Author: Katy Regnery
My father, Paul Isaac Porter, was executed twenty years ago for the brutal murder of twelve innocent girls.
Though I was only eight-years-old at the time, I am aware - every day of my life - that I am his child, his only son.
To protect the world from the poison in my veins, I live a quiet life, off the grid, away from humanity.
I promised myself, and my mother, not to infect innocent lives with the darkness that swirls within me, waiting to make itself known.
It's a promise I would have kept...if Brynn Cadogan hadn't stumbled into my life.
Now I exist between heaven and hell: falling for a woman who wants to love me, while all along reminding myself that I must remain...
Review: Brynn Cadogan's fiance was killed in a mass shooting 2 years ago and she is still struggling to cope with her grief. She decides to climb his favorite mountain in Maine to say goodbye and try move on. Meanwhile, Cassidy Porter, the only son of a serial killer, has lived in almost complete isolation in Maine for years. The two meet unexpectedly after Brynn's trek to say goodbye to her fiance does not go as planned.
Please don't let my 2/5 rating deter you. The book starts strong and Regnery's writing is very readable. My challenge with this was that I was expecting a dark, gritty, read ('son of a serial killer' definitely drew me into this one) and this was more butterflies and rainbows. **spoiler alert** Still here? Okay, Cassidy saves Brynn after she is attacked by a madman on the mountain. For someone who has lived in isolation for so long, I didn't find him awkward enough. And I'm not sure how anyone in Brynn's situation would not be completely freaked out that some random person took them to their isolated cabin the woods and provided medical care. Her reactions to the situation didn't ring true to me.
If you are looking for a sweet, sappy love story, you might love this book.