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About the Book
Jane Daugherty has survived what can only be described as the childhood from hell. After years of mental, physical, and sexual abuse, she has become a fiercely independent young woman – closed off from human connection. Unable to believe in people or their capability to be kind, she has vowed to build a new life for herself so that she never has to rely on, or trust, others again. At 24-years-old, she is fulfilling this vow, successfully working as the youngest tenure-track professor at the University of New York.
Brilliant and remarkably accomplished, Jane’s life takes an unexpected turn when she is reunited with the childhood friend she protected in foster care. Alexa Masterson introduces Jane to the family that adopted her, a family that includes her older brother, Aiden Masterson. Instantly drawn to each other, Aiden and Jane embark on a relationship that will either destroy them both or shape them into the man and woman they were always meant to be. Can what started as lust transform into love? And what will bring about the transformation that they ultimately need?
***** (5 Stars)
This book shocked me in ways that I can’t fully express. Some scenes hit me with such a bang, I had to stop for a bit and catch my breath. This was my reading experience: Gasp. Blink. Read. Repeat… with the end leaving me at Blink.
It has elements of both secular and Christian fiction with both kinds being intricately woven together to supplement the other in a way that makes sense. Can you make sense of that? I hope so. I swiped the last page of this book with a good shudder. What a closing!
This is a story of a hero and heroine who had a lot to learn about handling people from different worlds than theirs, as well as coming face to face with a God that will teach them what grace, healing, and miracles are really all about. This is not the typical fairytale romance out there. No, no, this one trumps typical! And considering the fine finish, it’s not tragic either, although, there were painful moments for the characters which eventually led to a lesson of hope, faith, true love, and truly loving. So beautiful!
Onourah makes no apologies for her writing style, as she shouldn’t, but I must warn that this isn’t a book for everyone. There’s sex and moderate use of profane language. But if you decide to read through to the end with an open heart, you can understand her choice of scenes and her writing style. It’s like this: it’s a messy world out there, and to clean it up, her hands had to get messy. You get the idea? Hope so.
On that note, this is one of the most extraordinary reads I’ve encountered as a reader, blogger, and writer, both in secular and Christian fiction. This book certainly raises the bar in many ways. Onuorah IS my kind of writer, and I tip my hat to her. She managed so many sensitive issues (race, sex, language, abuse etc.) in a very mature way that one can’t help but be impressed, and did so with an admirably adept writer skill. One thing is certain after this read: Onuorah has found a fan in me. FOR LIFE!
*Although I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. My appreciation to the author, Michelle Onuorah, for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
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About the Author
Michelle N. Onuorah is the bestselling author of Remember Me, Type N, and Taking Names. She wrote and published her debut book, Double Identity, at the tender age of thirteen and has been writing ever since. A graduate of Biola University, Michelle continues to write and publish under her company, MNO Media, LLC . You can learn more about Michelle at www.mnomedia.com and like her page at www.facebook.com/authormichelleonuorah.