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~ REVIEW: Finding the Light by Rose Briner ~

61E0F4cLxkL._SL1000_SynopsisMy name is Carrie. For the past fifteen years I have lived with an abusive monster that I feared I would spend the rest of my life with or worse would become my killer. But one night fate turned my entire world upside down, giving me a second chance at a new life. I was taken in by a friend I haven’t seen in years and thrust back into the path of a man that I thought I would never see again; forcing me to face the past and the one man I wish my heart could forget.

Andrew shows me the deepest, darkest side of passion, unleashing a side of myself I never knew existed. But everything comes at a price and will this be what finally costs me the man I have secretly loved my entire life?

I thought he would be the light in my life, that perhaps we could have back our moment in time that was stolen from us so long ago. But when Brian returns and secrets are exposed will our love be enough to withstand the ultimate test and the secrets Andrew’s kept hidden from me all these years? Or will I be forced back into the darkness that once consumed me?

This book is recommended for ages 17+ due to language, sex, and other disturbing content.

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Amazon * B & N * Kobo3 starsdaniell reviewCarrie has had a hard life, dealing with more sadness in her young life than anyone should have to endure.  After losing both her parents in a horrible car accident, she was taken in by her best friend, Sandy’s, family.  She thought she had found happiness again when she and Andrew, her best friend’s brother, started dating. But shortly after giving him her virginity, he walked away.  Devastated with another loss, Carrie thought she finally found someone to care for and who would always be there for her. 

In the beginning, Brian showered Carrie with attention and affection.  But after a few months, the abuse began. At first, it was just verbal/emotional and Carrie blamed herself for it and stayed by Brian’s side.  By the time the physical abuse began, Carrie was isolated from everyone she knew.  She endured Brian’s abuse for 15 years until an unforgettable night that would give her the chance to break free and she would find herself given another chance at happiness with Andrew, her first and only true love.
Andrew has never forgotten Carrie and has longed for a second chance with her.  He never wanted to end things with her but was in a situation where he was given no choice. He feels he has failed Carrie and wants to make things up to her.  But when secrets come to light about why Andrew walked away, will Carrie be willing to forgive him? And when Carrie’s past comes back to haunt her, will Andrew be able to save her?
This story is full of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing what will happen next. I did love Carrie and Andrew together and thought they made a great couple, although there were a few times I wanted to smack some sense into both of them.  I admired Carrie’s strength to carry on when she had been beaten down physically and emotionally.  I think Rose Briner did a great job in dealing with such a sensitive matter as domestic violence. The ending isn’t a cliffhanger, but does leave you with a few questions.  I did feel that this story had a bit more angst and drama than was necessary but overall a good read.
**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**
Abou the authorI don’t really like to talk about myself, I would rather hear about you. But I guess if I had to say something about myself it would be that I am a Bay Area native. I have lived in the Bay my entire life. I am originally from Belmont but now live in Hayward. By day I am an Operations Specialist, by night I am a reader and writer looking for my next great read. I had so many ideas in my head that eventually I had to get them down on paper before they drove me insane. I have three kids and one cat and when I’m not reading or writing, I enjoy cooking and listening to music.I can be reached by email at: rosebrinerauthor@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you!
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Seven Sons (Book One) *See where it all began*

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My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect.

Including my innocence.

When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old.

Before my father died, Dornan and his sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer.

I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I’m out for revenge.

But I didn’t expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club.

I didn’t expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it.

Now, I’m faced with an impossible choice – Jase, or avenging my fathers death?

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Lili writes dark romance, suspense and paranormal stories. Her serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.

She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

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