See My Review Below!!!
Title: In the Garden of Discontent
Author: Lily White
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 19, 2020
This is a love story.
Terrifying, honest, and raw.
But a love story nonetheless…because it is so beautiful.
Noah Carter was the type of guy that every girl wanted.
Gorgeous. Talented. Smart and kind.
He was the world that revolved around me even though I didn’t deserve him.
But then something went wrong.
He snapped maybe, just lost his mind.
I found him the night my family died, their blood staining his hands.
I put him in prison. I got my revenge.
But then years later he broke free and stole me away from my life.
You couldn’t know Ensley without wanting to strangle her.
She was beautiful. She was wild. She was the girl next door.
I grew up with her by my side.
I watched her destroy herself while I held on.
I protected her when she had been blind to the danger that surrounded her.
I let her go once, only to find her again.
She would see me this time no matter what.
“I hate you,” she hissed, hair wild around her face like it always had been.
Her body shook, and her shoulders wilted, arms curled around her body, fingernails digging into her skin. “I need-“
“I know,” I said, stepping forward to grab onto her so she wouldn’t have to say it.
Our eyes met in the shadow of that room. “You don’t need to say it. I know.”
I’ve always known…but I couldn’t do anything about it.
Ens melted in my grasp, like water through my hands, trying to slip away and escape so she could damage herself in some way I couldn’t stop, but I wouldn’t let her.
Not this time.
Gripping my hand over the back of her head, I pulled her to me, my mouth locking over hers, tongue risking the clench of her teeth because she would fight me tooth and nail while this happened, but that’s what she needed.
To fight me.
To injure me.
Because she had never been able to fight them.
Fingernails cut into my biceps, her body thrashing to break free, but I held on and kissed her like I was giving her the air she needed to breathe.
Shoving Ensley down on the bed, I grabbed the back of my shirt to strip it off, every muscle in my body tense because I knew I was a bastard for wanting this.
For wanting her.
For taking advantage, even though it had never been my intent.
Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.
“Run to me…”
I absolutely love the twists and turns that Ms. White creates in her stories…much more than romance. A dark and twisty tale of love.
I am always amazed at Ms. White’s stories, she writes such dark tales yet her words draw you into her world with grace and deviousness that you don’t see coming. She is cunning and poetic in her tales of love in even the darkest of places.
This story of Noah and Ensley is beautiful in its brutality. The twists and turns are going to leave you guessing until the very end. And when secrets are revealed it’s going to make you gasp and shake with anger yourself.
The horrors that both Ensley and Noah face in their lives and the strength that they show is admirable. The dedication of Noah and the perseverance of Ensley is so moving. The obsessions that Ensley creates to move through her world are understandable and so sad at the same time. Noah’s neverending obsession of his own is both admirable and praiseworthy.
Ms. White has a magic to her words. You are going to experience so many different feelings in this book! Sadness, anger and above all else hope and love. The world in which she creates in this story is nothing short of epic and is definitely in the running for one of my best reads of 2020.