Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Tragic Love, by MS Brannon

“From the moment I locked eyes with hers, we've had this undeniable connection that was and will always be wicked. A love that would literally kill me if it didn't survive, but lately, could kill me if it did.” ~Drake Evans. 

For Drake and Presley, life has handed them more challenges than any one person should ever face in a lifetime. Together, they've survived Presley’s captivity from her deranged uncle, but now they must learn how to live with the events that surrounded her time spent with him, while keeping the details of her rescue a secret. 

For Presley Quinn, living the last two years has been practically unbearable, constantly drowning in nightmares put there by a man responsible for the violent imagines continually playing in her mind. She keeps moving forward, but is barely clinging onto the edge when she’s faced with another obstacle from her past that is so unavoidable, so tragic, it threatens to break her apart—herself. 

Drake will do anything to protect Presley from ever feeling pain again. His love is irrefutable. He walks side by side with her, vowing he will never let anyone harm her again. However, when an unexpected event turns Presley against everyone she’s ever loved, Drake is faced with trying to save the only woman he’s ever loved or severing the only lifeline she’s ever had—himself. 

**Mature Content Warning** 17 years and older for language and sexual content

4.25 of 5 stars

I have to admit I wasn't really sure how much I was going to like this book, and when I finished the book, I was even more unsure of whether I liked it or not.  It has been several hours since I finished and honestly, it is still consuming my thoughts, so I say that constitutes a great read!  If you haven't read Scarred Love, the first book in the series, see our review here.  The first book was really good too.  But I have to say that if you don't enjoy some intense, happy go lucky reads, these are probably not for you.  

The story begins with Drake and Presley a couple of years after the "Robert" situation.  Everyone seems to be doing great.  Drake is working and being his typical responsible self and Presley is excited to see her friend Delilah from Memphis.  As the story unfolds, however, you quickly assess that Presley is drowning in her mental health issues.  The book was really difficult for me to read, especially since I can't imagine having to face demons like she has had in her life.  There were times I was so mad at her character and truthfully her friends as well, that I had to put the book down.  

When Drake discovers Presley's secrets and her betrayal to him he is broken.  Deservedly so, but it broke my heart to watch the two of them have to struggle to make it in life.  I mean, they both have been hammered with bad luck there entire life!  Someone give them a break already!  I honestly, don't want to give to much away with the review, so lets just say that this book will break your heart, give you hope and evoke a ton of emotions.

If you are brave and are looking for a fantastic read that is anything but typical, give Tragic Love a try today!  I am so looking forward to beginning Blind Love tonight.  I love Delilah's character and know its going to be one heck of a roller coaster ride.

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