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  • Posted September 1, 2013

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    I was so excited to get back into this book after finishing the

    I was so excited to get back into this book after finishing the first one. I was interested to see how Naomi was doing after what she had experienced in the first book and how her feelings with Jesse had changed, if they had.

    It was good to be back with Naomi and I was happy to see that she was doing things with her life. She was in school and working to be happy and grow as an individual. She wanted to get past what had happened to her. While she wanted to leave the nightmarish parts behind her, she was more than happy to stay in love with Jesse. A lot of this book was about Naomi growing and getting past what she went through two years ago. Like in the first book, there's a lot of internal struggles that keep you on your toes.

    I was just waiting for Jesse to show up while reading this book. I wanted to see him. I was so scared that he would be a completely different person than in the first book. I wanted to know how they would react to seeing each other. Jesse is still himself but he was a bit harder. I found him to be harsher and sort of selfish in this book which made me really sad. He had been so sweet and giving in the first book and it's like he came back a little broken. I was frustrated because Naomi had been holding back all this time to be with him and I had mostly supported her love for Jesse because I knew he was good to her. But he came back and I just wanted to pull Naomi away from him. I did not want him messing with the progress she's made to get better.

    Finn was a cool character. I liked that he let Naomi have her space and never pushed her like some of the guys in her past relationships. He was obviously a healthier choice for her as a love interest but something in me kept holding back, hoping that Jesse would get better.

    The ending was satisfying and I'm okay with how it ended. While it may not have been exactly what I wanted, I was glad that Naomi had grown so much since the first book. I was just as glued to this book as I was to the first one and I'm really happy I had the chance to read them.

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  • Posted March 4, 2013

    I thought this was written really well, and enjoyed reading Naom

    I thought this was written really well, and enjoyed reading Naomi's transition, from kidnapped girl, to a young woman in college. I definitely saw strength in her character, this time around, and I liked the choices she ultimately had to made, and one of those, was with Jesse, her lover and one of the guys that had captured her, in book 1. There were some instances though, where I felt, there could have been more writing, to just clarify a scene, a situation. There is another love interest, other than Jesse, and I liked him a lot, a lot more than Jesse. It definitely twists the story a bit, and like I mentioned about more clarification...well I would have liked to have read more of that, in the end, just to reassure me what the characters would do, and if they would be fine. Perhaps there might be a book 3? I would definitely read it, but this was a good sequel, and the Author had me hooked the whole time :)
    My Rating: 4.2/5I say PG-13 Rated (Some Mild Mature Content) 

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  • Posted February 20, 2013

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    *Don't read review unless you've read the previous novel, The Br

    *Don't read review unless you've read the previous novel, The Breakaway. There will be spoilers from the previous book in this review.*

    I loved the last book (The Breakaway) that followed Naomi as she was kidnapped and held captive for a year. This book takes place 2 years later. Naomi still has flashbacks to her 1 yr stay with the kidnappers. However, she still has fond memories of the female, Evelyn and Jesse, the boy who sort of became her boyfriend at the end. Jesse's been in prison this entire time but pretty soon, Naomi finds out that he's on parole and pretty soon the life that she's been living for the last 2 years is flipped upside down again.

    Of course, the author doesn't disappoint with messing with our heads. She puts us on another roller coaster ride of emotions as things play out for Naomi. First it seems like Naomi is moving on with her life and has finally found a nice guy who understands her but then Jesse is released on parole and then he's off of parole and asking her to run away with him. The entire time I will admit I was curious about Jesse but I really liked the new guy and thought he was perfect for her. However, like Naomi, I wanted to give Jesse a shot because I had mixed feelings about him. He was one of her kidnappers after all but he had done small gestures for Naomi and tried to watch out for her while she lived in their house. So I sort of liked the guy but in this book, we see Jesse out in the real world and you realize that maybe he wasn't who you thought he was.

    I like that the author decided to write a companion novel for Naomi. I would've been okay if she finished with The Breakaway but it was nice to finally get closure for the characters. It was also interesting to see Naomi in life outside of being kidnapped and Jesse outside in the real world. I'm a little sad to see the characters go but it was one hell of an emotional roller coaster ride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Good ending

    I loved watching her mature throughout this book. I liked the end but it could have shown how she was doing in like five years. That would have been perfect. A good rear.

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    Posted January 21, 2013

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