Truth by Sherri Hayes
For the last two months, Brianna has discovered something she never thought she would again. Hope. After the horror of being Ian’s slave for ten months, a fate she never imagined she’d escape, it feels as if she is living a dream. She has freedom she hadn’t expected to have again, and she wakes up every morning not fearing what the day will bring. There is also Stephan. The man who saved her from the daily torture she had to endure at the hands of Ian and his friends. The same man who makes her heart race with just the thought of him. Life is good.
Outside forces are determined to conspire against them, however. When Brianna’s father shows up on her doorstep, it sends her world spiraling out of control. He brings with him new information about how Brianna ended up in Ian’s clutches, but will it make a difference? Will Stephan be able to find a way to make Ian pay for all he made Brianna suffer? As Brianna and Stephan try to find out the truth, their relationship is tested. She is forced to face her past head on, and deal with the ugly reality of what happened to her. Will Stephan’s love be enough to see her through her newest challenge, or will the fragile trust they’ve built come crumbling down around them as the truth makes itself known.
JUST when I thought that everything was going to be perfect.... First of all there isn't a whole lot I can tell you about Truth without giving anything away except that Stephan is still amazing and Brianna is still growing. But I can say that Sherri Hayes keeps rockin' with this series. I was NOT expecting a lot of what happened and she literally has me aching for more! This woman can write! She had me feeling every emotion (BOTH Brianna's and Stephan's), she has me rooting for these characters to get the happily ever after they deserve with each other, and she had me on the edge of my seat more than once. Let's just say that I am ready for the final book in this series!
So Stephan... can I just say - PERFECTION!!!! His patience throughout this entire series is so endearing and his love for Brianna is so amazing that just thinking about him makes my heart skip a beat. But this funny thing about him is, you'd think he would lose his alpha presence and would be some kind of love sick sap... but he is so not. He is the absolute perfect combination of Sweet and Dominate! HE is really the main reason why I can't seem to get enough of this series... okay so yeah I have LOVED watching Brianna grow to be the woman she is meant to be but she wouldn't have that chance if it weren't for Stephan. Needless to say... Stephan is right up on the top of my Book Boyfriend List ;)
If you've been reading the Finding Anna series I will tell you that this is an amazing (yet heartbreaking) addition to the series! If you haven't started the series... OMG... you totally should!
Wow. Both Stephan and Brianna are very special to me. I’ve spent over six years with these two at this point. Their struggles and their triumphs are very real to me. I was sitting with my beta at RomCon discussing Stephan, and began to tear up. I feel everything they’re feeling whether that is joy or pain. It’s going to be hard for me to let go of this series once it’s finished.
My favorite book in the Finding Anna Series thus far is probably Truth. Brianna is finally to a point in this novel that I could push some boundaries I wasn’t able to before. I was also able to explore a lot of emotions in this one. Throughout this book, I laughed, I cried…oh boy did I cry…and I rejoiced in revelations that were a long time coming. With that said, however, I have a feeling that the fourth and final book in the series will top it once it’s all said and done.
Sherri is the author of five novels: Hidden Threat, Slave (Finding Anna, Book 1), Need (Finding Anna, Book 2), Behind Closed Doors (A Daniels Brothers Novel), Red Zone (A Daniels Brothers Novel), and a short story, “A Christmas Proposal.” She lives in central Ohio with her husband and three cats. Her mother fostered her love for books at a young age by reading to her as a child. Stories have been floating around in her head for as long as she can remember; however, she didn’t start writing them down until she turned thirty. It has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found helping her husband in his woodworking shop.