Surviving You

Surviving You - Dawn A. Keane ***** April's 5 Star Review ***** 5 Dreams and Screams

Thou shalt take the boy out of Manchester, but you cannot take Manchester out of the boy."
Lee –
I’m a killer, a hardened criminal born into the underbelly of an unlawful world that my father crafted, and I am to be crowned the next King. I used to covet the dark; it has forever been my friend and forgives me my sins. A slither of light has dared me to hope, it has my house of cards tumbling all around me. From the moment I saw her I knew she would be my downfall, for how can something that shines so bright not burn? Yet, she is my salvation and I gladly walk the path that I have chosen….
Rose –
I cringe at my own shadow; dark corners of my mind forever torment me. I have yet to escape from my demons; they beseech me with every turn of my head. Yet lurking is a promise, a promise of things to come. It has my heart in a vice; squeezing the last dregs of a love I never thought I could feel again. From the moment I saw him I knew he would be my downfall, for how can something that smoulders so dark not singe? Yet, he is my redemption and I gladly walk the path that I have chosen….
“Thou shalt always protect the family.”
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Loyalty doesn’t come much richer than family so when Lee Young decides to hang up his gun and head north he sets in motion a chain of events that cause murder and mayhem with every step closer he takes to walking.
When two worlds collide, it forces Rose to meet her demons head on and has Lee frantically trying to keep both Rose and her daughter safe. The road they travel together will be their greatest challenge and their most dangerous yet.
With so much to lose but everything to gain, Lee and Rose become embroiled in a game of cat and mouse as they try to confront the threats surrounding them. Running to keep one step ahead of everyone else, can these lovers climb out of the dark that they find themselves in and bathe in the light their love promises before the fire burns to embers and their world is snuffed to smoke?


This is the second book in this series and it was awesome I couldn’t put the book down. D. A. Keane is very talented woman and I can’t wait to see more of her work. The final moments in this book were shocking, devastating and so far from the HEA I've become accustomed to, and I have to applaud Keane for deciding to forego sugarcoating this love story. It was raw, gritty and intense. A great read. I loved that this book has a good strong storyline and plot, engaging characters and a wealth of emotional conflict. I am now going to have to go and get the first one and read it.