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I’ve been in similar shoes, and am now tackling the secret “I’m coming to dads for the holidays, but can I please stay at yours?” piece. While our story is different, it’s so similar, the heartbreaking truth is it’s impossible to give up when you love someone like that. Realising your only going down with them and you have to stop is as challenging as the addiction itself.
This story is heartbreaking, but so tactfully written, the author has done an amazing job of portraying the real life challenges of addiction, and the damage it can cause.
I absolutely loved this book and read it within two days. The two main characters are both flawed but this just made them more believable. I enjoyed the author's writing style which really drew me in. The story was full of emotion without being angst ridden, and addressed real issues. The love (sex) scenes weren't gratuitous and portrayed two people in love who had great chemistry, along with having complex histories. This was the first book I have read by Geneva Lee and it won't be my last.
**** I was lucky to receive a free copy via BookBub and this is my honest review****
What a powerful story. Geneva Lee takes the reader on a soul searching journey as she places a mirror in front of us with the tale of these two flawed individuals. Faith first sees Jude when he walks into her support group. He looks like a typical bad boy. She vows to steer clear. Life never works out how you planned. I don’t want to rehash the plot. This one is best if you go in blind. I can tell you that it gripped me immediately, and raised plenty of questions along the way, not only about the characters, but about life choices in general. The story is written in first person POV, but flashbacks, written in third person, fill in the back story. I found the shift a little off putting at first. But these scenes help to fill in the blanks. They may be confronting and shocking, but honestly the drip feed of information is so skilfully done, I enjoyed every minute of this book. These two captured my heart and my sympathies. I’d love to read more by this author. *Review copy generously provided in eschange for an honest review. * Cheers
Wow - what a ride was taken on with The Sins That Bind Us.
This is the first Geneva Lee book that I have read, but I can tell you now that it will not be the last.
Faith and Jude's story is raw and gritty. Please remain seated and leave arms and legs inside the carriage, as you are going to be taken on an emotional rollercoaster
Secrets, lies, half-truths - they all come out in the end, and it is a bit of a shot in the dark how things will go.
I really enjoyed this story. The fears, the worries, the feelings of helplessness leap off the pages. As much as it hurt my heart and maybe, just maybe made my eyes leak, I couldn't put this book down as I wanted, no needed to know what happened next.
The scene stealer in this story is definitely little man, Max. He reminds me so much of my nephew when he was that age, going through some similar kinds of issues.
Now, off to find something lighthearted and breezy to read!