I was running from
my husband, a man I thought I’d known. Running from the hell he had put me
He’d nearly destroyed the woman I had once been
and I would do whatever it took to regain my freedom.
I would lie, and cheat. I would steal if it meant
that I never had to go back there.
I’d run and keep running…
But there was one problem. I hadn’t planned for
He was a distraction I couldn’t allow. Not if I
wanted to stay safe. I had to remain distant, but he was relentless and had other
I caved because I hadn’t thought it all through,
not in detail.
If I had I would’ve realized that you can only
live in a fantasy world for so long before everything came crashing in around
And those lives you’ve destroy along the way, make
you no better than the monster you were trying to break free from.
How could I have been so careless? It wasn’t meant
to turn out this way. But the Rush of my freedom took control and I forgot how
important it was to keep the secret of who I had once been.
And now I had nothing…
Only the fear that the man I’d run from would find
me again, and finish what he started.
I absolutely love C.A. Harms’s stories. I am
floored at how creative she is and how many characters her mind thinks up. Rush
is another fabulous read and I cannot wait to get more of the Montgomery Men!
I have a soft spot for books about abuse. Whether
it’s physical, emotional or mental abuse, I want to cause extreme hurt to those
that dish it out. That is unacceptable! What hurts even worse are those that
feel that they cannot get out from underneath it. That they “hang in” there for
someone else, for their children or that they feel they have no one and nowhere
to go. It’s heart breaking.
When Kinsley runs, I could not be more proud. It
takes something fierce to pick up and leave everything. No money, no clothes,
just up and disappear to get yourself out of a terrible situation. But Kinsley
did it and she is stronger because of it. She has had to try to get back the
old her that was drained from her by her husband. She doesn’t back down now and
I love that sassy quality she has.
Kinsley has met her match when she meets Ashton.
Not one to be known for his gentle and kind ways, Ashton is smart, sarcastic
and at times, a dick. But he had a soft spot for Kinsley. Or maybe it was more
of a “hard” spot, since she didn’t fall into his games right away. She made
Aston work for it and deservedly so. She wasn’t like other girls and he was
completely head over heels.
Unfortunately, Kinsley’s secrets started to
unravel. Things she didn’t want known come out and strain the relationship she
and Ashton built. Kinsley begins to live in fear again and the thought of
losing Aston destroys her. She wrestles with the thoughts of leaving again and
just running. In her eyes, it’s not fair to bring Aston into this, but
selfishly, she wants her happily ever after with him.
I can’t describe how much I enjoyed the writing and
the story. C.A. does such a great job with the descriptions of her characters
and their personalities that you get invested in them right away. She is
definitely a go-to author of mine.