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 by Juls
“Everyone has scars that tell a story. Even though they don’t define who you are, yours tell me that you’re not a victim, you’re a survivor. They validate your past, but you’re a stronger woman because of them. I know we can get through anything, together.”
Relinquished is full of twist and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat! I was hooked from the beginning and I was able to finish it in one day! The storyline was edgy and dark with a twist of love. I loved the fighter that Jules had in her. Jules life was never easy. In fact, it was far from easy. The nightmares that she continued to struggle with, never faltered. The flashbacks from her past were always haunting her. In hope of finding a better life, Jules continued to push forward.
I loved the relationship between Holden and Jules. Holden was so sweet, but also pure alpha. He understood the struggles that Jules was constantly facing. Jules had never really known the meaning of love and so she had closed off that side of her, believing that love was something that she would never experience. Yet, Holden was always there to remind her that in life, there are some things worth fighting for...
"Love isn't something to regret, Jules. Anything in life can destroy you, but I'd rather be so deeply affected by someone that I'm willing to fight against all odds for her, then never experience it."
I loved Holden and Jules together. The connection they shared was beautiful. I promise this story will not disappoint. I would highly recommend Relinquished to someone looking for a great romantic suspense read!
Kimi Flores/K.A. Hunter lives in Southern California with her husband, who happened to be her high school sweetheart and prom date and their two hilarious boys. When she's not reading, writing, or hanging out with family and friends, Kimi spends her time in the kitchen trying to come up with vegan meals that don't taste like cardboard. Volunteering is extremely important to her, and she and her family work with several local non-profit organizations. A portion of her sales will always go to charity. Currently, she writes contemporary romance stories under her real name Kimi Flores and grittier romantic suspense novels under her pen name K.A. Hunter.