Safe Haven: Reese by Terri Anne Browning
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The name of the bar pretty much said it for me. Safe Haven was just that. It had been my safe place when I had needed it the most. I ran away when I was 16 to get away from my supposed life of privilege. Let me tell you, money does not buy happiness. For me it has only left the scars on my soul.
But five years after running away my grandfather has finally found me...And little did I know that his finding me really has lead me to my true Safe Haven.
Safe Haven: Reese was an alright read. I liked it well enough, but it is a short read and as such everything happened too quickly. If it would have been longer, the characters and situations developed more, I think I would have really enjoyed it.
Reese ran away from home when she was young and it became an unsafe place to live. She has this goth persona now that she has adopted ever since to keep people out and herself hidden. She was lucky that she found a mother in Mel and a home at Safe Haven. She is tough now and able to take care of herself. She won't let herself be put in that helpless position again. I wish this would have been a bit longer so I could have known her better.
Kieran is a champion MMA fighter who walks into Reese's life one night. Reese's grandfather sent him looking for her to give her some info. The same grandfather that was too busy to help her way back when she needed it. She is attracted to Kieran, she likes him right away, but she has never really let anyone in like that. She is also scared to be with him. Can she really trust him?
Kieran is taken with Reese pretty quick as well. He has training to do for his fight, but he wants to spend as much time with her as he can. Plus she can fight and take care of herself which is awesome. The two of them are just thrown together really quick and they were good together. I just wish the story had more time to really develop before everything happens.
Overall this was an alright read. I enjoyed it, I just didn't like all the added drama that was introduced then resolved in two seconds. As a longer book it probably would have worked better.
Rating: ★ ★ ★