- PRETTY LITTLE THINGS by Teresa Mummert
- Publication Date: March 11, 2014
- Format: Ebook
- Source: Amazon Kindle
- My Rating: 5 stars
I was young enough not to understand that my life was different. Colin became the one person that I could count on to protect me. He suffered for the both of us by carrying the burden of our secret.
We were the lucky few that got a chance to start over. A fake family, a new home and a pretty little life built on lies. But while our lives continued to intertwine, we were put on very different paths. Now it was only a matter of time before they collide and the beast behind the beauty is exposed
Holy Hell! Teresa Mummert has stunned me silent! I’m just in awe of everything about this book! From the nerve-wrecking, nail-biting plot to the deeply flawed and beautifully written characters…everything about this book screams originality in it’s best form.
I have such a book hangover right now that I’m seriously debating going back and re-reading this book. I had it devoured within hours of it hitting my kindle app and I’m upset at myself for reading it so quickly, but it was just too good to stop.
Like I previously said, this book is very original. I haven’t read any other books with this type of storyline. The things these characters went through gave me chills. At times, I was scared for Annie because Colin is just so intense and so..so…broken. The things both of them had to do and endure to survive was heartbreaking. It was tragic and disturbing and Teresa Mummert made it feel as if you were there with them in those moments. That’s how vivid her writing style is….it’s something everyone could get lost in in the most amazing way!
The only thing worse than the depraved acts I was forced to witness was having our leader deem we useless. I’d seen what happened to those who didn’t conform, and I wasn’t ready to meet my maker.-Colin.
They both suffered a great deal at the hands of a “church” leader…someone who was suppose to help them and protect them and in the end it left Annie mentally scarred and Colin completely messed up, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Your heart will break for Annie & Colin.
When I was first introduced to Annie I immediately could see that she was a survivor and she didn’t back down from anything. I really liked that about her and the fact she tries hard to not let her past affect her present. Colin is one hell of an alpha male who is very intimidating, but Annie stands her ground with him. She doesn’t just roll over and submit to him and it drives Colin crazy.
He came to a stop in front of me, forcing me to tilt my head back. It was challenging to glare at someone from this angle and still look menacing.-Annie
Colin is a man in his own universe! He’s….*stops to fan myself* unlike any other male character I have ever read about and that’s a good thing. His character is deeply flawed and because of his past he is twisted and disturbed but boy does Teresa make him hot and drool worthy. Even though he scared the hell out of me at times I couldn’t help but to be drawn to him because of his protective nature over Annie. He may be messed but he’s fiercely protective and loyal to her and in a way, it’s endearing. She’s his savior and their chemistry is hot, hot, hot.
“This what you wanted, little one?” I asked as I slid my hand toward her center, pushing the seam of her jeans against her. “Tell me to stop,” I pleaded as my hand moved back and forth against her. Her hips rolled forward, begging for more. She was no longer the innocent girl I needed to protect. -Colin.
When their chemistry becomes uncontrollable and everything crashes down around them, things become complicated and Colin is forced to do something he thought he’d never do: leave. This is when the story picks up and things start becoming really fast-paced. I loved it and hated it because I felt like from this point on the story progressed just too fast but I think that has more to do with the fact I didn’t want this story to end. I kept wanting more and more of Colin and Annie. That’s how good it was.
PRETTY LITTLE THINGS surpassed all of my expectations and I am completely in love with it! I knew I’d enjoy it because Teresa Mummert is one of my favorite authors and everything she writes is amazing but seriously people….this book blew me away. Colin was just…more than I expected. He consumed me until the very end and then I was left wanton and miserable because I couldn’t get anymore. If you want something that will keep you on edge, make your heart break for the characters, and get you all hot & bothered then this book is definitely for you!!! This book should come with it’s own freakin’ warning label: WARNING! MAY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SEND READERS UP IN FLAMES WITH WANT AND NEED FOR COLIN BLAKELY. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!