Pulled Within by Marni Mann
Series: Bar Harbor #2
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Expected publication: September 12th 2014 by Booktrope Editions
Storms can't last forever…can they?
For five long years, Rae Ryan has lived in a storm over which she has no control. Little by little, everything has been taken away from her—her job, her relationship, her best friend and her home. Plagued by nightmares and a terrible family secret, she carries her scars as much on the inside as she does on the outside.
Hart Booker, another disappointment from her past, returns to Bar Harbor and shelters her from the rain. He reminds Rae that forgiveness is possible, happiness can be found on the other side of darkness, and beauty rests beneath her scars. But a sinister figure lingering in the background seems determined to pull Rae back into a past she’s been trying to outrun. Can she survive the storm and become part of the light she so desperately desires? Or is she destined to remain Pulled Within?
Recommended for mature audiences due to explicit language, sexual abuse, disturbing situations, and drug use.
My thoughts about Pulled Within ~~
(originally posted September 5th)
I loved book #1 of this series and I was very happy to be able to go back to Bar Harbor and the people I met there. Pulled Within contains some of the characters that we came to know in Pulled Beneath but they are side characters in this second book. This story centers around Rae, who is struggling with her own personal demons and has had a very tough life.
I enjoyed this story just as much as the previous one in the series but this one has a much edgier feel to it. Rae's life the past five years has been pretty rough. She 's a good friend and provides support to her best friend after he checks himself into rehab, even ad she struggles with problems and drug issues herself. Shhe just wants to forget the trauma of her past.
This series shows us two completely different view points of people living in the same community. There are those who seem to have it all and everything comes fairly easy to them. Then there are those, like Rae, who can never seem to get a break and have a really tough time getting by day to day.
And then there's, Hart, the love of her young life, who hows up in town again after disappearing without a word years ago. The chemistry is still there but can she ever forgive him? And does she even want to? Or is he there to help her heal?
Bar Harbor #1
I read Pulled Beneath (Bar Harbor #1) and loved it. The story and characters completely captivated me. My thoughts are here, originally posted May 2014.
About the author
Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion.
A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she's not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she's scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.
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