When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.
Archer’s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. The first three books in the series need not be read to enjoy this book. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
4.5 STAR REVIEW:
I gave the book 4.5 – just under 5 stars because although I REALLY liked it – and I loved these characters, but sometimes Bree just annoyed the hell out of me. Archer? Well he’s a whole other story ….
When Bree escapes Ohio after a live altering tragedy she finds her self in the sleepy town of Pelion Maine – about as far away from Ohio and the demons of her past as she can get. It’s a reminder of her childhood, a sleep lakeside town that she spent time with her family at …. it brings her happy memories and she’s desperate for any happiness or even sense of safety right now.
When Bree runs into Archer Hale outside of the grocery story – just after her bag has ripped, scattering all the contents out onto the pavement, tampons and candy bars (smart girl) she wants to crawl into a hole and not emerge until he’s gone – but Archer doesn’t say a word – which makes the whole thing that much more embarrassing for her – it’s not until later on that Bree realizes why he never spoke and the town gossip of circumstances that left Archer that way.
We have two characters here not necessarily looking for love – but when life has thrown them to the wolves, and they’re just scratching at the surface to survive…. they find each other and the chance at love brings them back…..and gives them another chance at happiness.
There are a lot of back stories going on here – but they’re not muddled down and will keep you wanting more – I had to put my Kindle down and walk away at some points because I was mad, sad – and couldn’t take it.
But it kept bringing me back for more…