Author: K.A. Hunter
Publisher: 275 Pages (2015)
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NOTE: This is a Adult novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: ✰✰✰ Adult, stand-alone, romantic suspense novel. ✰✰✰
Jules Donovan has been in and out of unsavory foster homes and repulsive motels her entire life. She’s known nothing but loss, abandonment, crime, and pain. Now that she's aged out of the system, she can’t remember ever having dreams for her future because she’s constantly fighting for daily survival.
When she meets the Riley brothers, there’s something about them that draws her in. She’s never let her guard down, but Dante and Holden make her feel valuable, like she actually matters. And for the first time in her life, she senses something she’s never experienced before—protection.
But can these mysterious brothers keep her safe from the dark monsters that lie in wait, ready for their final revenge? And how in the hell does older brother Dante know so much about her anyway?
Unbeknownst to her, things have been set in motion ever since she was ripped from her mother’s womb and, as each jagged piece of her life unfolds, she will begin to wonder, who’s really in charge of her fate?
**TRIGGER WARNING...this novel contains non-explicit scenes of abuse. There is strong language throughout. Relinquished is intended for mature readers**
Review: 4 Stars - Relinquished is an adult title that kept this reader on the edge of her seat with the twists and turns that author K.A. Hunter weaved throughout the story. If you’re looking for romance with some suspense and a plot that’s different then look no further.
Jules Donovan is a fighter. But she has to be with the circumstances she’s been forced into. From a young age she’s known nothing more than pain and fear yet she pushes forward to try to keep herself together and far away from the darkness of her past that’s always on the cusp of consuming her.
She has scars inside and out and doesn’t have anyone to trust or lean on when times get tough. She’s a survivor and keeps to herself. It’s when she meets Dante and Holden – the Riley Brothers – that her life begins to change in ways she didn’t think she wanted or were possible.
These two brothers are close yet couldn’t be more different from the other. Dante is dark, quiet and mysterious. Holden is sweet, kind and gentle. Both intrigue her and keep her on her toes. Without giving too much away, this is NOT a love triangle. Since I know this tends to concern many readers you can rest assured that there isn’t one in this book.
One thing I liked about this novel was each of the three characters where unique, they have their own strengths and weaknesses making them more believable as “people”. The story is well written and I loved that the author was able to blindside me a few times while reading. The shocks that were revealed while reading made the story build until the pressure was so strong that I was bursting to find out what was happening. The great thing was the pressure started to build from the very first page and didn’t let up until the story had exploded off of the page.
I was looking for something different to read and this title came at just the right time. It was very entertaining and the writing was done extremely well. And I love a story that keeps me on my toes, which this one did time and time again. I quickly became invested in these characters and their lives. You can’t help becoming attached to them and in the end I was sad to say goodbye. BUT, it’s nice that this was a standalone title, which was another thing I was thankful for. Sometimes it’s great to have the whole story told in one book.
I recommend this book for anyone who’s looking for everything that makes a book a great read. There’s a bit of something for everyone in this Adult title. I look forward to seeing what this author has in store for readers next. She can count me in to read it that’s for sure. Enjoy!