Sunday, July 12, 2015

Escaping the Blackness by Norma Jeanne Karlsson (A Cooper Brothers Novel) Review

Breathing one bullet at a time. 

Jake Cooper’s life began when he walked into a conference room at Domestic Crime Agency’s headquarters and met the people who would become his parents. He was an adult, just starting out with the clandestine agency, but he was still alone in the world. Jake relished in the unconditional love his newfound family bestowed upon him. That feeling was short lived.

Jake craves the one skill he possesses in life as much as his next breath. Shooting. Behind a scope, with his finger at the ready, Jake can take a lungful of air without hesitation. He left his family in order to breathe. For six years he’s been tracking and eliminating targets for the DCA. He can breathe now, but he’s not living.

He misses her.

Cara Kelly’s life began when she escaped human traffickers and ran into the loving embrace of the Cooper family. The simple act of a young man giving her his hoodie rocked her world. She felt something good for the first time in seventeen years, something pure and untainted. But then Jake walked away from her and his family, leaving Cara with the lingering scent of him constantly chasing her with a hoodie she still can’t bear to let go of.

Six years is long enough to heal and grow. It’s also long enough to be hurt and betrayed. When their worlds collided again, one bullet changing the course of countless lives, Jake and Cara will be forced to escape the blackness of their past, in hopes of a future filled with light.

Published February 14th 2015 (first published February 13th 2015)

My Review
I fell in love with Jake when he was introduced in the Blackness series.  I was beyond excited when I learned that he would have his own story, and the Cooper Brothers spin off begins.  When you fall in love with characters such as these, you just never want the story to end.

Escaping the Blackness does not disappoint.

There is so much that is revealed about Jake. His story is revealed and it is beyond the heartache and abuse that anyone should bear.

Jake and Cara have a long road ahead of them in healing, trusting, and loving themselves.

Action, loyalty, twists, and complete surprises are all woven into this incredible story.  You can't miss this series if you love the Blackness series.

Get it, embrace it, dive into the world of a family bondness that goes beyond the link of blood.


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