Abby has been through hell and has survived one of the most brutal childhoods imaginable. To the outside world, she is just a loner with an attitude. When her grandmother dies in a tragic explosion, Abby is left with questions - and nothing else. Homeless, sleeping in a junkyard, and on the run from a system that has failed her over and over again, she meets Jake, a tattooed, blue-eyed biker with secrets that rival her own. Two broken souls that can't be healed. They can't be saved. Abby and Jake have to decide if they can accept the darkness not only within one another but within themselves. If they can accept each other for who they really are, they might be able to learn that love isn't always found in the light.
©2014 T. M. Frazier (P)2016 Tantor
This book was not what I expected. When you think things can't get worse - you are corrected. Somehow I listened to the whole thing with only a short break to sleep (but my body and/or mind woke me up after only 5 hours of sleep). I loved and hated every second of it and need to recommend it to everyone I know for the selfish reason that I NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT ! Enjoy.
This books tells the story of Jake and Abby (we meet Jake in the later King and Lawless books, The Dark Light of Day actually precedes this books). Both Jake and Abby haven't had a great start in life, and both of them have secrets. They learn to accept each other's faults but it seems too much to hope that they'll catch a break. Every time things seem to be going well poor Abby gets another thing thrown at her. Such a heartbreaking tale of love, loss and second chances. Absolutely loved it. Can't get enough of TM Frazier's writing.
loved loved love this book and the audio omg soooo good makes the experience so much better well done to the narrator's who did an amazing job its soooo good x
"I WAS WIPED OUT BY THE END OF THIS BOOK"
This book drew me in like a moth to a flame. It was so emotionally captivating from the very beginning, I listened practically in one sitting. There are points of the book that are so dark and devastating, I literally found myself grimacing and wasn't sure how I'd get through it. Honestly at one point I thought I might stop listening, but I was so thoroughly and completely riveted and drawn into this tortured world of Abbi and Jake, I had to power through. I loved it--emotional drain and all, this was a great story. TM Frazier is truly one of my favorites now.
"Put down what you are doing and listen to this book!"
Amazing...the ups make you want to cry as much as the gut-wrenching downs in this book. The narrator does a great job capturing this story from start to finish. A little dark as the title describes, but wouldn't have this story any other way.
"I like the story"
this is not a dual narrated book. Lucy Rivers is the one who read the book. I do not like her male voice. Fox only read the prelude and the end of the book. Book would have been better if this was read with dual narration. The story is good.
My favourite author has again proved it to me. I wasn't sure if the narrator would make the book as enjoyable as the others have I've listened to but she was great.
When Georgia's paternity was revieled.
It was a pretty retched tale but the narrators didn't over do it. Their tone worked well for the content.
Very moving, neither laughed or cried, just made my heart race
Like her other books, I'll listen to this song over and over, there is always more to find in it.
"GRITTY, RAW & DARK... BUT BEAUTIFULLY EPIC TOO"
This book, wow wow wow.... this book is every bit as brilliant as my fellow Reviewers have said it is and it absolutely drew me in from the Prologue, kept me riveted hanging on to every one of its unpredictable Chapters and left me floored and sated by the end of the Epilogue. It's not an easy listen - there's conflict, violence, tragic child abuse (threatened but not sexual), rape and an assumption that led to four years of heartbreak. But weaved through it all is beautiful love story where two damaged people find each other, recognize the other's pain, heal one another..... and learn how to love.
Abby is homeless, a run-away and has suffered more misery in her seventeen years of life than any one person should and she's got the emotional and physical scars to prove it. But it didn't break her... because, underneath her mistrust, mental scars, emotional hang-ups and hatred at being touched, is a damaged young woman crying out to be understood, to be helped and to be loved. Although the twenty two year old handsome lone Biker Jake has also had brutal heartbreaking childhood traumas too, he sees Abby, he gets Abby, he helps Abby, he heals a part of Abby meant for only him.... and he loves every light and dark part of her. And Abby, in return, gives him so much more than just her heart in return.
But this all-consuming well written story isn't all dark.... there's light humor too especially as Abby and Jake slowly get to know each other with a prolonged Q and A game where most of the A at the start are "pass" and by the end of it they know each other's worst secrets and shared nightmares. Their banter easily flows and they think their soul deep connection is unbreakable.... and it is - but a rumor changes everything and, for four years, these two kindred spirits went their separate ways and were lost to each other. However, their destinies were entwined and eventually they learnt the truth, battled human demons, fought for a second chance, forgave one another and became a loving family. The Prologue and Epilogue are the only parts told from Jake's POV and this was well narrated by Christian Fox - the main book was told from Abby's POV by Lucy Rivers and she did a great job at capturing the torment, the emotional highs and lows, the heartbreak and the beauty... and gave the weird, the wacky, the wicked and the loveable characters a voice and a heartbeat.
Worth a credit? Absolutely YES.... a story honed in Hell - painful haunted memories of two tortured souls who were lucky enough to find their kindred spirit... that one person who understood, accepted and unconditionally loved every light and dark part of you.
"awesome read, love this story!!"
great book, loved this story. jake and abby's story is an excellent read, and the first book in the series king, trust me this is a incredible story and series!
what an awesome book. brought me back to the days when i read [book:Captive in the Dark|12513614]
and [book:Twist Me|20762281] because of how raw it is. i had a roller coaster of emotions while reading this book: sadness, joy, arousal, hate, fear, relief, anger. everything u would hope a book would make u feel. and lets not forget desire to read more.
i mean, i loved both Abby and Jake. they both had been through so much. i hated Owen and a few others. i loved Georgia too. i wanted Abby to have a better life. i was glad when she let her guard down with Jake. then i was mad at Jake for being an ass. but there journey back to each other was a really good one.
the caption for this book was definitely correct when it said it isn't ur typical love story. can't be when u have the type of abuse like in this story. u wont be disappointed though. it's just enough to invoke the right kind of feelings through out the story.
Awesome story and the characters were passionate and exciting!
One I would listen to again.
SHEESH!! NO HEARTS AND FLOWERS HERE! JUST AN AMAZINGLY HEARTBREAKING STORY OF SURVIVAL AND LOVE!
The way B describes what horrors her spirit endured her whole life is as good as it gets. Incredible. Overall a great story an all characters will not disappoint.
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