The bitterness is consuming. It's intensity slashes and claws at my insides, it's hatred wrenching my soul as it curls and nurtures my need for revenge.
HIS torture only feeds my vice. I won't let HIM break me, only strengthen me. The pain HE gives is welcomed, it's rawness fuelling the loathing inside with each of HIS thrashes and tears on my pale skin, with every harsh truth HE breathes in my ear and with each of HIS crippling holds.
I have waited too long for this and I'll never let the bastard win.
He will have to end me before I give in.
But now HE has a weapon against me. Something I swore throughout my life I would never let in;
Her strength astounds me. HE doesn't seem to break her.
HIS relentless persecution and determination to bury her under his furious reign and brutality eats at my soul. It has found that dark place inside me, the pit of hell I had locked and secured away, and enriched it, demanded its flourish and ripened its ferocity. The family wrath.
She'll never give in, and I pray every night as I guide her through the darkness that tomorrow will bring the light to her soul before it is consumed, finally, by the plague of HIM.
She blossoms under my torture, the soft suppleness of her skin ripping and tearing as though her soul is trying to break free from the agony.
I'll allow it, because I can. Because I need her soul. I crave the sustenance it feeds my rage with, my thirst for cruelty quenched by the sounds of her desolate screams and my hunger for blood, nourished by the slow drip of her life force at my feet.
She thinks I won't break her, so does he. They underestimate the blood that slithers through my veins. It's the blood that tenures those around me.
The Shadows of Sin.
Review: This is the first book I have read by Sidebottom. I had no idea what the book was about other than the synopsis. I went into it very open-minded. As I read I became more drawn into Frankie and Tate' s story. Tate, an alpha male, met Frankie (heroine) when she was young through a connection between both fathers. The connection between both characters is so strong that Tate finds himself protecting from a distance. They are reunited and have an intimate night where Frankie remembers who he is. They are captured and tortured many times. Frankie protects Tate after learning more of the details between them. For the remainder of the story you will just have to read the book. I enjoyed having an alpha male as well as a heroine in this story. BRAVO!!
"But without darkness, the stars can't shine, Frankie."
Have tissues ready....I cried....sobbed.