Jules Donovan has been in and out of unsavory foster homes and repulsive motels her entire life. She’s known nothing but loss, abandonment, crime, and pain. Now that she's aged out of the system, she can’t remember ever having dreams for her future because she’s constantly fighting for daily survival.
When she meets the Riley brothers, there’s something about them that draws her in. She’s never let her guard down, but Dante and Holden make her feel valuable, like she actually matters. And for the first time in her life, she senses something she’s never experienced before—protection.
But can these mysterious brothers keep her safe from the dark monsters that lie in wait, ready for their final revenge? And how in the hell does older brother Dante know so much about her anyway?
Unbeknownst to her, things have been set in motion ever since she was ripped from her mother’s womb and, as each jagged piece of her life unfolds, she will begin to wonder, who’s really in charge of her fate?
**TRIGGER WARNING...this novel contains non-explicit scenes of abuse. There is strong language throughout. Relinquished is intended for mature readers**
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I need to shout from the rooftops how awesome I though this book was… From beginning to end I was furiously devouring every word, emotion, suspense, and beauty. When I first read the synopsis I immediately got that grabby hand feel we get when a synopsis pulls at us and demands we read something. I’ve read the works of this author in her previous contemporary romance category and I loved her writing so I was anxious to see what she could do in this genre… Boy was I overwhelmed from the beginning with feelings of anxiety, dread, mystery and pure curiosity. My super sleuth was going crazy trying to figure out all the ins and outs of this story. If you want to be kept on your toes in a very good way then this book is for you!
I won’t rehash the synopsis because it speaks for itself. What I will tell you is that you will fall in love with one of the Riley brothers from the moment that he steps onto the scene… You will feel the angst when the other brother starts to get involved and then wonder if this is going to become a love triangle… You will feel all the anxiety as Jules continues to struggle with her past, present and the future that is being presented to her. You will want to scream and throw something when one of the brothers pisses you off, and then leap for joy when the same brother becomes a hero of sorts… Then when you think you have truly figured it all out… The book takes a complete 360 and you feel your stomach bottom out, like you’ve just crested that really big first hill on a roller coaster. I can’t give you the details but I hope that you are intrigued enough by the synopsis and my words, to give this book a chance… I’m telling you that you WILL. NOT. BE. SORRY!!!!
I’d had several books that I just couldn’t get into and had to DNF recently, this book came along at the right time and energized my reading again!!!! If the scale allowed more then 5 stars this would be one of those books that would receive that accolade from me!!!