Series: Fatal Dreams #3
Published by Sourcebook Casablanca on November 6th 2018
Genres: PNR, Romantic Suspense
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Seeing is believing...
Thomas Brown can't see color, but he can see people's true souls. His abilities allow him to work with criminal investigators and deliver justice to families of the wronged. And he's starting to accept that his life will forever be in black and white...
Then he encounters Helena Grayse, and everything changes. She brings vibrant color to his world, and he brings acceptance and belief to hers. But Helena's past is quickly catching up with her, and Thomas is in the crosshairs.
As an enemy hidden in plain sight threatens their every move, they'll have to rely on their love to beat the darkness.
NEVER LET ME FALL
NEVER LET ME FALL is the third book in Abbie Roads’s FATAL DREAMS series – admittedly I haven’t read the other two books in this series but this can easily be read as a standalone. With that out of the way let me tell you a little bit about the story of Thomas Brown and Helena Grayse.
I have read Saving Grace by this author and what strikes me most about her stories are the unusual abilities her characters have. Thomas works as a consultant for the FBI. His ability to read the whole life history of a dead body comes in handy when solving cases and he’s very prolific at that…but of course his colleagues don’t know about his special gift, nor do they know about his ability to see the shadow of death, which seems to be the soul of a person. It can be dark, hot and scary or light and comforting. I really found this concept fascinating.
Helena Grayse knows the horrors of prison. Ten years ago when she was till a teenager on the cusp to adulthood she was incarcerated for killing her boyfriend. Ten years of being stabbed, beaten and every other atrocity in the repertoire of her inmates are behind her.
Her body might not be in Fairson, but Fairson was in her mind.
It’s not a coincidence when she meets Thomas. They have an instant connection that feels very much like love at first sight but keep going, the explanation becomes more obvious the farther you read. Their bond is special: Thomas’s world turns colorfully vibrant in Helena’s presence and Helena suddenly has dreams in which she saves people. Those dreams turn out to be real.
I love alpha males but I also adore the gentle and sweet men and Thomas is one of those. These two main characters have gone through so much and it was obvious that they belonged together in order to heal each other. Helena was so broken and so full of fear. She always expected rejection – she was a convicted felon after all.
She was his other piece. She completed him. Healed him. Made up for all his deficiencies.
Both characters had a loneliness about them that just tucked at my heart and made me incredibly sad for them.
Of course there is a cray-cray villain in this book who gives you the chills. It’s pretty obvious from the beginning, but the reasons for his crimes took me completely by surprise. Once I entered the last 25% of the book the story became full of tension and suspense until the nail-biting finale which made my heart pound.
People always thought hate was the opposite of love, but it wasn’t. Hate was the angry, ugly side of love.
Never let me fall is a suspenseful read – while it does have a supernatural touch it still feels real enough. Abbie Roads is becoming an auto-read author fast. I dig her type of Romantic Suspense.