The Complete Captive Heart Duet by Carrie Aarons
Charlotte never thought she’d be staring down the barrel of a gun when she walked into her thankless bank job. Especially one that is held by her childhood neighbor and the boy who broke her young heart, Tucker. And the last thing she expected was to become his hostage. What ensues is a story of heartbreak, recovery, passion, and prevailing through it all to save the love that still burns between them.
“Aarons takes a typical boy next door romance and turns it on its head. No flowers and sweet, swoon-worthy late night stolen kisses here. There is grit and suspense and a struggle to move forward; and Aarons does it flawlessly.” -The Read Report
We knew each other a lifetime ago. And then…
We lost childhoods. We lost opportunities. We lost love.
Fate is giving us another chance. But a chance at what?
Because even though we’ve been brought back to each other under the worst of circumstances…
We are still. So. Damn. Lost.
We found each other where no else could.
Found a purpose. Found ourselves. Found love.
But then life got in the way.
Three years later and the people that we once were are nowhere to be found.
Can our love survive everything we’ve put it through?
Can we find a way back to each other…
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is absolutely one of the most hard hitting stories I’ve read in a while. Originally, it was a duet, one I’ve not read before, published by this author. She definitely doesn’t shy away from the tough subjects, from the difficult problems of life! And she never fails to put my emotions on edge!
This book had me on edge right from the beginning. Tucker isn’t your typical guy from a romance. He isn’t what you expect the female lead to fall for. He is an addict, and his life is spiraling out of control. He is at rock bottom, with no where else to go. Crazy circumstances lead to a reunion, that isn’t necessarily a happy one. Tucker and Char have a connection, but I wasn’t sure if it was enough to take them through in one piece. This story bounced around, between current events, and their childhood, giving us a backstory that explained where that connection came from and why it was so strong.
This book was absolutely riveting! But also a very deep, emotional story, that left me with a heavy heart at times. Occurring 3 years after lost, Tucker and Char are still dealing with the fall out of the events of Lost. This book is all about finding yourself, and who you are, who you could be, after your world explodes. It’s about finding your way back up to the top after you’ve hit rock bottom. Char and Tucker held strong, through some really crazy events, and are just now finding out what their lives can be together.
This duet was everything. It was not your typical boy meets girl, then they fall in love and live HEA, with maybe a few stumbles along the way. Nope. This is real life. From the dirtiness of addiction, to the struggle of being apart, to the difficulty of making it all work. This book is an absolute, must read. For everyone!