The epic conclusion of New York Times bestselling book “Promise Me Darkness”
“I’m darkness, Maddie. Stay away from men like me. You’ll only get hurt.”
At one time my life was simple. Easy. But that was before the war. Now I was no longer an average college student. I was a survivor. A woman living in a ravaged world. My future was not bright and my life was far from perfect. The war had taken so much from me… but it wasn’t finished yet. It wanted more.
It wanted my heart. My soul. The one person I couldn’t live without.
It wanted Ryder Delaney. My best friend. The bad boy. The one person who could fight like no other and love me like no one else. I watched him walk away one hot summer day and I prayed he would return. I needed him like I needed air to breathe and water to drink. Without him I was lost. A light without her darkness.
Until he returns, I’ll wait for him. And I believe he will return because love is powerful…
And so is the light calling him home.
Finally…Promise Me Light is here and I can talk about it with you! If you did not read Promise Me Darkness, or my review of it then please check them out…this review will contain small spoilers if you have not already read Book #1 ;)
We pick up right where we left off, the boys have been out on a rescue mission trying to find Maddie’s best friend Eva who was taken hostage by the enemy. When they finally return they have Eva, but not Ryder…he was shot and captured and they couldn’t save him! However, life must go on. Time ticks by and another month passes. Maddie is persistent that Ryder is still alive and fighting because that’s just who he. Maddie and Ryder are two of the most stubborn, headstrong, yet loving characters I have come across.
As all of the family and friends come to the realization that Ryder most likely is dead Maddie holds on by remembering all about her history with him. This was probably my favorite part about this book. The flash backs that we are given really shed light on the relationship that Maddie and Ryder had when they were friends. It really made me realize that Ryder did love her for all of those years, in his own twisted “no one else can have you but I don’t do relationships” kind of way. In one of these memories Maddie thinks
“Ryder was anything but dangerous. To others, he was deadly. Fatal. To me, he was…dark and full of attitude, but never dangerous.”
Ryder is the type of man who would do anything for those that he loves. He sure pulled through this time. He returns home, and it doesn’t look good. Ryder has been shot and beaten and is barely alive. The whole family pulls together to save him. I remember crying at this point because after all that they had been through he was back and possibly only to die. He pulls through but the battle is just beginning for them all.
Ryder finds out secrets from his past and present. There is a lot for him to deal with…and how does he handle things with Maddie, the only way he knows how…SEX
“ ‘Each inch of your skin is mine, Maddie. To taste. To lick.’ The tip of his tongues touched the soft, sensitive skin of my neck, sending a shiver through me. ‘To have.’ ”
“ ‘Feel how much I need you, Maddie,’ he said, keeping his hand over mine. ‘Every time I am around you . Every time I think about you, this is what happens. It’s yours. Take it.’ ”
I really enjoyed these parts ;) I just wished that they could have communicated more with each other with words. Ryder is not the mushy gushy leading man we see in many books and I like that about him. It was just so hard to see poor Maddie not know which way was up and which way was down
“Being with Ryder was like a roller coaster ride that never ended. There were sharp turns and up and downs. You never knew what was waiting for you around the corner. The ride was bumpy and sometimes rough One moment you wanted to laugh and the next moment you wanted to scream. But through it all, it was exhilarating and fast-paced. The ride of your life.”
I couldn’t have explained it any better, this is how I felt about this whole book. While they continue to struggle to survive they work on finding out where they belong. I was pleased with the conclusion of this series!
Promise Me Light
Promise Me Darkness
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Reading has always been my first passion. That turned into a love for writing at a young age. I wrote my first book when I was a teenager and haven’t stopped since. “Promise Me Darkness” is the first book I have publicly published.
I’m a native Texan who still lives in the town where I was born. I live withmy husband and two children. If I’m not reading or writing, I’m chasing my kids around and trying to maintain my sanity with a teenager and preschooler.
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