Review: Beyond Your Touch (The Dark Heart #2), by Pat Esden Reply

Beyond Your Touch Cover

5 out of 5 Stars

Available for Purchase on:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Your-Touch-Dark-Heart/dp/1496700074

Review:

The first book was fun and lighthearted with some dark undertones. This second book gets deep and dark. It grows right along with Annie as she is thrust into more grown up dealings. I found myself very angry and frustrated at times with some of the things happening. I wanted to give Annie a shake, and yell at anyone who would listen. She is young and trying very hard to cope with things out of her control. The story develops at a good speed and we discover new things here in the second book. Sorry gotta stop there, no spoilers. I am ready for the next in this series. Bring it on.

Reviewed by Fawnzy

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Description:

She wants more than he can promise.
His desires could lead to betrayal.
But without each other, neither can survive the dangers ahead.
 
Annie Freemont knows this isn’t the right time to get involved with a man like Chase. After years of distrust, she’s finally drawing close to her estranged family, and he’s an employee on their estate in Maine. Though she never intended to stay on the estate for long, her father’s illness and the mysteries surrounding her family made leaving impossible. And now with the newfound hope of rescuing her long-missing mother, Annie’s determined to be involved with the family’s plans one way or another.

If only she could keep her mind off Chase and focus on the impending rescue. But there’s something about the enigmatic Chase that she can’t resist. And she’s not the only woman. Annie fears a seductive stranger who is key to safely freeing her mother is also obsessed with him. As plans transform into action and time for a treacherous journey into a strange world draws near, every move Annie makes will test the one bond she’s trusted with her secrets, her desires—and her heart.

A Hold On Me Cover

5 out of 5 Stars

Available for Purchase on:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hold-Me-Dark-Heart/dp/1496700058/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472666195&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=A+Hold+on+Me+%28The+Dark+Heart+%231%29%2C+by+Pat+Esden

Review:

What a fun setting with the old family mansion, grounds, and graveyard. The big family home is complete with hidden secret passageways and history. I don’t want to give away too much or it will ruin the read. Annie and her family have not seen each other since she was too little to remember them so they all have trust issues. This is totally believable and makes complete sense. The forbidden romance possibility of Chase is well done. Is he a good guy or not? The mystery is dolled out to you in just the right way. A Hold on Me is a very fun read with a bit of the dark the paranormal evil rearing its head. This story closes nicely while leaving an opening for the next book. I was given this story for an honest review and this is mine.

Reviewed by Fawnzy

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Description:

She never wanted to return.
He wants nothing more than for her to leave.
But the fire between them is as strong as the past that haunts them.

Annie Freemont grew up on the road, immersed in the romance of rare things, cultivating an eye for artifacts and a spirit for bargaining. It’s a freewheeling life she loves and plans to continue–until her dad is diagnosed with dementia. His illness forces them to return to Moonhill, their ancestral home on the coast of Maine–and to the family they left behind fifteen years ago, after Annie’s mother died in a suspicious accident.

Once at Moonhill, Annie is shocked when her aunt separates her from her father. The next time Annie sees him, he’s a bizarre, violent shadow of his former self. Confused, she turns to an unlikely ally for support–Chase, the dangerously seductive young groundskeeper. With his dark good looks and powerful presence, Chase has an air of mystery that Annie is irresistibly drawn to. But she also senses that behind his penetrating eyes are secrets she can’t even begin to imagine. Secrets that hold the key to the past, to Annie’s own longings–and to all of their futures. Now, to unlock them, she’ll have to face her greatest fears and embrace her legacy…

About the Author:

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PAT ESDEN would love to say she spent her childhood in intellectual pursuits. The truth is she was fonder of exploring abandoned houses and old cemeteries. When not out on her own adventures, she can be found in her northern Vermont home writing stories about brave, smart women and the men who capture their hearts. An antique-dealing florist by trade, she’s also a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and the League of Vermont Writers. Her short stories have appeared in a number of publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythic Circle literary magazine, and George H. Scither’s anthology Cat Tales.

 

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