get my wrist free from his grasp.
“No, we are doing this now. Why the hell did you run?”
“We’re all running from something, Logan.” I spit, repeating Dex’s words.
“You still don’t get it do you? How much clearer do I need to be for you to understand that I’m not going anywhere? I have been in love with you for ten years, Neva! Ten years. It isn’t just going to go away!”
“I never asked you to love me! Why are you doing this to me?” “Because I hate seeing you fall and not get back up. I want to be the one to catch you, but you keep pushing me away!”
“What do you want from me?” I whisper.
“You. Just you. All of you. Every broken piece.”
I bow my head. He releases my wrists from behind my back, and they drop to my side. I can’t give him what he wants. I just can’t do it. I will break him. Christ, I break myself on a daily basis.
“I can’t give you that.” I say, taking a step back.
“I’m not giving you up without a fight, Neva. You can’t just walk away from us!”
“I am protecting you the only way I know how.”
“I don’t need protecting. What part of me looks like it needs protecting?”
“Your heart.” I whisper. I gulp back the tears that were begging to release. I would not cry. But every time I pushed back that feeling, it hurt just a little bit more.
“You’re breaking it right now.” He whispers, taking a step towards me.
“I will break it over and over again, Logan. My nightmares will hurt you, my fear of people being ripped away from me will gut you, and my anxiety will spike yours.”
“I can take pain, Neva. I had dealt with it for the past three weeks. I would rather have the pain with you, than without you.”
“I … I.” The words are at the tip of my tongue. Waiting to release, but I know if I say them, everything will change. Nothing will be the same and I will drag him into the pit of hell where my heart lies and my nightmares are real.
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S.K. Hartley is a mother, wife and a writer. Based in the not so sunny North West of England you can find her either glued to her computer desk, in the public library (Yes, they do still exist!) or floating around her favourite authors books signings.
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FINDING YOU (BAD BOY #1)
My pain started when I was just ten years old, it was the day my mom got that dreaded phone call. Life has never been the same.
I have known Logan White since forever, he is my brothers best friend and my secret protector. I used to have nightmares that drew me into a dark place and when the nightmares got too much, Logan was by my side. The nightmares are few and far between now, but my life is centered around the tragedy of my past.
Logan is the definition of ‘man whore’, with girls lining around the block to drop their panties at the click of his fingers. But after an unexpected moment things change. Now Logan is somebody else; hot, sexy and so damn delicious and I want to know him. Desperately.
But then there is Angel Walker who is far from the angelic nature of his name, with eyes so hypnotic that I lose my inhabitation’s just by staring into them. But he is a broken man who just screams sin. He doesn’t want to protect me or care for me, He just wants me.
Do I want the man who can cut through all of my pain or the man who could cause me more?
Three hearts. Two souls. One broken mess.
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