Author: Lauren Hawkeye
Publisher: Calluna Vulgaris Books
Release Date: 18 June 2014
Series or Standalone: Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Once, Ellie Kendrick was the only thing that Dominic Gabriel wanted, until five years ago when she left abruptly. Now she’s back and her version of what happened between them so long ago makes him question everything he knows about himself as a man... and since he is now a lawman who lives by a strict moral code, he finds himself challenged to make things right.
He knows that they might have to look back in order to move forward... but can their rediscovered attraction survive the darkness of the past?
This is a category length story of 30 000 words. It is a prequel to the upcoming Untouched, but stands alone- no cliffhangers.
This is a quick read and a good introduction to this series, I only wish it was longer so we could really get a chance to know Ellie and Gabe more, both through the flashbacks of when they were teens as well as now that they're adults.
Ellie definitely didn't have it easy growing up, and yes she did rebel as a teen, but I couldn't help but feel her heartbreak when she told Gabe the entire story of what really happened all those years ago. You also can't help but to feel anger on Gabe's behalf when he learned of his father's involvement all those years ago; but the shocker is what Ellie discovered in her grandmother's attic, I can't wait to see how that situation will play out.
Book provided in exchange for honest review.