Confessions in the Dark
By Jeanette Grey
Anger. Guilt. Sorrow. They’ve strangled Cole for years-and now they’ve literally damaged him. With his knee out of commission, Cole knows the road to recovery will be nothing but long and irritating . . . until his beautiful and determined neighbor offers to help him in return for a favor. But soon Cole finds himself offering her so much more. Their unexpected passion lays Cole bare, body and soul. And leaves him wondering how he’ll walk away before he ruins her life, too.
Gruff, secretive, and coiled with tension that begs for release, Cole is too intriguing for Serena to resist. The English accent and brooding brown eyes don’t hurt, either. Their nights are beyond compare-yet the truths Cole confesses in his darkest moments reveal a heart bruised almost beyond repair. But Serena’s seen the kindness and support he shows when she needs it most. Armed with a bottomless well of patience and devotion, she’ll show Cole just how good it can be to let someone in
I loved this story as Jeanette Grey has again given a story with character complexity, good flow that is enveloped in passionate love. Cole has dealt with anger issues his entire life. Physically hurt he now has cocooned himself in his apartment wallowing in his own misery getting out only going out to Dr or physio appointments. On one such outing he falls literally into his neighbor. The want and need is there and as he finds out so is the passion but Cole has to learn that to heal and go on with life he has to confess and own up to what is deep inside him.
Serena sees the broken man Cole is but also knows that time and patience can heal. She has no doubt about the passion they share but convincing Cole that he is the supporting kind man she has seen him be is at times is all but impossible. His Englishness is sexy and attractive and Serena knows that to win Cole’s heart patience and devotion will be necessary. Together they can make it work if she can get Cole to see an end to the sorrow and grief he is feeling over his late wife.
Jeanette Grey has the ability to keep the story moving so that the reader is engaged from page 1. I for one am always looking for more books from this author.