Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades…normal life.
Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness.
Maggie thought their love could overcome anything. Clay thought she was all he needed to fix his messy life.
That together, they could face the world.
But the darkness is always waiting.
Sometimes the greatest obstacle to true love is within yourself.
Nooooo!!! No No No!!! Oh my goodness! I don’t do stories without a happy ever after. This book has torn me to shreds! I was so emotionally invested and I feel like I’d had the world ripped out from under me at 2.30am, when I finished the book, last night.
Mean mean mean author!!
However, it has to be said, Find You in the Dark was absolutely superb writing. The book was totally gripping. I loved the characters so much. Maggie was brilliantly funny, strong and down to earth.
Hot damn. Cue the violins and happy cartoon bunnies, I was in the middle of a Disney moment. Because this guy was gorgeous.
It was fascinating to see the inevitable change in her personality due to her relationship with Clay. You could feel her slipping deeper and deeper away from the happy-go-lucky family girl she once was with no control over what was happening.
“Why are you interested in me?” He asked quietly. Hmm. How to answer that one? I didn’t want to tell him that I thought he was the most gorgeous creature I had ever seen and wanted to have his babies. That might be a little much.
Clay was a completely heart-wrenching, lost soul. I wanted him to be saved so badly. I totally got Maggie’s motivation to do the things she did. Who wouldn’t, for Clay? The author made me crave his happy side, just as Maggie did.
“I wanted to feel what it was like to kiss you for the first time without being sucked into a medicated fog.”
His love for Maggie was terrifyingly deep. He needed her, in the strongest sense of the word. It was unhealthy, yet beautiful and true, in equal measures.
This book delved into such harrowing, life altering issues that it was difficult not to get sucked in. And the ending shattered me. Be aware that this book does not give you a happily-ever-after! I can’t bare the thought of Clay having to live a life without Maggie. Surely a person, with issues such as Clay’s, can regulate their conditions enough to live a semi-ordinary life? Does he not deserve love too? Argh, I can’t bare it!
“The struggle is really hard sometimes. And then I meet you. And I feel stuff that I’ve never felt before. Things that I never thought I would be lucky enough to experience. And I feel so out of control in the way I am with you. Like I’m stripped bare and for once someone sees everything inside of me… the good and the really really ugly.”
And the letter. O-M-actual-G! I bawled my eyes out at the letter. I wanted to scream and throw my kindle and stamp my feet. I was gutted. This is not how I wanted it to end. However, I just can’t give it less than four stars, because I just adore Clay and Maggie and am still holding out hope…
I needed Clay as much as he needed me. We existed in this symbiotic relationship where our hearts beat and our lungs breathed only for each other.
There is obviously another book. I can only hope that we get our HEA in that, otherwise I am going to have a full blown tantrum and shit will go down! Pleeeeeease A. Meredith Walters, give Maggie her Clay back.
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