Stacey Marie Brown
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Nine years after a tragic accident, Hannah “Brennley” Evans has returned home to the snowy mountains of Whistler, Canada. This is the very place that destroyed her, where her whole world ended, and the reason she now goes by Hannah Jennings.
Struggling with his own tragic past, Rhys Axton, an infamous sexy snowboarding champion, wants nothing more than to be the next Olympic hopeful. Sex, snowboarding, and working out are all he cares about, which helps shut off the demons that haunt him and the family who rejected him.
The moment Hannah walks into his room, he knows something is different about her. Drawn to her, he can’t seem to stay away from the mysterious, guarded girl. They are two heartbroken souls who both understand the darkness.
Little does he know she lives in lies and carries secrets that will bring his universe to its knees and secrets that will bury them both alive.
Emotional roller coaster of a ride!!
***5 ‘Comfortable in the Darkness’ Stars***
OMG! This book took me on one heck of an emotional rollercoaster ride that I didn’t want to get off of. Rhys and Hannah grabbed hold of my heart and mind and even when the feels got to overwhelming aka I actually got all kinds of teary and sniffly, I couldn’t (wouldn’t) put the book down (Thank gawd for the phone app) I had to see them get their HEA and in the end, it was all kinds of everything!
Rhys and Hannah were those characters that you can’t help but love and come to adore, but the process is a rough one.They are both wallowing in the darkness and it has its claws so deep into them that they don’t always recognize themselves and they find that they are simply existing instead of living. But as they continue to collide bits and pieces of who they truly are start to come out and I found that I thoroughly enjoyed who they were under the darkness. Their journey to their HEA is a rocky one, especially with that secret hanging over their heads, but I loved who they were when they were together. Regardless of the chaos swirling around them, when they were together it simply felt right. The chemistry between them was intense and I loved where they were both at in the end.
Now for the “Secret”. As far as I am concerned, the secret was another character in the story because it guided so many of the characters actions and it drove me absolutely batsh^t crazy as I tried to figure it out using the little, very, very little breadcrumbs that were dropped throughout the book, but I failed. Not totally because I maybe put together 10% or so of it together, but I was not prepared for what the brutal truth of it was. I felt like I was gut punched by it and the feels were all too real. So, I can only kowtow to Ms. Brown and the amazing job she did with it!
This is not my first read by Ms. Brown, I have a certain love and adoration for a honey loving, narcoleptic monkey sprite, as well as a certain pirate, but even being a fan of The Collector series didn’t properly prepare me for Buried Alive. I knew the author could write, no doubt about that, but the emotions that were pulled out of me with this one were intense...hell, tears were happening and that rarely happens, but that’s how invested I was in Rhys and Hannah, that was how real they felt to me. So, if you’re looking for an emotionally charged romance with well written characters (and have a thing for snowboarding) then this is a definite must read!
~ Copy provided by The Next Step PR & voluntarily reviewed ~