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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pulled Within by Marni Mann [Book Blog Tour with ChicklitPlus] Review & Giveaway

Genre:New Adult, Fiction

September 12th 2014
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WebsiteMarni Mann

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I received a copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review

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Storms can't last forever…can they?

For five long years, Rae Ryan has lived in a storm over which she has no control. Little by little, everything has been taken away from her—her job, her relationship, her best friend and her home. Plagued by nightmares and a terrible family secret, she carries her scars as much on the inside as she does on the outside.

Hart Booker, another disappointment from her past, returns to Bar Harbor and shelters her from the rain. He reminds Rae that forgiveness is possible, happiness can be found on the other side of darkness, and beauty rests beneath her scars. But a sinister figure lingering in the background seems determined to pull Rae back into a past she’s been trying to outrun. Can she survive the storm and become part of the light she so desperately desires? Or is she destined to remain Pulled Within?

Recommended for mature audiences due to explicit language, sexual abuse, disturbing situations, and drug use.

He hadn't told me what had happened on the streets. But I knew dark. most of my life had been continuous cloud cover.
And no one else was here, because people like me didn't show their woulds easily. No one wanted to see this kind of damage. It was violent and disgusting, dirty and evil. It was destructive. It had ruined me. my face, my skin, and my soul.  
Like a storm gathering on the surface of my skin. It would have been perfect, if this were Halloween. But this wasn't a costume; I couldn't take it off at the end of the night and return to the smooth, wanted face beneath it. My scar was permanent, a storm that would never pass. It glared back at me every day. It called out its existence whenever I touched my face. It haunted my dreams.

Yet another gripping and emotional book by one of my faves Marni Mann!!

Marni Mann has done it again. She's written an emotional, note worthy book that is simply mesmerizing from the first pages. She is one of those authors that hooks you right from the get go and makes you stay up late, regardless of early morning commitments to read, devour and finish her brilliant work.

Pulled Within is the second book in "The Bar Harbor" series. This time we learn about Rae who is hiding something quite shocking and emotional. She is a tough girl on the surface, she protects herself however she feels necessary but she hides a wealth of pain right below the surface and most don't know anything about her. Rae was a character I related to right away, she is strong, independent and  self sufficient. She hides a lot behind those eyes but is really broken beneath it all. The way she grows through this book is truly heart wrenching.
Hart the guy from Rae's past that she never could quite let go of shows up just in time to see Rae's life unraveling and he wants to be the one to save her. But does she want to let him? Can she trust him after all he did? Hart is one of those guys that you just know is HOT!! He is intense, sexy and charasmatic. 

"Everyone has a chance to heal. Some people choose to stay in their past and let their scars define them. Others choose to let it be nothing more than a mark on their body."

Marni's writing only gets better. I've read and reviewed every single book she has written and this book is yet another win for me. If you enjoy emotional, romantic, heart gripping story lines, this book is a MUST READ for you. 

About the Author

Best-selling author Marni Mann, knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she's not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she's scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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