Where I End is a standalone new adult romance.
Pretentious. Arrogant. Condescending. Cruel.
All words I’d used to label him. Exactly what I’d always believed he was. All that changed one spring morning when I realized I didn’t know the man behind the facade at all.
Angry. Desperate. Broken. Mine.
All words I’d use to define him after I interfered. Once our eyes locked, I was all in. There was no turning back. He tried to push me away, but I refused to let him go. I was determined to save him. What I didn’t expect was that he would save me, too.
I was so close to ending my misery. Mere seconds away. Then she stumbled upon our argument, and I changed my plans. She wasn’t supposed to be there. She knew too much. Even with my entire world burning down around me, she wouldn’t walk away.
I’ve always been on my own. No one had ever fought for me before. Why should anyone start now? But she did, no matter how much I tried to stop her. I knew I was nothing, unworthy of her, but she was persistent. Once she got under my skin, I couldn’t let her go, because where I end, she begins.
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5+++ Emotional Stars!!!!
“You’re my past, present, and future. Where I end, you begin.”
Where I End is one of those books I have had to sit down and think about before writing a review…it was so emotional! It was painful, at times very hard to read, yet it was also a beautiful portrayal of love, acceptance, and full of hope.
When I read the synopsis, I had no idea what an emotional journey Michelle Dare would take me on. Cy and Evie have known each other for a long time. To say they had complicated feelings for one another would be a grave understatement. Cy was not an easy character to like in the beginning. In fact, I hated him for the way he treated Evie. It was HORRIBLE!!!! However, after the prologue, my hatred for Cy turned to heartache, just like Evie’s feelings. Michelle Dare completed turned my world, along with Evie’s, upside down. I had not expected that twist. I was shocked, and my heart was broken. This is where the real story of Evie and Cy begins.
Both characters were ones I will not soon forget! They were complex and extraordinarily well-developed. When she introduces Cy’s POV, readers see why he has acted the way he has. Both of them were very realistic and human which helps readers connect with each of them, especially Cy. I knew he loved Evie, yet he was so afraid of his darkness affecting her. He wanted nothing more than to protect her.
“I’ll try to push you away to save you from the pain. I don’t want to suck you down into my world, Evie. It’s a dark place.”
She lifts her head. “I can bring the light with me.”
Evie amazed me in her strength and courage. She never turned her back on Cy. She never let him run and hide from her, yet she gave him the space he needed. That fierce love and courage in turn gave Cy strength. What I loved the most was they saved one another. She gave him love and security, and he gave her love and a life with friends and companionship.
Michelle Dare has proven her ability to write in several different genres, and she has also broached serious social issues before. In my opinion, this one is one of the most serious and isn’t always talked about. It is an issue that needs to be discussed, and as usual, she does it with love, sensitivity, and respect. While it’s one of the most emotional and heartbreaking books I’ve read, it also offers hope. Your past cannot be forgotten, but you can take the bad things and turn them into positive things that can and do help others who may have suffered the same things you did. Your story can help someone else, and I believe this book will definitely help someone who needs it. For me, this is Michelle Dare’s crowning achievement, and it proves what a talented and versatile writer she truly is!
Michelle Dare is a romance author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from new adult to fantasy. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all of the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.