My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is why I read. For the emotional depth that’s written on pages that pull you in to the story so deeply you feel every emotion straight through to your core. This author never fails to amaze me with her stories. I devour them and Angie Peters and Sean Langston’s heartbreaking story that spans over 10 years gripped me from the start of their story in Secrets to its conclusion in Seclusion.
There is just no way to accurately describe the emotions you feel when reading this book. For many chapters your on the verge of tears then next laughing out loud and then wanting to scream at the characters for the mistakes they are making yet knowing that they need to go through them all – to come full circle – to finally get their happy ever after.
These two were 15 and 16 when they bonded over being emotionally crippled due to their parents. They had such issues at a young age that made them unable to bond normally with others. They found tranquility with each other for a short time before a pregnancy changed their lives. Angie gave up that baby knowing at 16 and never having had a decent role model herself for a mother that she wanted a better life for her baby. With 15 year old Sean who was the product of rape not wanting to be a father either he also had no problem giving up the baby but one thing Angie didn’t know what that he loved her and that never changed even after she left Seaclusion 6 years ago.
Angie has to run back to Seaclusion, a place she vowed she never wanted to go back to, when she finds herself again in a situation. As her Uncle, who raised her, is married to Sean’s sister its not long before these two run into each other. Their reunion is volatile at first as its to painful for Angie to look at Sean and not think about the daughter she had to give up and Sean cant forget this is the one woman that broke his heart and he knows if given a chance she will break it again.
This author does not write traditional stories. There are still many more years that pass before things come back around to that circle. Hearts are broken many more times before issues can be laid to rest and healing done and move past the past to finally deal with the future.
This is a series that I feel should be read in order. The adoptive parents are the couple from the 2nd book. The uncle and sister are from the 3rd book where we first meet Angie and Sean when they are teenagers. You will not regret reading this beautifully written heartbreaking series.