Series: You Loved Me #1
Author: Evie HarperRelease Date: August 28, 2014
Ripped from Heaven, Burned in Hell.
Caught and caged in beauty.
Beauty comes at a cost.
One man holds the key to our survival, to our freedom.
Find out how I lived and lost the greatest thing on earth.
I didn’t see her coming and that will be my downfall.
She will ruin me, take everything from me, and give me everything I can’t have.
I can’t help her. I won’t.
She is innocence. She is strength.
She is my piece of heaven in hell.
I’m not letting her go.
This book isn’t your typical love story, in fact it is one you absolutely need to go into knowing you are in for a dark ride. This book wasn’t pretty with the hearts and flowers, it was more. This was a story about survival, about how far a person will and can go to survive. This is a book that lets you instantly connect with the characters and even when you know what is going to happen you still find yourself hanging on every word.
It starts with Lily and her sister ready to go out and explore the states outside Australia where they were born and raised. They decided their first adventure will be New York, were they sightsee and have an absolute amazing time never knowing they are being watched. And that’s when this story goes from light to dark. They are taken and forced into a world they have no idea even exist. A world they are desperate to survive and escape. But figuring out this world isn’t so easy. Lily becomes a collection piece in this world and her sister becomes a slave. They need to escape but in this world it seems impossible. The one thing Lily didn’t see was her falling for her guard, Jake.
“There’s bad men and there’s good men, but Jake keeps swinging like a pendulum between the two, and I can’t fit him into a category where I feel he belongs.”
Jake was a mystery!! I almost instantly fell for him and was intrigued by him. He is so much more then what you see and the way Evie wrote him made it impossible not to love him. Jake is the perfect solider for Marco until he encounters Lily.
“She’s the fire, and I am a stupid motherfucking moth who wants what I can’t have. And what I can’t have is Lily Morgan.”
Lily, is exactly what she needs to be but it is also what can get you killed you in this world. She is feisty, determined, and she is loyal to her sister. I was in complete awe of this girl’s strength. I broke for her, I cried for her and I just wanted to hug her. These two together were like a match and flame you just knew there was going to big fire once they were came together.
This is a book for those that love that dark romance, those books that take you on a journey of a world you never even wanted to know existed. This is a journey that stays with you even after you finish and one that shows you just how deep a sister bond runs. AMAZING debut by Evie Harper and I absolutely can’t wait to see whose story we get next!!
Evie Harper is an Aussie girl who has always been in love with reading. She decided to try her hand at writing and found it addictive and inspirational.
You Loved Me At My Darkest is Evie’s debut novel. It is a stand-alone with two companion novels to follow:
You Loved Me At My Weakest
You Loved Me At My Ugliest
You Loved Me series are dark romance stories and are only recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content.