The Hermit came as an recommendation for those who love Completely Wrecked! I read an excerpt and just had to go get the book. This book has recently been revised! Be prepared to be taken on a roller-coaster ride of emotions!
There are some things you just can’t live without.
When Dr. Ryan Wallace retreats to the Alaskan wilderness to find peace with his past, the last thing he expects is to stumble across a broken woman barely clinging to life.
As he watches her fight her way back from hell, his own problems begin to pale in comparison. When she returns to her world, he finally understands...there are some things you just can't live without.
TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains implied scenes of sexual violence and may upset those with sensitivity to such themes.
NOTE: This story contains explicit sexual scenes and language and is intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual situations offend you.
Once again, I absolutely love how Shayne captures and moulds her characters in ways that we can't help but love and feel for them as well. The Hermit is a beautiful, heartbreaking and emotional story. The abuse Daphne had been through was told in its raw gritty truth and wasn't romanticized or made light of. I just love how she subtly gets you thinking and in a way "educates" you through her stories.
Her hands came forward and cupped his bearded cheeks.
"You're everything good, kind, and beautiful.
I hope one day, you see yourself as the hero. That you see yourself the way I see you because no one will ever compare to you in my mind."
“Redemption for even the most horrifically damaged soul: Two souls, damaged by nightmares most of us can't even imagine. What are the chances they would meet - and bring each other back from the darkness? This story is intense. It is NOT for the faint of heart. But if you have the courage to share in their journey you will be rewarded with characters who feel so real you'll experience their anguish, their anger, their satisfaction at justice finally served, and in the end, that there is hope for even the most damaged among us. Shayne has done it again. This is one of her most captivating works yet.” ~Reader Review
“There should be hearts instead of stars to rate Shayne's work:Once again she delivered characters worth falling in love with, and how I miss them when the story is over. So if I have a complaint at all it is...MORE I want MORE!!” ~Reader Review
“So much emotion and sensuality for such a short book: It's a token of how magically written this is that you end up enjoying this book despite the gobs of heavy, unsettling emotion crammed in so few pages. You'd have to reach for a horror novel to match the level of hell inflicted on this poor heroine. Thankfully, Ms. McClendon doesn't take you through the nightmare as it happens. Rather, she begins the story with the hero stumbling upon the barely alive woman in the Alaskan wilderness. This is a precariously balanced plot because you want the romance to catch fire even as you know how raw and irreparable the heroine's wounds are. Without hesitation, he offers her an unconditional friendship, one that flirts with what-ifs and balances itself satisfyingly between being quixotic and practical. As their attachment to one another adapts with time, their emotional honesty remains constant, making it impossible to emerge from this story unscathed by its sentimentality and sensuality.” ~Reader Review
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