I received an advance review copy from Booksirens for an honest review. Colour me surprised! I enjoyed every part of this book. It has a very tempting storyline with great charecters. Cami is a bright and mischievous 7 year old. She is being abused by her father Tom. Her grandmother, Alice finds new bruises on her everyday ever since her daughter has gone missing. She tries to go the police for both her missing daughter and the abuse inflicted on Cami but they look the other way. Alice has no other choice then to ask help from the dangerous men in their city.
Rick runs a drug ring. They are many rumors about them which are mostly true. When Alice comes with her problem, Rick is annoyed and declines. Rick after some investigation sends two of his men to look after Cami from the shadows.
"She's completely off school grounds. The teacher hasn’t even looked in her direction. What is she? Grade two?"
"Note to self if I ever have children" Swan stated as he climbed out of the truck "The Catholic School in town is completely irresponsible. Try the public school instead."
While on their watch they slowly fall in love with the little girl. She is a ray of sunshine in their lives. Soon Rick has shortage on men for his drug drops so he decides to send all his men on shifts to look after Cami. They all fall for her, even Buck the old man who has no love for kids. They soon start becoming a part of Cami's life. They bought her presents and looked after her even though Rick had warned all of them to never make contact. But how could they when she was so adorable.
But soon Cami's life gets threatened by one of Rick client because she was dear to them.
"See Cami, you gave me something I haven't felt in a long, long while. Something Sarah gave me. You gave me love Cami. You allowed me to feel love again, and I thank God for you every day." Buck wiped the tears from his eyes.
What I loved about the book:
• Cami charecter arc. We could see how she grows up and is strong despite her abusive upbringing. Cami is always smiles though her pain.
• Rick and his boys especially Buck. They give off a peaky blinders kinda vibe. They are like brothers and they always have each others back.
• The varying pov and the accuracy of it according to the age.
• This was a very addicting book that I had the pleasure of reading it. I couldn't guess what was going to happen.
• In short let me tell you, I loved everything.
• This is the first book in the series, there was no cliffhanger and a possibility for a love triangle in the sequel.
This book is an absolute perfection. I completely recommend it. But be warned of profanity, abuse and violence. I would rate this a five but the book was long and in some chapters the information was unnecessary. So this ends up with a four star. I'm looking forward to the sequel!
This book is one of the best books I have read. The story pulled me in right from the beginning. . Her characterization, plot- twists in the story, kept me reading well into the night. This is a unique story about a girl and the people she meets in her life. How they impact her life, both save it and harm it through the years. How relationships change and grow and how it shapes her and the people in her life. This story caused me to laugh, to cry and to haunt the authors page looking for more. This book can stand on its own but begs for a second part. I for one can’t wait to dive back into this world. I highly recommend this book!
I loved the dying butterfly so I gave this one a shot. I really enjoy this author's writing style! Again another self published I assume but another great read. Completely different from the dying butterfly. Romance, drama. Buck is my favorite character and of course Cami. I can see this going into a very interesting lovers triangle. I can't wait for book two to come out.