Summary of Truth, Finding Anna 3:
For the last two months, Brianna has discovered something she never thought she would again. Hope. After the horror of being Ian’s slave for ten months, a fate she never imagined she’d escape, it feels as if she is living a dream. She has freedom she hadn’t expected to have again, and she wakes up every morning not fearing what the day will bring.
There is also Stephan. The man who saved her from the daily torture she had to endure at the hands of Ian and his friends. The same man who makes her heart race with just the thought of him. Life is good.
Outside forces are determined to conspire against them, however. When Brianna’s father shows up on her doorstep, it sends her world spiraling out of control. He brings with him new information about how Brianna ended up in Ian’s clutches, but will it make a difference? Will Stephan be able to find a way to make Ian pay for all he made Brianna suffer?
As Brianna and Stephan try to find out the truth, their relationship is tested. She is forced to face her past head on and deal with the ugly reality of what happened to her. Will Stephan’s love be enough to see her through her newest challenge, or will the fragile trust they’ve built come crumbling down around them as the truth makes itself known.
5 of 5 Truth
First I have to give a huge THANK YOU to The Writer's Coffee Shop for sending me an ARC copy of Truth and for allowing me to be on this EPIC blog tour for Truth. I have to start this review off by saying this series is off the hook! I have never ever wanted to read a book and then re-read it again until the next book came out. This is how this series is. I mean you can't get enough. There is so much happening to Brianna that you heart just breaks for her and you want to reach in the book and help her. Stephan OMG Stephan is an enigma because he is a Dominant but when he meets Brianna and takes her under his wing he is so different with her. He wants her to feel safe and secure and most of all he wants her to open up and be normal.
In Truth I cried and I laughed and I screamed because so many things were going on that I just could not wrap my head around it. Brianna has finally seen that there is hope at the end of the tunnel and she has lived with this very new idea for two months. After being Ian's slave for ten months she was broken and thought she was not worth anything but Stephan changes all that for her. He dares her to dream and think outside the box because she is so much more than what Ian did to her. Stephan makes her feel safe and secure and when she wakes in the morning she never has to worry about getting a beaten or tortured or raped or any of that because Stephan has given her so many freedoms.
As things are looking up Brianna is once again thrown under the bus and to the wolves with the arrival of her father. He shows up and has information about how she became a slave to Ian. This sets both Brianna and Stephan off on a journey to find out the truth about Ian and what really happened to Brianna. Stephan reassures Brianna at every turn that he is not going to leave her but at times things she uncovers is so overwhelming she is not sure if she will survive it let alone asking Stephan to endure it. But Stephan is determined now more than ever to make Ian pay for what he did to Brianna because Stephan loves her and wants to be with her forever and is willing to do whatever it takes to make things right.
The ending to Truth was just plain and simply put downright CRUEL!!!!!!!!!! I mean a dam cliffhanger to drive you nuts and the thing is the last book and yes I said the last book does not come out until 2014 sometime. Man Sherri that is just cruel but that is okay because I bought all three books on audible and I will replay them all until book four comes out.
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Need (Finding Anna #2)
As Brianna comes to terms with the realization that she is no longer a slave, she must figure out what she wants for her life. Forgetting her past isn't an option. She knows she cannot imagine her life without the man who saved her, but can she be what he needs? Stephan never imagined falling in love with the woman he rescued. The scars from her past haunt her, and he is helpless to stop them. Can he be everything she needs and help her move on?
Slave (Finding Anna #1)
Stephan has lived the lifestyle of a Dominant for five years. After several rebellious teenage years, it gave him the stability and control he had been seeking after his parent’s death.
As president of a not-for-profit foundation, he knows what his future holds and what he wants out of life. All that changes when a simple lunch with his college friend and Mentor, Darren, leads him to buying a slave.
Thrust into a situation he never thought he’d be in, Stephan can’t walk away. He is compelled to help this girl in the only way he knows how.
Brianna knows only one thing, she is a slave. She has nothing. She is nothing.
Can Stephan help Brianna realize that she is much more than just a Slave?
What do you do after a particularly emotional scene in your writing? Do you need to go do something fun to take your mind off of the scene?
Whenever I get asked questions like this, I always think, I should have a standard answer for something like this. Unfortunately, I don’t. What I do after writing an emotional scene varies greatly depending on what mood I’m in that day, what’s going on in my life, and whether or not my husband is home.
If my husband’s home, then this question becomes easier to answer. He thinks it’s hilarious that I cry sometimes when I’m writing a scene. Usually, if he sees me bawling over a scene I’ve just written, he starts tickling me, which normally starts me laughing. He doesn’t understand how I could be crying about people who don’t really exists, although I know most diehard readers out there can completely understand me breaking down in tears when something is happening in my character’s lives.
More often than not, however, my husband isn’t home, or at least not nearby when I’m writing. At those times, I typically do one of two things: Either I pour out my heart and soul to my beta, or I go for a walk to clear my head. It comes down to needing a distraction in order to clear my head, and work through all the emotions I just put myself through.
Sherri is the author of four novels: Hidden Threat,Slave (Finding Anna Book 1), Need (Finding Anna Book 2), Behind Closed Doors (A Daniels Brothers’ Novel), Red Zone (A Daniels Brothers’ Novel), and a short story, A Christmas Proposal.
She lives in central Ohio with her husband and three cats. Her mother fostered her love for books at a young age by reading to her as a child. Stories have been floating around in her head for as long as she can remember; however, she didn’t start writing them down until she turned thirty.
It has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found helping her husband in his woodworking shop.
Visit Sherri's Website at: http://sherrihayesauthor.com/