[BOOKS] ✯ Darkest Before Dawn ✹ Stevie J. Cole – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

Darkest Before Dawn Sixty Four Days In Captivity Sixty Four Days To Lose Yourself Or Find Yourself I M Ava Donovan I Was Abducted At The Age Of Nineteen I M Told I M A Survivor, But The Truth Is, I Only Survived Because He Saved Me Even When He Kept Me Locked In That Room He Saved Me Constantly Wondering When And How You Will Die, That Does Something To You To Your Mind But What Do You Do When It Does Something To Your Heart What Do You Do When The Man Holding You Captive Seems Just As Broken As You Are, When His Mere Presence Becomes A Comfort You Crave When You Love Him Even Though You Shouldn T You Smile And Tell Yourself It S Okay Because Love Has No Morals.Sixty Four Days In Captivity Gave Me A Love Most People Will Never Have And My Freedom Took It All Away.


10 thoughts on “Darkest Before Dawn

  1. says:

    FOUR STARS ARC Generously Provided by Author He s following the rules, and if I am the one who makes him break those rules well, isn t that the type of thing romance stories are based on Isn t that what every woman dreams of Having her love be something so special and pure that it can turn a beast into a man Fans of dark reads will surely enjoy DARKEST BEFORE DAWN I found Stevie J Cole s writing in this one at times to be beautifully poetic This story is quite gritty and often very hard to endure but ultimately it is about love, and how it defines us Our need to be loved can sometimes drive us to do things we would never have imagined doing We are thrust right into a very intense and traumatizing moment for the Hero during the prologue This event leaves a lasting impact on Max Carter s life and ends up sending him down a very dark path Years after the horrific night he lost both of his parents, Max is in the process of getting his life back on track He s no longer using drugs and has left his life of crime Max goes to pay a v...


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    Complimentary Copy Provided by the author Stevie J Cole In exchange for an honest review..Thank you TITLE Darkest Before Dawn AUTHOR Stevie J ColeGENRE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCECHAPTERS Prologue 42 RELEASE DATE September 19th 2016MY RATING 4 STARS DARKEST BEFORE DAWN If the Prologue is anything to go by this is going to make for one crazy ride Spoken in sixteen year old Max s own words, 4 men have broken into their family home, he s awoken with a gun pressed firmly to his head, once all the family members are securely bound and gagged, he s given an ultimatum He has to choose which of his parents survives, he s to shoot one, if he doesn t choose, they will all die He aims, fires BANG a steady stream of blood flows from the small hole in the middle of the forehead A blow to his head, and darkness follows An eye for an eye TWELVE YEARS LATER Spoken in Dual Perspectives Ava Max, at this stage with the big jump in years it is unknown what exactly happened to Max after the home invasion His sister has gone missing, he goes underground to see what exactly happened to her He finds the men who were the last to have contact with h...


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    4 love in the dark stars I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love Pablo Neruda, and i loved the meaning behind the quote of this sentence and the way Stevie J Cole used this quote and implemented it into this story of a sensitive unconventional and dark subject by making it susceptible and palpable and even understandable in some unexplicable or rationalized wayWhen a 16 year old Max Carter had to choose between which of the two parents he would sacrifice under the order of Frank Donovan, he never expected to be thrown onto a fate route to recounter the man s daughter in a way of revenge.Years after that tragedy, Max s and Lila s his little sister lives have been devastatingly shattered Lila s a junkie and a whore and she s been missing Max is a shadow of a man inside, cruel and mercilless killer when needs be, dealing with regret of not comunicating with Lila, he s set to find her and rescue her, after finding out that she s been kidnapped and sold He infiltrates an organization that sells the product after, already desperate, shattered and rui...


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    LIVE LOVE HAS NO MORALS stars.Darkest Before Dawn is a romance shrouded in darkness, where good intentions are laced with evil and love is, in a sense, a prison It s a story picturing a reality that some victims of abduction face in their journey as hostages We hear stories of abduction almost everyday, we think we know what we would do in that situation, but the truth is that we really don t Everyone is different Everyone face realities that we don t know about Realities that at the end of the day, will be the ones that set the path we will follow Realities that will set us free Even if being free means stay caged behind 4 walls The Prologue starts literally with a BANG.At 16 years old, a teenager boy should have been worried with how many beers can he snatch from his dad or with how many girl is he going to make out this weekend Not with the decision to shoot one of his parents And If he doesn t choose, they will all die He choose He pulls the trigger and everything after that is darkness He and his sister are the only survivors from that catastrophic night Leaving them alone and exposed to the dangers that threaten to corrupt them.Twelve years has passed without any knowledge of what Max has been through all those ...


