If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare.
Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.
It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.
And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.
And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all...a love story.
What an amazing story. I loved every word of this story. Even the ones that broke my heart. I was hooked from the very first page. Truly. There was just something that drew me in and I knew that when I finished this story I was going to come away from it amazed, happy, and complete.
The writing. As I said above. Brilliant. Ms Harmon did a great job with the writing. There was never a time I found myself skimming or wishing I’d hurry up and get to the end. In fact, with every page I turned I felt a sort of sadness that I would eventually reach the end and the story would be over. I didn’t want it to end. Yet I needed to know how it would end. Have you ever read a book like that? I’m weird I guess. lol
I fell in love with the characters. I felt compassion toward Moses. All that he had to endure his entire life. No one should have to experience that. Georgia was extremely persistent in her feelings for Moses. These two were completely different. You wouldn’t think they would make a great couple. All I can say is that “anything” is possible. I loved them both.
Throughout the book suspense is there. I tried to figure out what was happening to the girls, but in the end I was wrong. Darn it! Actually, I love it! I love books that keep you guessing until the end.
The sex is pretty much non-existent, and what there is is mild. The storyline itself is so strong the focus isn’t on the sex.
I almost didn’t read this book. When it first came out I heard more than once that it was paranormal. For those who don’t like paranormal, please don’t let that deter you from reading this book. I don’t think it’s paranormal. Moses has a gift. Although he doesn’t think of it that way. He’s not a shifter or demon or anything remotely like that.
Overall, I loved, loved, loved this book. I will definitely be buying it for my shelves. I hope you’ll read it.