Sunday, October 14, 2012
Creed - Kristen Ashley
Way too young, eleven year old Tucker Creed and his six year old neighbor, Sylvie Bissenette, find they have something awful in common. Creed then decides he’s going to do everything in his limited power to shield his Sylvie from her ordeal. So he does and Creed and Sylvie form a bond that grows and blossoms with their ages.
They plot to leave their lives behind, the town they live in that will hold them down and the histories they share that, unless they break free, will bury them. Sylvie goes to their special place, Creed never shows and she doesn’t see him again until it’s too late.
With Creed gone, Sylvie is forced to endure a nightmare and do the unspeakable to end it. To deal, she develops a hard shell with sharp edges that very few can break through. So when Creed again finds his Sylvie, he discovers the girl he loved is locked away and he has to find his way back into her heart without getting shredded in the process.
In My Own Words:
Is it possible to be grown by the age of 6? Sylvie Bissenette proves that she is well beyond her age while running from an abusive father in to the arms of much older and from the wrong side of the tracks Tucker Creed. While sharing in their own misery over the years, a strong unbreakable bond is formed. On Sylvie's 18th birthday, the day they planned to leave all of the evil behind, Creed left...without her. Sylvie left on her own must endure her own brand of hell until she finds her own brand of strength. Many years later, Creed is back with one thing on his mind. Win her back, at all costs.
This is the second book in the series and I just loved it. I liked that you get bits and pieces of the history as the main story goes along, you aren't hit with all kinds of history at the beginning. Sylvie is sassy and smart and tough as nails, but she has a soft side that only the ones closest to her get to see. Creed is wounded, and needs to be put back together. The two of them together is dynamic and great reading.