She barely escaped with her life. He’s hellbent on helping lost souls. When a marriage of convenience leads to love, can their hearts keep them safe?
Brynn Smith hides her battle scars well. On the run and in hiding from a dangerous cult, she’s terrified she’ll fail to protect her child. And when the teen comes out as transgender, she’s taken aback by their gentle counselor’s offer to wed in the hope of creating a safer home.
Aaron Ridley channeled his own tragedy into supporting LGBTQ+ youth. Still grieving the loss of his trans brother, he doesn’t hesitate to share his medical insurance with a woman and her teenager even if it means committing to a legal union. And with violent cultists invading their small town in search of his new wife, Aaron vows to care for them all… no matter the cost.
Struggling to fend off painful memories, Brynn’s surprised by the growing feelings for her generous husband. And as their pragmatic arrangement transforms into a genuine connection,
Aaron fears Brynn’s inner wounds could tear them apart forever.
Will a couple’s unexpected bond survive the destructive reach of her past?
Hope Between Us is the steamy eighth tale in the Shattered Cove romance series. If you like the beauty of diversity, pulse-pounding climaxes, and undeniable attraction, then you’ll adore A. M. Kusi’s riveting story.
4.5 Heart Review by Ashley
I don't even know where to start with Hope Between Us. The kick you in the chest opening? The powerful message? The beautiful love story? When I say A.M. Kusi went all out for the finale of this series, they left nothing on the table.
I absolutely adored Brynn. For the horror she survived. For her strength and sacrifice. How she pulled herself out of the hell that had been her life and started over. How fiercely and unconditionally she loved and protected Dani. Which is how she found herself playing house with Aaron.
Oh my goodness Aaron! That man is what book boyfriend dreams are made of. Kind. Patient. Honest. Accepting. Generous. Thoughtful. The way he turned his pain into purpose and dedicated his life to help others in need. The way stepped up and in for Brynn and Dani when they needed it the most. How he fell hopelessly in love and wasn't afraid to show it. How though his actions and words taught Brynn to see herself through his eyes.
But not everyone was happy about Brynn's change. Because when her past came back to haunt her, everything hung in the balance. My heart was pounding and cheering at the same time as Brynn's new-ish-found strength wouldn't let her go down without a fight.
Gah! I can't even put into words the emotional ride Aaron and Brynn's romance took me on. It was tender, powerful and came from the purest depths of who they were. It wrapped itself around my heart and just wouldn't let go. And that ending...just yes!
About the Author
A.M. Kusi is the pen name of a husband and wife team. We enjoy writing romance novels that are inspired by our own experiences as an interracial/multicultural couple.
Our novels are about strong women and the sexy heroes they fall in love with, are emotionally satisfying, and always have a happy ending.
Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/2PKgXi4