Author: Elizabeth Finn
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Kane and Helene were the best of friends until a nightmare devastated them… Hopes were destroyed, dreams shattered, a budding teenage love torn to pieces. Eleven years later their lives are nothing like they once were. Time has changed them … and not for the better.
Helene is smart, driven, and accomplished—her education and achievements a smoke screen hiding the frigid and fragile child wounded long ago.
Kane is equally obsessed with his coping mechanisms—fighting … drinking … screwing … compulsively destroying himself one vice at a time.
When their paths collide again, their past becomes an obstacle no coping mechanism in the world can protect them from. But confronting the past so they can heal in the present is no easy task. Can Kane reach Helene and recapture what used to burn so warmly between them, or will his own self destructive demons pull her into his hell?
A woman determined to look forward. A man always looking back. A love desperate to be restored.
“You’re the brightest, warmest star in my universe. You’ll never be less than everything to me.”
WARNING: This book contains darker subject matter and violent content that may be difficult for some readers.
~ 5 out of 5 STARS ~
★★★ Spoiler FREE ★★★
Let me start right off by saying that Kane’s Hell is a fascinating 5-star, MUST READ novel! Drop everything and one-click this book NOW. Really. AMAZING. Emotionally gripping, RAW, addictive, heart-wrenching….oh, my!!! I could NOT stop reading to save my own life. Some scenes were VERY hard to read, mind you, and yet, I could not stop turning the page. I could NOT look away. I was SO nervous and anxious of what might happen next that I practically held my breath throughout the entire book! It was THAT phenomenal. Gosh – it’s so hard to put into words the EXPERIENCE that was reading this book. It’s something you need to go through yourself to fully understand the depth of all the EMOTIONS you WILL feel.
“I’m not good at much in this world… But I’m good at loving you.”
Helene and Kane had an easy-going friendship in high school. They were both very sarcastic and had a smartass attitude that made them click. They had this sort of sexual tension between them that truly sizzled off the pages. To me, it was crystal clear they both wanted each other...that they both cared deeply for each other.
But then….it happened.
“How can one little thing destroy you so much?”
And destroy them, it did. There was no going back after that night. And let me tell you, those scenes were incredibly HARD to read. My heart ACHED. My stomach was in KNOTS. My vision was blurred with tears… This author truly NAILED IT. She made me, as a reader, truly FEEL the pain Helene and Kane felt. I was an emotional mess. A WRECK.
“I needed you, and you left me. You left me in this place to deal with…everything on my own.”
Now, this book goes back and forth timeline-wise and it all fit perfectly. It allowed my connection to the characters to become stronger by the page. Everything made sense. Everything fell into place at a perfect pace. We’re taken through one hell of an emotional and passionate journey that is the love story of Helene and Kane. The love they shared was pure and deep. I felt it in my bones. So honestly, that only made my heart break even MORE for both of them. They had faced and continued to face so many obstacles…and not easy ones, mind you. FAR, FAR, FAAAAAAAAAAAAAR from easy. They faced challenges that would easily BREAK anyone.
“The only thing in the world I want is to be close to you.”
Okay – I will NOT go into any more details regarding the AMAZING plot in this novel. Like I mentioned in the beginning, it’s something you must EXPERIENCE for yourself. Trust me, you’ll thank me. Not knowing what happens will make it that much better. Oh!!! And the ANGST. Oh my gosh – THE. ANGST. It will certainly have you wanting – needing – more.
This was my 3rd novel by Elizabeth Finn and it was yet another 5-star read for me. Kane’s Hell was a true page-turner, without one ounce of a doubt. I read it in one sitting! Another massive plus for me is when book titles have deeper meaning than the one that meets the eye, and this one, well, this one was truly fascinating and made me fall in love with the story even MORE. Seriously, if you haven’t yet, check this author out! You won’t be sorry! And DEFINITELY ONE-CLICK Kane’s Hell…now!
~ Meet the author: Elizabeth Finn ~
Elizabeth Finn is a multi-published contemporary romance author. Her passion is creating stories packed full of angsty believable conflicts, characters who leave you rooting for them, and romance that might just short-circuit your e-reader. She likes her characters flawed and scarred, but they always find the best part of themselves on their journey, and her readers find themselves devoted to her authentic, honest and heartfelt voice.
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