Author: , Karina Halle
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: August 29, 2016
Her life changed in an instant.
And he's the only one who could have prevented it.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Pact and The Lie comes a new standalone contemporary romance about those McGregor men.
Jessica Charles shouldn't have even been in London when the unthinkable happened.
She should have been back at home in Edinburgh, perhaps hanging with her boyfriend, having drinks with her sister or doing yoga with her group of friends. She should have been going on in her normal, dependable life as always.
But on that fateful day in August, when a mentally-ill ex-soldier opened fire in public, Jessica's world changed forever.
Now single and crippled from the gunshot wounds, Jessica finds herself scared and alone, losing faith in herself and humanity with each agonizing moment that passes.
That is until a stranger enters her life. A stranger who makes her live again.
Keir McGregor has always been the strong, silent type. Throw in tall, dark, and handsome and you've got pretty much the perfect Scotsman.
Except Keir is anything but perfect. He's got a past he's running away from and a guilty conscience he can't seem to shed. But the more time he spends with Jessica, the more he falls in love with her.
And the more his secret threatens to tear them apart.
He may have been a stranger to her.
But she’s never been a stranger to him.
The Story: The Debt starts out with Jessica Charles going to London for a visit. While there, the unthinkable happens, leaving her forever altered. Keir McGregor was a soldier and struggles with PTSD and other demons. This story is about survival and perseverance during difficult times and over coming tragedies.
The Likes: I'm overwhelmed by this story. I loved it so much. This is the second book I have read by Karina Halle and she is simply amazing at her craft. I have never read a book like this before and I was captivated from the very beginning. I so love the characters that Karina created. Jessica and Keir were so amazing, complex and very well developed. The amount of chemistry between these two characters left my pages SCORCHED. I felt there relationship had the perfect progression, not too fast for your eyes to roll, and not too slow to put you to sleep - freaking AAAAMAZING. I loved the setting descriptions. I have never been to Scotland but fell in love with it. I could so picture myself living in such a beautiful place.
The Dislikes: The only thing that I didn't like was that there was a little bit of predictability to it. Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Rating: I absolutely loved this book and would recommend that everyone read it. I was able to read it in one setting because I couldn't put the book down. Karina completely delivers with this beautiful, emotional story. You will be hooked!
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About the Author:
Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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