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5 Out of the Shadow CROWNS
Stacey Marie Brown is a new to me author, and I desperately hope she continues to write contemporary romances because Buried Alive is phenomenal. It is has everything – secrets, angst, turmoil, and passion. I never wanted it to end!
Rhys’s character is the epitome of sports heroes in the romance world. He is the reason I love sports romances. He has the confident swagger, but has the bad boy persona I adore. He is so much more than this, though. He has years of damage affecting who he is and the anger he carries around with him. As these parts of his character are revealed, readers’s hearts will break for him, and they will root for him to finally achieve what he has worked for his whole life. Plus, this man has the right level of dominance in the bedroom to heat it up, and his chemistry with Hannah is off the charts.
My heart broke for Hannah, too! With each moment of her past that is revealed, my compassion for her grew, and I just wanted her to get back to who she has been. To see someone so vibrant become a lifeless body devoid of true life is soul-destroying, but she begins to heal, grow, and change, and I was enamored with the person she became! I also adore her because she is a heroine who can handle the hero. She challenges him, puts him in his place with fantastic banter, and eventually refuses to run! Her evolution is so amazing to witness.
This story will grab readers from the very beginning. The lifelessness of the characters and the obvious pain they carry is unclear and shrouded in secrecy, upping our desire to know. Throughout the novel, the reader begins to piece the parts of the past together, and while I knew how they would end up being connected, I can honestly say I didn’t see the plot revelation she threw at us. I was shocked, and it was fantastic. It explained so much about the characters and what motivates them. It was absolutely perfect, just like the ending.
You know how you know a story is great? You don’t want it to end. You want to go with the characters when it is over. You desperately want there to be a secondary character worthy of a second book so you can get even the tiniest glimpse of the original couple. I want all of these after the conclusion of Buried Alive. It is emotional and riveting journey that not only shows readers the importance of love but also of moving on and living life to he fullest.
Nine years after a tragic accident, Hannah “Brennley” Evans has returned home to the snowy mountains of Whistler, Canada. This is the very place that destroyed her, where her whole world ended, and the reason she now goes by Hannah Jennings.
Struggling with his own tragic past, Rhys Axton, an infamous sexy snowboarding champion, wants nothing more than to be the next Olympic hopeful. Sex, snowboarding, and working out are all he cares about, which helps shut off the demons that haunt him and the family who rejected him.
The moment Hannah walks into his room, he knows something is different about her. Drawn to her, he can’t seem to stay away from the mysterious, guarded girl. They are two heartbroken souls who both understand the darkness.
Little does he know she lives in lies and carries secrets that will bring his universe to its knees and secrets that will bury them both alive.
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Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.
She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is Eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.
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