Haven from the Storm
by Sarah Dosher
“If you’re going to make me cry, at least be there to wipe away the tears…”
were asleep in their beds the night Lily Grace’s entire world was
ripped apart, leaving only darkness and torment in its place. The only
remaining person she depended on abandoned her without a second
thought…or so that’s what Lily has believed for the past four years.
Haven has returned for one reason—to win Lily’s love again. He’s
already broken her heart because of the demons that haunt him. Can his
desire for Lily keep him from succumbing to those demons again?
has no idea what awaits him when he tries to fight his way back into
Lily’s life. Everything he remembers has changed, including Lily.
Is love enough when you’re forced to weather the storms life has blown your way?
A great story in the making, I just wish...
wish I would have eaten more twinkies when I had the chance. I wish
tighty whities would make a comeback. I wish diet Dr Pepper really did
taste more like regular Dr Pepper. And yes, I wish for more Twilight!
With Haven from the Storm,
I wish for more story. It was a great story with all the potential in
the world. I picked it up and didn't put it down until the end,
but...but...I needed the rest of the story. I needed the foundation for
Lily and Dean's relationship.
Dean's return to town and his
strong feelings towards Lily seemed so immediate, so instant. They have a
history, I just wish we could have gotten to experience more of it. The
reader gets told about it throughout the book but even with that, there
seemed to be so much missing. I didn't understand so much of their
feelings because I didn't experience them. Their history needed to be
developed more. There was also a few gaps in the plot. Things mentioned
that were never quite explained. Parts where I was left not
understanding. I kept expecting a flashback to explain this, some
insight to develop that, but it never came. I needed to know the origin
of their feelings. That was the true heart of the story. The heart of
their relationship. I just needed more past. It would have made
everything that came after so much more amazing.
I think the
"extra" story may have definitely been inside the head and heart of the
author. Hell, it may have even been written down at some point. I just
think that maybe some things might have been edited down a little too
That aside; Haven from the Storm was a truly
unique story full of emotion. One with pain and heartache. One that will
catch your attention and hold it. It really has a great plot and truth
be told, if the relationship between Lily and Dean would have been
developed more I just might have run out of stars...just sayin.