Genre: Contemporary Romance
Way too young, eleven year old Tucker Creed and his six year old neighbor, Sylvie Bissenette, find they have something awful in common. Creed then decides he’s going to do everything in his limited power to shield his Sylvie from her ordeal. So he does and Creed and Sylvie form a bond that grows and blossoms with their ages.
They plot to leave their lives behind, the town they live in that will hold them down and the histories they share that, unless they break free, will bury them. Sylvie goes to their special place, Creed never shows and she doesn’t see him again until it’s too late.
With Creed gone, Sylvie is forced to endure a nightmare and do the unspeakable to end it. To deal, she develops a hard shell with sharp edges that very few can break through. So when Creed again finds his Sylvie, he discovers the girl he loved is locked away and he has to find his way back into her heart without getting shredded in the process.
I have to say that I didn't enjoy this one as much as Knight and Anya's story. I really didn't like Sylvie at first, she was hard, damaged, and jaded. The story was a little confusing starting out, but once I caught on to who Creed was it started to flow a little better. The flashbacks to their lives together prior to her eighteenth birthday are sweet and emotional. And it is how we discover why there is a Creed and Sylvie. I loved the emotional journey we took learning about their past and them coming back to each other. But at times I skimmed thru pages of internal dialogue that bogged the book down for me, I kept waiting for some action to happen and we just seemed to be spinning in place. Liked the story, didn't love it, but will keep reading the series. And we did get to see a small, really small, glimpse at Knight and Anya.