on January 26th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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**THIS IS A STANDALONE NOVEL***
After a phone call changes my life, I shut the world out. Paralyzed by the fear gripping me, the darkness becomes inescapable. When I refuse to open my door, my best friend goes to the most notorious man in town.
Bruno’s known to everyone in the neighborhood – he’s feared and only spoken about in whispers. Only there’s a problem – after he breaks down my door, he doesn’t want to leave. I never expected to find a man with a heart bigger than his reputation. But just like illusions, things are never what they seem.
With fear surrounding me, only he can chase away the shadows. This isn’t your typical love story – it’s a story of fight and survival. Most importantly - It’s about finding the light and basking in the rays.
4.5 Emotional Stars!!
I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this story, the blurb is pretty vague but I had an inkling, so I wasn’t completely taken by surprise. Enshrine is my first read by Chelle Bliss and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style and the storyline captivated me from the very beginning. It completely sucked me in and my emotions were on a rollercoaster ride.
“Things are just that—things. They don’t make us who we are. They make us look better on the outside, even when we’re hollow on the inside. They’re an illusion—the shiny objects that distract us from the really important things.”
Callie has just received a phone call that has completely changed her life. She’s an only child, both of her parents are deceased, she has her best friend Rebecca, a handful of work friends, her rewarding work as a molecular biologist and a carefree lifestyle full of handbags and shoes. And now she has the fight of her life coming up and it’s nothing she’s prepared for.
The hero Bruno is very mysterious, and assumed to be on the wrong side of the law with a nickname like “Bruno the Butcher”, yet he is PERFECT!!! Bruno wants Callie, and he has wanted her for a very long time. I LOVED Bruno, he is the absolute perfect blend of badass bossy alpha and sensitive guy who remains very alpha even while being all sweet.
“I confessed that I want you. There’s no way I’m turning back now. We’ll fight this together.”
Callie needs Bruno more than she wants to admit. Bruno literally broke her door down to take care of her, whether she wants it or not, he is her strength, the voice of reason that encourages her, bullies her, and pushes her not to give up! I absolutely loved and adored Bruno’s family they were a breath of fresh air, so much fun and exactly what Callie was missing in her life, especially as she embarks on her journey.
I’m so glad I picked up this book, Bruno and Callie completely captured my heart.
About the audiobook…
Dual narration can sometimes be tricky but Lance Greenfield and Erin Mallon were both fantastic!!! They embraced the character’s personalities and emotions perfectly making this standout story a wonderful “listen”!