Nick Ellis has seen a change in his long, lost love. Battered emotionally and physically, Megan spends her days at self-defense classes and researching things that'll never allow her to let go of the past. And he feels guilty even wanting her to, because he knows that heathen will return, it's only a matter of time. And when he does, Nick knows he will do everything possible to save her, even if it means taking another shot to the heart.
But for Megan, there is no escaping the world of sex trafficking, nor the band of men who continually aid one another to keep it thriving. And as her nightmarish world encroaches on reality, Megan soon realizes there are far worse evils to fear than the sadistic man who haunts her dreams.
New Adult Romantic Suspense / Dark Realistic Fiction
Recommended for 17+ for mature and disturbing situations, language and sexual content.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Holy wow!! Nearly Mended was one suspenseful read! How much can one girl take? Apparently, quite a lot. This was such an exciting continuation of Megan's story. Nearly Mended picks back up where Nearly Broken left off with Megan trying to heal from the ordeal she suffered at the hands of the Malone brothers. She's changed - how could she not? The traumas she endured have her doing her best to learn all she can in order to prevent ever being in that situation again. Or to at least be able to better extract herself from it. Despite Nick being at her side, Megan can't help but count the minutes until Zander comes for her again. Because no matter whatever else Zander is, he's a man of his word, and he promised he'd be back for Megan. BUT Megan never loses that spirit that's so her. It's what kept her alive in the first place and I was happy to see it still present, even if a little dimmer. Nick - bless his heart - is trying to do all he can to protect Megan and help her heal, but there's only so much he can do. Especially since Megan won't let him into her thoughts. And then Zander does come... Megan's time in captivity is a little different this time. Zander is different. I hate to admit it, just as Megan did, but I started to care about Zander! What?!? That's not what I was expecting. Nearly Mended did a lot of character development for me. In particular, I admired how much stronger Megan became. It was interesting how/when it occurred, but I respected her conviction to do what needed to be done. Nick is still Nick - showing Megan that he'd do anything in his power to protect and/or save her. But it's Zander who showed a completely different side of himself. A side that had me wondering who the real Zander is. His new behavior doesn't excuse what he's done in the past or to Megan, but I found my feelings toward him softening. Dammit! This series deals with a difficult topic - sex trafficking. I found Nearly Mended to be equally as anxiety-producing as the first in the series. It's also just as disturbing. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger and I have no idea where Ms. Ashley is going to take the story from here. But I'm extremely anxious to find out. Write faster, Ms. Ashley...please!