by Dana Mason
Kindle Edition, 335 pages
Published October 13th 2016 by Dana Mason Romance (first published September 1st 2012)
Raised by an eccentric mother, their life on the road only taught her how to run away from hard times. When she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well.
Eight years later, she's settled back in her hometown and less fearful than she's ever been in her life. She's a first-grade teacher, and with few friends and less family around, she has what she wants, a quiet life under the radar where she can be free of her past and live quietly. Until one night and one brutal act of violence changes everything.
Injured and afraid, Sarah wants to run again, but Mark Summors refuses to let her go.
Mark was born and raised in Santa Rosa. He married his high school sweetheart and never questioned his life, until he found his wife with another man. Now divorced, he wants something more. He's passionate about his job, he wants to protect people, and he devotes his life to it. This time, he's protecting more than just another client, he's protecting his future; at least, Sarah Jennings will be his future, once he convinces her she loves him.
When Sarah agrees to let Mark help, she doesn't anticipate just how important of a role he'll play in her future or how the violence in her past will come back to threaten them both.
This is book is the first book in the Embrace series by Dana Mason.
Since I was on a roll with such a positive experience with the previous two Dana Mason books, I had to dig into the Embrace series. I am definitely going to regret reading this series so quickly. This is a series you want to savor. It is so good. You get all the feels and you can’t look away even for a minute.
Sarah experiences a near rape when she is attacked outside the grade school where she teaches. While she is escaping she runs straight into Mark Summors, resident security expert and ex-cop. This book is so intense that you may have to put it down to catch your breath. Sarah is suffering and terrified and Mark refuses to leave her. She is as scared as a cat and wants to run away from it all which is how she deals with things like this. This is something that has happened to her in the past and she begins to question everything. Mark tests her at every turn. He wants to protect her and make her face her demons.
Like I said, this is a high-stakes story. The drama starts out like a mild fog and then grows to blackout conditions. You will not come away from this unaffected. This book speaks to your heart and makes you realize that you need to fight for your dreams and the love of your life.