Title: A Brutal Betrayal
Author: DC Renee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 1, 2014
Tour Host: Dreams Come True Promotions
Past. Everyone has one. It shapes the person they become. It determines the present. It even contributes to the future. And sometimes, people are thrown together in spite of it.
It was no secret that Megan Verona was raped. It crippled her being, turning her from a vibrant young woman to someone who feared intimacy. After years of struggling, she decided to seek help with a therapist, Declan Connors, in hopes of being able to finally have a relationship. Declan wanted to help Megan; he wanted to help everyone who sought his aid, but she was different. She consumed his thoughts until he could no longer deny his feelings. He hadn’t expected to fall for her and fall hard, but he did. It was a wonder when she returned some of his sentiment. But, like everyone, Declan also has a past, one riddled with pain and anguish, one he hadn’t fully dealt with.
If helping Megan brought out his own shadows, what did loving her do? How do both their pasts play a role in their future? Most importantly, can they conquer the past that threw them together?
This book is about Megan. I felt like I wanted to just scoop her up and hug her and protect her. She has had so much trauma but has come out on the other side of it stronger, and braver.
Declan is Megan’s therapist, helping her to work through all of her horrible past. He falls for her, but knows there are some things in his past that can destroy any form of relationship that they could have together.
This book blindsided me. I am still reeling from the incredible story line that had me from the first page. A Brutal Betrayal consumed me from the instant I started reading it and in fact I didn’t put it down until I hit the end.
DC Renee has written a beautiful, original story. This is definitely my kind of story. Dark and angsty, with suspenseful twists thrown in for good measure. Declan is so amazing with Megan, sensitive and not overbearing. There are some parts that are hard to take, and some that will blow your mind but this was a fantastic read. And I recommend you do yourself a favor and read it now.
About me, huh? Hmmm, let's see...some fun facts: I'm in my late twenties, I'm married to a great guy who likes to drive me crazy sometimes, but I love it and him, I am one of those people that when asked to do something says "No...Yes" (yeah, I know, I'm stuck in the 90's), I am a total nerd (like you couldn't tell), I am a Trojan (Fight On!), I work in health insurance (fun times-well, I actually work with my sis, so I guess they technically are fun times), I am way too close to my fam and I feel like I'm forgetting something, hmm...oh yeah, I LOVE to read and write!!!