Irrelevant. Insignificant. Inconsequential.
Three pointed words designed to break down a person’s self-confidence. To strip away any sense of worth until all that’s left is a shell of the person they wish to be. Sometimes, courage comes in the form of enduring endless pain and suffering; sometimes, bravery can blind you from the truth.
What would you do if you were trapped? Unable to break free of the bindings of shame and rejection? For Maisie Pierce, finding herself in a world that has done nothing but betray her has proved almost impossible.
Ridge Buchanan doesn’t have time for love or any kind of a committed relationship. With putting everything he has into making his private security business a success, finding a woman is the last thing he wants or needs.
Two broken souls not searching for each other. A lost woman desperate to escape the constraints of her past. A bitter man resigned to living a life of empty one-night stands and meaningless connections. A volatile, dark cloud looming over both of them.
When faced with a chance at happiness after a life filled with disappointments, can they be the beacon of hope each other needs? Or are they destined to forever live a life of misery and regret?
Warning: Contains graphic and violent situations that may cause triggers. Recommended for readers 18 or older.
✯✯4 Worthy Stars!!!✯✯
Cassia sure is one evil genius. I was hooked to this from the very first page. This book was fantastic and if you've read Cassia's previous books then you'll know to always be prepared.
All Maisie's ever wanted her entire life was to be loved unconditionally. Early in her life that wasn't the case. Not until she was adopted. Then, she had loving parents and a sister who loved her.
When she met Brant she thought she'd met her Prince Charming. But, looks can be deceiving. Brant got his hooks into Maisie deep. He turned into an abusive monster. If Maisie didn't do what he wanted and when he wanted it turned disastrous for her. He broke her down so much she didn't realize she was worth so much more then him breaking her down.
The only one who knew her secret was her sister Blake. She had to beg and plead with her to not say anything. Blake was only going to stay quiet for so long before she tells their parents.
When Maisie meets Ridge everything changes. He makes her feel things Brant never did. He's the perfect gentleman and notices that Maisie's been through things that nobody should ever have too.
Maisie finally realizes she's strong enough to stand up for herself. Things start to look up for Maisie and she's never been happier. Then as fast as it came it all fell apart. When she looses one of the people closest to her, her mother makes an appearance and Brant won't let anybody make a fool of him. The only good in her life is Ridge.
This book was full of emotions. My heart hurt for Maisie. I hated that she felt she couldn't talk to her parents, her sister or her friend Greer. I was glad she finally stood up for herself. I totally understood why she went to that hotel. I would've too if I was her. I wish she would have gotten answers.
I went through so many ups and downs reading this. But, then I got to the end. And, just like every single Cassia Brightmore book I was left shocked, loss of breath, jaw dropped and saying out loud "WTF!!". I legit read the last few paragraphs like 5 times BC I did NOT see it coming. This is another must read from this author!
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