This book was very hard going. I really struggled to finish it but I wanted to find out where Kristy Moseley was this was going with this..
So what did she give us?
Sweet sixteen is a day that every girl should remember, a passage into womanhood and the beginning of a journey but for Annabelle Spencer March the 12 was the day that would be embedded in her life for ever and for her 16th birthday Anna would be left with deep and irrevocable scars instead of a happy ending to a night out.
Jack Roberts wanted to give Anna a birthday she would not forget and had taken her to a nightclub to celebrate. Anna loved Jack with everything she had in her young life and that night she would give Jack her body. He was good and kind and a loving generous boy. Their lives were planned, finish school, college and careers. Jack would become a Doctor and they would get married. Perfect.
Then they met Carter Thomas, murderous, angry Carter, drug and arms dealer and what started out as a special journey for Anna and Jack very quickly became the highway to hell. Carter wants Anna and her dream night turns into her worse nightmare when she watches Carter Thomas snuff the light from Jack systematically beating him to death and taking Anna.
10 months later, after being subjected to Carter's rules and life, she is found. Annabelle Spencer is not the same, and never will be. She is now a cold hard and broken. Carter is in prison for Jack's murder but due to key evidence is due for a re-trial. Carter's obsession with Anna has not ended with his incarceration and nothing will stop him from taking her again.
Three years on and Anna's father is running for presidency. Ashton Taylor SWAT expert is brought into protect the broken damaged Anna - but his duties go beyond protection and soon he brings Anna back to life and shows her that life is worth living and that all men will not hurt her but Carter Thomas will stop at nothing to be re-united with his "Princess"
Sounds good? Yep chapter one drew me in but I soon lost interest. The story was too long and rehashed, too much repetition and over usage of words, the plot could have been explosive but ended up weak, and the character building was poor. I lost track of the amount of times her sentences ended with "or something" or the amount of times she said "he moaned from his throat" well I don't know about you but where else would you moan from?
Kirsty Mosely introduces to serious issues from chapter one but seemed to dismiss the subject matter from that point on. The way she dealt with Anna's rape was that she had to meet the "one" before you can overcome any of her issues. I thought she stretched reality a little too thinly with this story and the further in I read the more I found it hard to believe.