Preacher by Christopher Harlan

Preacher
Preacher by Christopher Harlan

Romance, Dark Romance, Second Chance Romance

Steam Level: It’s Getting Warmer

Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Synopsis

My preacher absolved no sins, because he was the sinner.

Lyric:
They say that you should give your heart away to the right guy, but mine was taken from me ten years ago, the moment Preacher moved into town and sent a blast wave through my life. He was my walking contradiction—gentle eyes set in a hardened face, an angel and an uncaged beast, mesmerizing good looks and terrifying ferocity, my savior and my destroyer.

When he disappeared senior year he broke me like so much fragile glass. I thought I’d moved on from what happened between us, but now he’s reappeared out of nowhere, upending my life and reminding me that I can never break his hold over me.

Preacher:
I was trouble with a capital T—the guy your mom warned you to stay away from because he’d ruin you. She was right. I had no business being with a girl like Lyric—it was against all the rules—but when the hell have I ever followed other people’s rules?

Never.

She was beautiful, delicate, and oh so breakable. I was forceful, aggressive, and cocky as hell. Ten years ago fate split us apart. But now I’m back, here in New York, to remind Lyric of what she knows deep down but has always tried to deny.

That she’s mine, and she always will be.

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Review

Preacher was a book that really drew me in.  It had a good mystery, and I really enjoyed seeing these characters both in the past and in the present. 

This book is written in dual POV, as well as Dual timelines.  While that could end up being a confusing mess, the timelines were very different, so those were easy to delineate, and Lyric and Preacher were so different I had no issue telling them apart while reading. This is one of those books where you know that the male lead is not a good guy, and he’s not.  But I did like how Preacher was able to surprise me throughout the story with his goodness. Lyric was also interesting. She was brilliant but seemed not to value herself as much as she should.  I enjoyed reading how they first met in high school and seeing them reconnect 10 years later.  

I did feel like there could have been more to this story, and maybe there will be, but Preacher just didn’t seem like he was done growing yet. For the most part, the ending was satisfying, but I also felt like there was more story to tell.  If there is, I will certainly be reading it!

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