Oh La La… I do love visiting Emmanuelle’s Carter Hills Band storyland. It’s definitely a super romantic… and steamy… place to live!
USA Today and International bestselling author Emmanuelle Snow brings a love story that will tug your heartstrings and keep you on the edge of your seat.
In my world, darkness has a name.
I’ve seen darkness. And looked straight into his eyes.
I’ve lived through darkness. Since I was a little girl.
Violence is my reality. My normal.
His father hit him. Now he hits me. For no reason other than a way to cope with stress. At least that’s the excuse he uses after he teaches me one of his, what he calls it, life lessons.
Now that he has left me for dead, I need to run away. To put as much distance between us as possible. Because this time, even with his powerful connections, he won’t find me. I’ll make sure of it.
My safe haven has a face. And even a name. But he has no idea I’m coming. That I need his help. And the safety he can provide for me. We met before. Once. Then I vanished into the night without saying goodbye.
A year has gone by since. Will he remember me? Will he be a safe place to heal my wounds? Or did I dream the connection we shared that one night on the rooftop bar amongst his wealthy friends?
I’ll wait for him. Because I have nowhere else to go, alone, afraid, and scarred, praying this time, darkness won’t have a foothold on me.
Can I finally let the seeds of hope he planted into my heart that night grow, or should I keep running for my life?
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Time spent reading one of Emmanuelle’s books is always time gloriously used. Hope and Country is another charmingly addictive story from this bestselling contemporary romance author.
Okay I’ll admit, the instalove took a bit to wrap my head around, especially with the deep attachment that proceeded that one chance encounter. However, we don’t read these gloriously sweet romance books for a dose of reality! And this escapist read hit all the right spots!
Oh Devon, what a sweet and utterly sympathetic character. I absolutely loved her and hated the life she’d led up to meeting Riley.
Trigger warning: domestic abuse is covered in this story. The descriptions are not gratuitous but they are there, even if sensitively covered.
Despite what she has been through, Devon is strong, determined and still believes in love and that there are good people in the world.
Her inner strength and beauty draw Riley to her so strongly he is powerless to prevent himself from falling in love. He becomes her source of comfort, external strength and protection. Perhaps most charmingly he helps Devon step into her own strength rather than simply being strong for her.
Of course we are also treated to cameos from favourites from other books in the series… most notably the man himself, Carter Hills. Gosh, we could probably form a fan club for this book boyfriend that would rivals fan clubs for real life country stars! Haha.
Overall, I absolutely adored this story and remain addicted to the sugary goodness of the Carter Hills series.
About the Author
Emotional, Sexy, and Sassy love stories
USA Today and International Bestselling Author Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who gives life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness. She loves her characters to be relatable and realistic.
Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex all at the same time.
In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, she likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.
She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.
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