Title: In His Hands
He is Her Salvation
Abby Merkley has been a member of the Church of the Apocalyptic Faith since she was a child, and there's no way out―except death. She will fight the odds to survive, but there's no one in the world she can trust, nowhere she can run that the cult can't find her...until her handsome, brooding neighbor takes her into the safety of his arms.
Luc Stanek craves a quiet life. But he doesn't hesitate when a desperate woman lands, bloodied and branded on his doorstep. Soon he finds himself drawn into her chaotic world, caught in the center of an apocalyptic war...and determined to save the fierce beauty no matter the cost.
Author: Adriana Anders
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Under Her Skin, By Her Touch
Series: Blank Canvas
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Under Her Skin, By Her Touch
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca Source: Publisher
Published: August 1st 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Ok you guys. I’m just not sure how I feel about this one. Did I enjoy it? At times. But I’m not gonna lie. I spent a lot of time skimming the beginning due to the set up. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not the writing that I struggled with. It was the story line. Mainly, the “Church/Cult” theme. I mean, it worked in terms of bringing these two together, but…argh…it’s hard to explain without sounding put off.
Luc is French. Not just French. He’s from the Bordeaux region, stemming from a line of winemakers. But he left home and ended up a wine grape seller. Not a wine maker. Not that he hasn’t “experimented” with wine making, he just doesn’t think he’s good enough. But one day, while pruning his vines, someone enters his life who just might change the way he feels about that. Actually, the way he feels as a whole.
Abby is a member of the Church of the Apocalyptic Faith, aka Cult that lives next door to Luc. After her husband dies, she begins questioning everything. After watching the “grape man” next door for a while, she musters up enough courage to ask him if she could work for him. Her goal? To raise enough money to leave the Church and start a new life. But things don’t exactly go as planned. And when things crumble, guess who’s there to help her put herself back together?
Like I mentioned earlier, I liked this story at times. I liked how innocent Abby is and how Luc literally teaches her things for the first time. I like how their relationship unfolds and blossoms. Once I hit the half was mark, I was 100% in and ready. It was getting there that I struggled with. But as always, the author found a way to bring me to the story at hand which was really about Abby and finding herself, with a lot of help from Luc. Well done Ms Anders.