Sunday, July 27, 2014

ARC review - The Longest Night by Kara Braden

The Longest Night
by Kara Braden


This could work, whispered the little voice in the back of her mind, the voice that had been silent for seven years...


Years ago, former Marine Captain Cecily Knight fled her dark past and the nightmares forever haunting her nights. Alone in the remote Canadian wilderness, she survives day to day...until Ian Fairchild comes storming into her life and shatters her protective seclusion.


Aloof but intriguing, defensive but undeniable, Ian is everything Cecily shouldn't want but can't ignore. He watches her with shrewd blue eyes, as if determined to decipher her secrets...and for the first time in years, she finds herself coming alive beneath the hands of a man with too many scars to count.

As the hushed and harsh winter closes in around them, two lost souls find themselves on the precipice of a love that could save their lives...or destroy them forever.


My Review:

This a romantic tale featuring a lawyer recovering from an addiction to pain killers and an ex-soldier hiding from the world and her nightmares.  Cecily was a Marine who retreated from the world years ago.  She lives in the Canadian wilderness hunting for food and writing on a typewriter.  A man from her past asks her to help his brother overcome an addiction and unable to say no, she agrees to have her solitude disturbed.  Ian loves Manhattan but agrees that living there would not be beneficial to his recovery.  Ian finds himself traveling to the middle of nowhere to live with a stranger in a cabin in the electricity or internet with the closest town a plane ride away!  The development of the story was slow and steady as two totally opposite individuals learn to adapt to this unusual situation.  Cecily has secrets that she is unwilling to reveal and Ian is a man determined to uncover why she is hiding from the world.  For readers who love character development this book would be appealing to you.  I found myself wishing for more excitement as I delved deeper into this story.  The author teases the reader with the possibility of more adventuresome elements but fails to deliver it instead continues to slowly develop a character based story. ~Booklover Sue

A copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Longest Night Series:
The Longest Night (Book 1, Longest Night)
The Deepest Night (Book 2, Longest Night, forthcoming December 2014)

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