One day you held my hand. One day you loved me.
Then you were gone.
At sixteen, I lost the only love I’d ever known. Thrown back into the foster system, pregnant and alone, I prayed that you’d come for me and save me from life’s cruelties. Only the next time I saw you, it was too late.
Doing what I needed to do to provide for my son, we were finally brought face to face. It should have been the best day of my life, but it was far from it. It was the worst.
That day a monster took me and held me captive.
I begged for my life. I prayed for my son. I dreamt of you, the memories keeping me alive.
You finally came for me. You were my heart. My Salvation.
But sometimes the heart is too damaged, too broken, to be saved.
And sometimes monsters have a way of coming back to haunt me.
*This is a dark story. It is intended for mature audiences. If you need a trigger warning then this book isn’t for you. I have other books of mine that I’d recommend like Current or Tainted by Crazy, but not this one.
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Sometimes you read a book and it just stays with you. Then, you just HAVE to tell your friends about it, even the ones who don’t read. Because, the book, it’s just SO UNBELIEVABLY GREAT!!! Cut Wide Open by Abby McCarthy is THAT book.
This is about the story of Gunnar and Charlie. (Charlotte) They meet when Charlie is 8 years old and she lives across the street from Gunnar. Charlie doesn’t have a great life, and she grows up with Gunnar being her rock. But they end up separated for a long time, and when Gunnar finally finds her, a huge misunderstanding ends up leading to Charlie’s biggest nightmare. (There be triggers here.) Will they find each other again?
This was such an emotional, gut-wrenching story, but it also pointed out the power of long, abiding love. Gunnar is Charlie’s soulmate, and he loves her so much that he would go to the ends of the earth for her. There’s also some MC action here, and a wonderful cast of side characters that will make for awesome books in this series!! I can’t wait for the next one!!!
5 Book Of The Year Stars!
About Abby McCarthy
Abby McCarthy is reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. Words have flowed from her, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community she has decided to pursue her dream of writing! She loves to write and read romance, because isn’t that something we all yearn for? Whether it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn’t that what life is about? The human connection?
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