Crimson Snow by Ina Carter
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Greeks had seven words for LOVE. I felt all of them for ONE MAN…
My name is Lauren, and I was a stolen baby.
They found me in a trailer park in rural Texas when I was eight years old. My childhood wasn’t perfect, but then I had Kevin. He was my everything…
When they returned me to my biological parents, we were torn apart. My new family desperately tried to fix me, make me forget him… My father kept me on a short leash controlled every aspect of my life. The one thought keeping me afloat was to find Kevin, but he vanished without a trace.
I searched for him for twelve years, but the man I found was not the boy I lost. He is a college baseball star, tattooed, moody, and dark… And he hates me.
Can Kevin help me defeat my demons, or does he have too many of his own?
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This book just ripped me apart, raw emotions seeping from every page. The struggles of two lost souls are so real when it comes to growing up with emotional and physical abuse which is what made this book so much more powerful.
Time is very slow for those who wait
Very fast for those who are scared
Very long for those who lament
Very short for those who celebrate
But for those who love, time is eternal
Lauren and Kevin’s love is so solid and true as children until they are pulled apart by extremely heartbreaking circumstances. When they are reunited by fate, their love as friends so many years ago becomes a mutual consensus to cleanse their souls of their traumatic pasts and follow their dreams together.
Ina Carter is another new author for me who has thoughtfully included compelling themes of survival, fear, prejudice, hardship, redemption, and love. Her beautiful rhetoric is fluent and compelling and her characters are credible, kind, and inspirational.
I recommend this memorable and touching contemporary romance that captivated this reader with courage, charm, and eternal love for the soul.
Thank you to Ms. Carter for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
Ina Carter will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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I was taken to another room with a big table and many chairs. A woman came in, sat across from me, and started telling me things about how Mamma was not my real mom and neither was Daddy. She said Mamma told Stacy she stole me when I was a baby from some hospital in the California State. I knew those were lies, and I told her Stacy is a liar. All I could think of was Kevin, not about Mamma and Daddy. She was trying to tell me he was not my brother, either. When I heard that I had to go with her and stay for a while with some nice people, I started crying.
“Is Kevin coming too?” I sobbed.
“No, sweetheart. He would have to stay in another place.”
I tried to run away from the room. All I wanted was to get back to my brother. The officer must have been guarding the room from the outside because he grabbed me before I could get away from him.
At the same time, I saw another man taking Kevin out of the doctor’s room. My brother looked at me, and I would never forget his eyes. Desperate, fearful, broken. His whole face was distorted by the pain. It was radiating from his whole being.
I kicked and screamed. Called Kevin’s name. I bit the hand that was holding me prisoner. Kevin was also pulling away, trying to kick the policeman keeping him captive.
I don’t know why, but they let us go. We ran to meet in the middle of the corridor and collapsed down to our knees, wrapping our arms around each other. And we cried.
“You are my sister, Jules. My friend. My… everything,” Kevin sobbed, and his words were echoing my exact thoughts.
“Please, Kevin! Don’t let them take you away from me! Please!” I begged him.
But they were already pulling him from my arms, breaking our souls, ripping away from me the one person I loved the most in this world.
“I’ll find you, Jules! I’ll come for you!” Those were the last words he said to me…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ina Carter has always been an avid reader. She discovered her love for writing at an early age when her first poem was published in a literary magazine at age twelve. As a lifetime collector of inspirational stories, Ina believes that love is the most powerful force in the Universe. She writes in multiple genres – romantic comedies, contemporary and paranormal. Ina lives in Southern California with her husband, two kids, and one very temperamental cat.