Release Date: February 22, 2018
an artist. She was his muse.
To everyone in town, Abel Adams was the devil’s spawn, a boy who never should
have been born. A monster.
To twelve year-old Evie Hart, he was just a boy with golden hair, soft t-shirts
and a camera. A boy who loved taking her picture and sneaking her chocolates
before dinner. A boy who made her feel special.
Despite her family’s warnings, she loved him in secret for six years. They met
in empty classrooms and kissed in darkened church closets. Until they couldn’t.
Until the time came to choose between love and family, and Evie chose Abel.
Because their love was worth the risk. Their love was the stuff of legend.
But the thing about legends is that they are cautionary tales. They are made of
choices and mistakes. And for Abel and Evie, the artist and the muse, those
mistakes come in the form of lights, camera, sex.
NOTE: This is NOT a paranormal or a priest romance.
This story starts off with Evie she’s raised in a small judgemental town and her mother is basically the devil she is super religious, cruel and overbearing so Evie already has it rough just living at home. Her father is a good man neglectful to a point and over looks his wifes behavior and cruelty. Evie is a very free spirit she believes in God but she also sees the good in everyone and has a good decent heart, but very naive in many things Abel being one of them.
Abel our hero is a young man when we are first introduced to him and his parents were killed in a car accident so he goes to live with his uncle who is neighbors with Evies family. Now Abel also has his own problems because his parents were very unconventional, committed a sin in the towns eyes very taboo and ran off years before to avoid ridicule and cruelty from said town. But now Abel is back and is referred to as the town monster. But in reality he’s just a sad lonely boy with a beautiful gift of photography and artist talent.
Abel has alot of anger issues and problems himself that become huge issues later in this book.
Abel and Evie begin to be friends in secret. He nicknames Evie, Pixie and over the years there friendship transforms into a deep love, that borderlines unhealthy and obsession, and in any angsty story of course they get caught and all heck breaks loose so they run away to be together. And this honestly is where the story takes off at, we see the trials and struggles that come with the baggage of hate and learning how to forgive wrongs in others and in ourselves.
I give this book a 3 star rating I’ll be honest it took me a long while to get into this story, there were behaviors in this story that I just couldnt get past and wanted to yell at both characters. I struggled alot with this story. About 65% in I started to enjoy the story because finally the characters started to actually grow up and redeem themselves. This story wasn’t a favorite but I am very curious about Sky and Duke that story sounds like the fireworks and explosion of a story I was looking for here.
of bad romances. Aspiring Lana Del Rey of the Book World.
Saffron is a big believer in love (obviously). She believes in happily ever
after, the butterflies and the tingling. But she also believes in edgy, rough
and gutsy kind of love. She believes in pushing the boundaries, darker
(sometimes morally ambiguous) emotions and imperfections.
The kind of love she writes about is flawed just like her characters. And she
hopes by the end of it, you’ll come to root for them just as much as she does.
Because love, no matter where it comes from, is always pure and beautiful.
She is represented by Meire Dias of Bookcase Agency