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Published by Radiodemon Publishing on April 21, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Every nightmare has an end.
There’s no way Nora can ignore the beating. Same heavy boots. Same curses, same pained groans. But that was two years ago, and this a different man, a different part of war-ravaged Sarajevo. This is her second chance. She has to try.
And then she’s stuck with him, nursing him, putting up with him. Declan’s an ass. He’s rude and tactless. He’s arrogant. Dismissive.
Charming. Intense. Caring when she needs it most—and least expects it. He tears away the numbing fog that’s been her constant companion and offers her a way out and a way home.
And it damn near destroys her.
Nora’s survived two years in a war zone. Can Declan show her how to live?
Intense, heartbreaking, hot, gritty—these are just a few of the words I’d use to describe Amanda K. Byrne’s Fracture, a novel set, for the most part, in war-torn Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovena. Nora Eddington, an American, has been living here for two years, traumatized after soldiers brutally murdered her fiance right in front of her. Necessity has turned her streetwise in the ways of navigating Sarajevo’s ravaged landscape, surviving on stolen supplies, holing up in abandoned apartments. She’s learned to keep her head down, not to form close relationships with anyone, even holding the few friends she’s made and the doctor she steals medical supplies for at arms’ length.
Then she sees Declan being beaten by soldiers, in much the same way her fiance was beaten, and she can’t allow herself to stand aside and do nothing. She saves him, but he’s hurt and can’t fend for himself, and much as she tries to stop him, the arrogant Irish photographer moves in with her. And he doesn’t just invade her personal space; he starts creeping inside the barriers she’s laid around her emotions, too.
Can you really find love and comfort in the middle of a nightmare turned real? And even if you can, is it something that can survive if and when you escape? READ MORE »