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Within the Shadows (With Emma, Book 2) by T.L. Mahrt

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Emma’s world is rocked as the real monster lurking in the shadows is unveiled. 

Emma Andrews’ last memory of her mother is seeing her bleeding to death on the bathroom floor. Several years later, Emma is kidnapped and forced to face the same monster that killed her mother. Quickly, Emma—a daydreamer with an inventive personality—must learn to separate her fantasies from reality in order to differentiate friend or foe.

As secrets unfold and the shadows emerge, Emma wonders if she can endure reliving the trauma of her past. One thing she does know for certain—she can’t do it alone.

Will Emma escape from this monster alive? Will Chance still love her after she reveals her past? Or, will someone new teach Emma the true strength hiding within her?


In order to move on with her tragic past, a woman must let it all go, the pain, the love, the grief, and believe in herself and her strength to take revenge on the monster that once broke her.

I recommend that one read Book 1 before they pick this book up.  There is just too much going on that needs to be explained in more detail. Even though I read the first book some time ago, it still took me a while to figure out who was who again.

Emma is emotionally broken by men who abused her, caged her, and protected her. She has now been able to heal and is ready to avenge her mother’s death and the abuse at the hands of a monster. What man will stand by her and what man will get in her way?

I prefer to read about strong female protagonists so it is good to see Emma finally stand up for herself and take charge. This book is about her eternal struggles and facing her fears. In addition, readers will find out more about Rick’s role in her life and more about Andy and Chance’s connection.  However, the whole “everyone is in love with her” thing got to be a bit much and I wasn’t as excited about this book as the first. 

Overall, this is a tense romantic suspense story with dangerous and questionable characters and a nail-biting cliffhanger. 

Thank you to Ms. Mahrt for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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T.L. MahrtT. L. Mahrt is a former business owner, where she utilized her education in cosmetology, barbering and massage therapy for several years. She was raised on and is currently living on a farm in Nebraska, where you can find her running barefoot in the country side with her loving husband and inspiring children and massive dogs.

After having her son, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, she made the life altering decision to stay home to care for her two children and pursue her love for writing. She has a love for romance and poetry where, her overactive imagination, along with her adventures and up beat lifestyle drives her inspiration for her writing.

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