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What happens when you uncover years of secrets and find out everything you thought to be true was a lie?
Drew Stevens finds her world turned upside down when her parents are brutally murdered. Soon after, she learns she inherited a property in Bar Harbor, Maine from recently deceased grandparents who she believed had died when she was a baby.
Drew travels north to settle her grandparents’ estate, but finds more questions than answers as the truth starts unraveling. What she didn’t expect to find was Saint, whose reputation was as tumultuous as his past. But the very thing that drew them together was the same thing that kept them emotionally caged.
With Saint’s scars so deep and Drew’s so fresh, can the pair heal from their painful wounds or will they be pulled beneath the darkness of their pasts?
“I had witnessed his pain in motion; the way he had stroked over the sea fueled by something so similar to what fueled me. The agony he couldn’t hide from his caramel-colored eyes. I was drawn to whatever was broken in him, probably in the same way he was drawn to what was broken in me.” -Drew
Marni: This is the first time that Drew really notices Saint’s pain and realizes they have that in common. She didn’t ever believe she would find someone who could understand that level of hurt, but she
“There was a time in my life – not too long ago – when I was trapped. Pulled beneath the waves, into the hole I had climbed into. It was a dark, damaging place. That ink reminds me of how I never want to visit there again.” –Saint
Marni: I think we can all relate to a time like this. Not everyone resurfaces, but those who do usually have mental or physical battle scars. Saint’s are tattoos.
“Knowing the freedom that was waiting for me in the water, I hadn’t taken the time to grab my goggles or a cap. Freedom from my thoughts, moments that weren’t disrupted by the snapshots of my parents…their blood pooled on the floor…their lifeless bodies heaped in the positions they’d fallen in. With each exhale, their blood seemed to slowly evaporate, their bodies began to lift, their skin turned pink. Time reversed. With this pause came an increased heart rate, burning muscles. I purged my emotions, emptied them into the ocean. In a place where I felt – and could be – truly weightless.” –Drew
Marni: Swimming is Drew’s drug. It’s when she’s most vulnerable. I appreciate her honesty in this.
“Something passed between us, more than just an understanding…more than just the heat of our hands on each other. It was possibility. A chance to see what would happen without the heavy expectations that came with a promise. It was the place where we needed to start: At the beginning.” -Drew
Marni: I love when two characters are so connected that they don’t always need words to describe their feelings. Expressions, gestures, the softest kiss, is often enough. This is one of those times.
A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann is now a Floridian inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, she’s scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children.