Friday, September 9, 2016

Book Review for Killer by Heather C. Leigh


By Heather C. Leigh

5 stars
Reviewed by : Tonya

Format : Kindle Edition

Published by :Shelbyville Publishing

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Dark Romance


UnthinKable. UnimagInable.  UndeniabLe.  UnforgivabLe.  SalvageablE.  Redeemable.  

Ten years ago, their lives shattered to pieces...
's the KILLER that has to live with it.

Two people. One incident. Interwoven between two damaged souls in ways they don't understand.  

"The fact I feel anything should let me know I’m headed in the wrong direction, headed down a path of darkness, destruction, and failure. A path that will dig out memories so painful I’ve created an entire persona to avoid dealing with them. Yet I know—I’m going down that path headfirst no questions asked, no matter the outcome.
I might be a monster, but I’m a selfish one."—Keller Keating

"When his strength envelops me, every wrong becomes right, every anxiety melts away, every doubt disappears. I feel calm, safe, whole. The spark of life that’s been missing inside burns bright, lighting me up like a solar flare, sizzling white-hot through my veins. Keller brings me out of the darkness and into the light."—Britton Reeves

Our Review

Above says everything that needs to be said about what this book is about. I first saw this book at the recent Authors in the City 2016 signing. It was my first time meeting author Heather C. Leigh and she has this book on her table display and the cover grabbed my attention. I picked up the book, read the synopsis and said I will be downloading this book and reading it and when I got home I did exactly that. I had to finish the book I was reading so I could hurry and get to this one. Let me say buying this book was well worth every penny spent. This book is so good I spent 2 nights up until 2:30 in the morning reading it. Yeah I was a zombie at work but it was well worth it.

Britton and Keller go to the same high school. She knows who he is, he doesn't know who she is. Keller is the guy all guys envy, the party boy jock who gets all the girls. Britton is the girl who wants to be one of those girls, he has no clue, and she just wishes.

Then the fateful day and both of their lives are completely turned upside down and inside out. Nothing is ever the same for either one of them after that day. Keller heads down a path of destruction and becomes what he thinks he is, he builds up this impenetrable wall, doesn't let anyone near or in, hates himself and everyone around him, it's easier that way.

Britt, fights every day to move on, to survive, to not live in the past, not be a victim. She has suffered a lot from that fateful day so many years ago but she has overcome a lot and has moved on, has a great life working at an MMA gym, all the guys there respect her, and they make her feel "somewhat safe" in her tormented life. Then in walks "Killer" and right away she knows there is something about him.

The two of them together are like fireworks, his magnetic silver eyes, his strength, the smile he has only let her see, for the first time in 10 years she feels something she has never felt "SAFE". For the first time in 10 years he feels something he has never felt "ALIVE".

This may be a happily ever after book, but let me tell you, what Britt and Killer (aka Keller) go through to get there its almost like going through hell and back. The secrets each one is holding onto, the desire each one has, the destruction both can bring, the fight to get there. Makes this book absolutely amazing. They may have a past brought on by a horrible tragedy, but what comes of it, a blessing. Truly the best book I have read so far this year.

About the Author
I write about the 'dark' side of fame. The part that the public doesn't get to see, how difficult it is to live in a fishbowl and how that affects relationships.

Heather was born and raised in New England and currently lives outside Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 kids, and French Bulldog, Shelby.

She loves the Red Sox, the Patriots, and anything chocolate (but not white chocolate, everyone knows it's not real chocolate so it doesn't count) and has left explicit instructions in her will to have her ashes snuck into Fenway Park and sneakily sprinkled all over while her family enjoys beer, hot dogs, and a wicked good time.

My favorite authors are Dan Wells, Ken Follett, and Stephen King.

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