“I’m intrigued. Tempted beyond what I’ve ever been before. To know her, to open her up. To break her.”
In love, sometimes what you fear most is exactly what you need.
Laura Drake is an author. She writes bestselling paranormal romances that continue to top the charts. She is sharp. She is confident. She is in control.
And she doesn’t exist.
Samantha Jansen is the woman behind the wig, the woman most of the world doesn’t know exists. She is shy. She is insecure. She is nothing like her main character or her alter ego. She is scarred—deeply scarred—by a past she can’t let go of and a present she can’t make peace with.
Samantha’s dreams are consumed by one man, the broken hero from her books. Mason Strait is both her wildest fantasy and her most terrifying nightmare.
When Samantha meets Alec Brand, a corporate consultant, it is as though Mason has come to life. Alec is handsome to a fault, as elegant as he is arrogant, and more intense than any man has a right to be.
Samantha is soon sucked into a world that mirrors the fiction she writes. Just like her main character, Daire Kirby, Samantha finds herself unable to resist the forbidden lure of Alec. And just like Daire, she also finds that she is faced with taking a chance on a man who could either set her free or destroy her.
The scale tilts toward destruction when Samantha finds out that Alec is as much a work of fiction as Mason. And he has scars of his own, scars that could ruin them both.
This book has been pulled from publication and is no longer available in any format.
********ARC given in exchange for an honest review********
In love, sometimes What you fear most is exactly what you need.
No matter how hard I try, I don’t think my review will do this book justice. It was absolutely fantastic. Michelle went down a completely different road from her other books with this and I was not disappointed. Straight away the story and the characters pull you in and leave you wanting more.
Both main characters have secrets that have shaped them in to the damaged people they are today and you find yourself continuously trying to work out what these secrets are (you won’t guess lol).
Every broken person’s worst fear – that no one will be able to love us in spite of our scars.
The twist………oh good Lord the twist was unexpected!!! But it just added to the amazing book even more. The sexy scenes were HOT!!!! Oh my, you will be fanning yourself quite a few times and suddenly have a keen interest in ice-cubes 😉 And riding on a horse with a sexy man 🙂
“I’m not the warm and fuzzy type Samantha. It’s not my intention to make you feel love. I don’t have that kind of emotion in me. But there are other things I can give you, other things I can make you feel. Really feel.”
The story was so gripping and written so well I couldn’t put it down. It was emotional, funny (look out for Chris – she has some great one-liners), and sexy. It’s dark and twisted but incredibly beautiful and moving.
The characters had to work hard for their HEA but that made it just that bit more precious and special.
“I don’t ever want to be without you again. Air doesn’t feel the same. Food doesn’t satisfy me. Water doesn’t quench my thirst. In my life, for as long as it burns on this earth, there is only you, Samantha. Only you. Forever.”
Whether you’ve read Michelle Leighton’s other work or not, Until I Break is a story that MUST be read. I know I’ll be reading it many more times.