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Published by: Self Published
on September 19, 2016
Genres: Dark Romantic Suspense
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Sixty-four days in captivity. Sixty-four days to lose yourself—or find yourself.
I’m Ava Donovan. I was abducted at the age of nineteen. I’m told I’m a survivor, but the truth is, I only survived because he saved me. Even when he kept me locked in that room—he saved me.
Constantly wondering when and how you will die, that does something to you. To your mind. But what do you do when it does something to your heart? What do you do when the man holding you captive seems just as broken as you are, when his mere presence becomes a comfort you crave—when you love him even though you shouldn’t?
You smile and tell yourself it’s okay because love has no morals.
Sixty-four days in captivity gave me a love most people will never have and my freedom took it all away.
Dark. Gritty. Intense. An absolute thrilling read! Stevie J. Cole continues to impress in this genre!
In DARKEST BEFORE DAWN, the author weaves her web of tragedy, manipulation, and desperation. It’s about a man so desperate to find the only person he has left in this world, he will do anything and everything to get answers. He will become a monster and a master manipulator. But after doing it for so long…and still with NO answers, you have to wonder if he got himself in too deep. Ava Donovan was never in the plan. She was a vibrant soul who wasn’t supposed to have this life. Or so he thought. Ava is chasing the dark, just like Max. The question is, can two black souls ever find the light?
“You’re a bad person, a very bad person, Max.”
“Depends on your definition of bad,” I say.
“You are my definition of bad.”
This book made my heart skip a beat. With every turn of the page, you dive deeper into the dark minds of Max and Ava. There is a past connection that brought them together, but it’s that connection that could tear them apart for good. Only Stevie J. Cole can make me sympathize and fall head over heels for a cold-blooded murderer and master manipulator. Max’s moral compass is damaged, his soul is black, and his past is brutal, but that doesn’t lessen the intrigue at all. You could say that his intentions are good, but he would tell you to go fuck yourself. He has a soft spot for Ava, and their connection is primal, brutal, and desperate. They’re combustible. Their passion knows no bounds. You think you know how their story is going to end, but I think you might be surprised on that front.
“Never…never did I imagine by setting you free I was killing you.”
Will Ava and Max be able to find the beauty within the darkness?