  5. says:

    At 50% I m calling it quits Sooooooooo BORING The only good thing I read was the prologue So disappointed


  6. says:

    Darkest Before Dawn is a captive trope that delves into the darkness within a person s psyche Not just the captor but that of the captive also Max Carter was raised within the life of the mob He s not a good guy He doesn t bat an eyelash at killing the filth in this world Does that make him good or bad On the hunt to find his missing sister, Max infiltrates the world of human trafficking He becomes them to get her back But somewhere along the way, he meets his game changer Her name is Ava Donovan and their life connections date back to some of the worst memories in his life She just doesn t know it yetBeing captured and watching her boyfriend get murdered wasn t on the docket for tonight s date night with Bronson Being held in a filthy cold basement wasn t either She s cold, angry and terrifiedand then Max walks in He s beautifully dark. With time, his darkness and beauty shines a light in the world she s being captive in Stockholm Syndrome General f cked upness on her part Time will tell All she knows is she should hate him But she doesn t Ava is his victim but ...


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    4.5 love has no morals stars Somehow, among the dark depths of this nightmare, I ve found some fucked up version of love and I believe it s the only love language I will ever understand I ve given myself over to a devil, and God help me, all of the misery has been worth it for this very fucking moment Let me just say, I loved this book The writing was superb and I totally enjoyed the Stockholm syndromey type love story that this was Max and Ava were both broken in their own ways at the beginning of the book, so it definitely made for an interesting love story The thing about people like he and I our normal is twisted and fucked up


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    I m always game for a good old Stockholm Syndrome and this book has sufficient darkness and hotness to make it a good read However, I do have to confess that apart from the high impact prologue, the first half the book was lost to me The idea that the kidnappers are trying to sell love is hard to understand Seeing the hero, Max s sister s demise, we knew that the concept doesn t really work anyway In the beginning, Max is all prince charming, as charming as a captor could be in this scenario He is all Mr Nice Guy and I m confused whether is he play acting or genuinely like the heroine Maybe a little bit of both, but he didn t give off the vibe being an anti hero The heroine, Ava is a girl with a scarred past, which is her excuse for having feelings for her captor She is a bit fucked up in the head and most of the time I don t really get her I don t even get their initially connection But things did get better for me during the second half whereby the plot finally escalated to some violence I m bloodthirsty enough to savor those moment of Max s brutality I also finally see the connection they have with their shared horrible past.Mini spoiler regarding the prologue, view spoiler When I reach the end, I keep wondering why Max didn t avenge his family What s the point of the dramatic prologue if he didn t actually plan for revenge He even knew where the man live How he g...


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    Darkest Before Dawn by Stevie J Cole4 stars what good is freedom to a bird who has no wings Darkest Before Dawn is a book of tragedy, one after the other Where one tragedy fuels another and the cycle is endless until one man makes a difference It is a book of grief and desperation and a clever manipulation of your heart and head, where the author gives you a dose of Stockholm Syndrome as you cannot help but fall in love with a captor a captor with a heart A captor whose heart should be black and shrivelled, the life he was made to live and leave being the cause of its destruction But, because of that life, he had the propensity to love, he had morals and scruples and despite the black he is surrounded by, he finally found his chink of light A chink of light that may be lit just for him, he saved her once, can he save her again It s not why I m keeping you here that matters, it s why I m not letting you go Stevie J Cole weaves a clever tale and one that I read from start to finish without coming up for air With a prologue like that you know that you are in for one hell of a bumpy, emotional ride and yet while it didn t deliver what I had imagined, what it did, I loved This was not as dark as I expected, maybe that is a result of som...


  10. says:

    4 Unsteady Stars This is my first Stevie J Cole book and I can t figure out why I haven t read her work before I can promise you that this won t be my last What a great introduction for me I knew I was going to enjoy this book based off the prologue I was captivated from the start.Max lives in a family that is no stranger to crime At the young age of sixteen, he s faced with what will be one of his most difficult, life altering decisions The decision of who lives and who dies That horrific experience helped shaped the man that he is now.Ava also grew up in a family full of crime She has had a couple of very bad incidents when she was younger but overall, she is cherished by her family and is her Daddy s princess Unfortunately, those incidents left a mark on her soul and her mind There s a little bit of darkness in her that most people don t recognize.While trying to live her life like a normal nineteen year old, Ava is abducted and forced into captivity Her captive is Max Unknown to both of them until Ava is take, their families have crossed paths and have a pretty deep history Those sixty four days in captivity is full of fear, loneliness and confusion How is is possible that the one man who is holding her captive is the one man who actually saves her There are so many different elements in this story that they are intertwined and woven to produce one captivating story A story that is dark a...