Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Silenced by Leddy Harper

Title: Silenced
Author: Leddy Harper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2017


Haunted by a photographic memory, I couldn’t escape the worst night of my life.
The blood they shed.
The pain they endured.
The evil that still walked free.
It was all I saw. Those memories, my childhood—the images.

Silenced and scarred.

But nothing lasts forever.
Torment turned to blinding rage. Hate sought revenge, which pursued death.
Then there was life.
The moon.
Rylee Anderson.

I had to choose...


5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Leddy Harper has done it again. I swear each book just keeps getting better and better.  With every book I read of hers I fall in love with the story and the characters.  This book I think is very different form her others. It had its moments that were completely raw and an intensity that was not only between the two characters but the storyline as well.  It was certainly an outside of the box kind of book and I loved every minute of it.  

Killian was just a boy when his life was completely shattered.  After that moment everything about his life was painful and tortured. He was the eleven year old boy whose life changed in an instant.  A little boy who was silenced by a horrific event that left him completely broken.  Until he met his next door neighbor Rylee. She was the girl who would become his best friend and as time went on she would become so much more.  She was his breath of air, his reason for everything, the girl he loved from the moment he saw her.  The girl that he was meant to love forever.  And in a way she was his voice because she was the only one he could truly open up to and trust.  She gave him life.  But at the age of 18 that all changed leaving Rylee completely broken hearted and Killian searching for not only redemption but his voice. 

It's five years later when they meet again and Killian will do whatever it takes to prove his love to Rylee.  Yes he broker her heart and hurt her but in his mind she has always been his. And he will prove it no matter what it takes.  He will prove that everything he has ever done has been for her.  But will it be enough?

I'm not sure I can put into words what this book did to me. Killian was this little boy who had been through so much pain and hurt.  And that moment when he described in detail what had happened my heart broke for him. I think it more than broke because that moment just killed me.  It made me just want to love him and hug him. As you see him grow older you see the man he becomes. At times he was intense and at times angry and you wondered how he became this person, but you understand why. You understand where the anger comes from and you love him anyway. You love him because of everything that he has endured in the past 15 years and despite the pain and the anger he has survived it all.  

Rylee was one of those heroines that you just loved.  For one,  she never judged Killian. She loved him and cared for him and was like his angel.  She knew him better than anyone and even as they are older she knows the real Killian and sees beneath all of his layers.  

I loved their relationship and at times when they were together it was so raw and so intense.  And that's what I loved.  It was filled with so much emotion and passion that I felt how much these two were truly connected.  I felt their emotions, their pain and their hurt but most of all I felt their love for each other.  I loved the roller coaster ride that this one took me on and the twists towards the end.   It was an amazing story filled with passion, and pain and love.  It will break you at times but in the end you will feel completely whole again.  What a fantastic job by Ms Harper. 

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Author Bio

Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.

She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.

The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.

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