Friday, December 29, 2017

Review: Constant by Rachel Higginson

Fifteen years ago I met Sayer Wesley. I fell in love with him. I promised I would never leave him. I swore nothing could break us apart. 

Five years ago I broke my promise. I ran away. I took the one secret that could destroy us both and disappeared. 

Five days ago I thought I saw him. 

I knew it was impossible. Sayer was locked away, serving a deserved sentence in federal prison. He couldn’t find me. 

He wouldn’t find me. I was too good at hiding. Too good at surviving. 

Because if Sayer ever found me, there would be hell to pay for a plethora of sins. The worst of which, he didn’t even know about. 

Five hours ago, I told myself I was crazy. 

Five minutes ago, I saw him again. 

Five seconds ago, I was too late.

Review:  4.75 of 5 Stars

If there are two things I love its mafia themed books and Rachel Higginson.  So when the two collided, I knew that I was in store for good things.  Rachel has the ability to weave a story and create the most relatable and developed characters around.  She doesn't get rushed and the story always flows well.  From the synopsis alone I knew I was in for a treat.  When I finally found the time to dig in, I was hooked from page one and could not put this book down!

Caro Valero is introduced to us as a child stuck with a father involved in the Russian mafia.  She is a brilliant liar and pickpocket even at the young age of 10. While she hates what she is forced to do, she also understands that she has to play the game until she able to run.  Caro is one of the strongest characters I have read.  I love her for her strength, resolve, resilience and mostly her wits.  

Sayer Wesley is brought into the story as a young, homeless street kid.  He is stubborn but soon learns that he must also play the game to survive...thanks to a tip from Caro.  He excels and quickly moves up the ranks in the mafia and is loyal to his brothers.  And his love for Caro is unwavering too...but which is more important and valuable to him..the mob or her?

I love this story from page one until the end.  I wasn't completely sure if I would enjoy it because I have never really read a lot of suspense or crime in this authors books, but she pulled it off flawlessly.  Rachel Higginson wove the perfect story with flashbacks and present day events.  The characters are perfection and the story is amazing.  I am on complete pins and needles waiting on book two, Consequence, to release in February.  Be sure you one click this one today, you won't be disappointed!  

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