Author: A.L Jackson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 355 pages
Rating: 4 stars
When their world is shattered by the tragic loss of their daughter, overwhelming grief and misguided guilt distorts the truth, and their relationship ends in uncertainty and unanswered questions.
For nine years, they drift through life, each unable to forget the one who holds the strings to their heart. In an attempt to escape the pain of her past, Melanie finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, while Daniel loses himself in a career that means nothing without Melanie by his side.
Now, when their lives again intersect, neither can deny the connection they felt so long ago. But will the power that drew them together be enough to heal the wounds from their past, and will they have the courage to overcome the insecurities and fears that threaten to keep them apart?
Pulled is a story of attraction and separation, of destiny and duty, of a love so strong it refuses to give up even when all others have.
Danielle and Melanie are one of those couples that are meant for each other. They knew it the minute they met. There is no question their connection is unbreakable. That is until a tragedy and some misguided family members force them apart. Bad timing, lies, and misunderstanding keep them apart for nine years, until one night when they reconnect.
I loved how the pull between them is described. The minute they are in the same room, they can feel it.
My hands started to tingle with the palpable energy that connected Melanie to me, what made us one, and an intense longing filled my chest.
I ran my hands up each arm trying to chase away the feeling, hugging myself across the middle. Something was wrong. I’d never felt Daniel like this unless he was actually nearby.
Coming face to face, the pain and heartache of the nine years separated are fully exposed. And it is apparent to both, that the love is still there. It never went away.
But the path to their second chance is not clear. Two horrible people stand in their way:
* Nicholas (Melanie’s husband): He is a class A prick and that’s being nice.
*Vanessa: Calculating bitch!
Side note: I’m surprised these two didn’t join forces in evildom, but they seem to do enough damage on their own. Truly the worst people.
What I loved:
The love story between Daniel and Melanie is beautiful and at times sad. But they never intentionally hurt each other. They were made for each other.
“It’s like we share the same soul, and when we’re apart, each half is looking for the other.”
What I didn’t love:
The angst in this book is off the charts. If you like angst, then this book is right up your alley. I enjoy angst, but my need for medication 10% in made me a bit leery. I felt that some of the angst was unnecessary but as they both come to realize, their youth and naivety contributed made them to quick to ASSume without taking the time to talk. They reacted to these misunderstandings in the worst of ways, only damaging things further.
While I was never a fan of Vanessa, I was surprised how Daniel handled her situation. It was a bit cold. But Daniel does redeem himself and the two are rewarded for their ability to spread their love.
Overall, this is a beautiful love story. It will put you thru the ringer. But you have a sweet HEA that makes up for some of the heartache.
*A complimentary copy was provided for an honest review.