This book was everything, it hit all the emotions. I felt for Birdie and the heartache she had experienced. I loved Cole, and the connection they share. So broken, they need each other. It's well written, I am adoring this series for all the raw emotions they empower.
The Girl In The Closet by Michelle Heard is the second book in her Southern heroes series. a standalone romance, this one is dark and twisty but throughout has an air of redemption and possibility. Told in multiple POV's, mostly between Birdie and Cole, this book will start you someplace dark and mysterious and lead you out slowly into the light.
Birdie has suffered so much in her short life to date. She has the scars to prove it - ones she never lets anyone see. She will keep them covered no matter what. But when Cole, the object of her crush and affection, begins to show more interest in her she is afraid. Afraid of what trouble she will bring him and afraid of what he will think of her when he finally sees her, scars and all.
Cole has been infatuated with Birdie and her shy small for what feels like forever. Given a chance to spend more time with her, he leaps at it, only to come fact to face with the aftermath of her demons. Not knowing the why or how he is still determined to battle these demons for her, if only she would let him in.
Second chances don't often come around but Birdie and Cole finally do get a second chance at their friendship and at building it into something more. With him slowly chipping away at her walls and with her finally opening up about the past and the pain she has kept hidden, these two may actually stand a chance. Stand alone with a happy ending, I am excited for more in this series. Enjoy!
Birdie/Bridget has been with her foster family for a while and doesn’t want to remember her father, she has been crushing on Cole for just as long. By chance Bridget realises that Cole is interested in her but she worries about her past and how she can’t get past it. Just as Cole and Bridget find each other Cole leaves for the marines. When Cole returns from the marines he has he’s own scares and nightmares, but when he hears about Bridget’s father threatening her he wants to do nothing more than protect her. Cole knows some of Bridget past and that she has scares, but when he finds out more, all he wants to do is get rid of her father. Bridget doesn’t understand how Cole can want her and often mistakes his feelings all wrong – all Cole wants to do is put Bridget back together again. Between both of their scares and nightmares they have to work together to find love and let go of their pasts.