Sunday, June 8, 2014

~Review: Apartment 2B by K. Webster~

Sidney has a rough life. Her mom is incredibly abusive both mentally and physically. One day, she’s awarded the escape she’s always wanted and thrust into a world she barely understands. Each day is a struggle to feel human and not terrified of everything around her.

Sidney has rules. Routines. Structure. It’s the only way she can cope.

When a handsome, yet mysterious stranger inserts himself into her life, Sidney begins to come apart at the seams. She’s having trouble sticking to her habits and it’s threatening to shred any hope of a normal life to pieces. 
Will this stranger help her in ways no other person can, or will things get worse for her? 

He comes with his own set of problems and secrets he’s unwilling to share. Will they work together through the mess of their pasts or will they get caught up enabling each other? Will their toxic relationship ultimately be destined for demise?

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Where do I begin with this heart wrenching story of malevolence, passion, loves and internal self-worth?  At the very beginning of the book, I was caught unaware by the horrific atrocities that one person could inflict on another; especially when that someone was a child, and your own flesh and blood. I was literally tearful and from there it was a climb to the climax of the story with a well deserved happily ever after.  

Liam Braxton, a twin and a very angry young man has so many issues he screams his own kind of crazy.  Torn up from a past of drugs and heartache, Liam finds one person who can understand him and she can really see him.  But the thing is, she’s just as messed up or more as he is.  More than that, he realizes she needs a friend like nothing else in this world.

Sidney Hunter is an abused survivor.  At twenty-one years old, she has lived a life of hurt, hate, and injustice.  However, through all her strife, Sidney has a beautiful soul.  She longs to be like everyone else.  All the things normal people take for granted, Sidney longs to have; to touch another human being without cringing, to hold someone and be held back in return.  Most of all Sidney longs to be truly loved.  When she meets Liam, he awakens so many passions inside of her and she wants to cling to him with all her might, even though she can’t stand for him to touch her or touch him back.  They form a special relationship that makes no sense, but ultimately helps to heal them both.  The one thing Sidney didn’t count on was meeting Liam’s twin brother Lane.

Lane Braxton is recently discharged from the military after serving a good bit of his time in Afghanistan.  He comes back to his brother’s apartment only to meet a very strange yet beautiful woman with many mental issues.  He realizes right from the start that she is a survivor of abuse and he shouldn’t get involved with her.  Nevertheless, he can’t help but feel the attraction to Sidney that is so hotly overwhelming and remarkably powerful, that he will do anything to protect her.

I still am reeling about the outcome of this story.  I totally didn’t see it coming.  Like being on a super scary roller coaster ride throughout the whole book, I connected to the characters on a most intimate level.  These characters were exceptionally well developed in every detail.  My heart ached, laughed and cried right through the entire story.  From the very beginning until the very end, I had to continue reading; to know what was going to happen, to feel a semblance of fulfillment for these characters.  I can’t even begin to tell you how deeply affected I was due to this book, because I would surely give away the main event.  Through all the transgressions of the characters however, a sense of belonging and tenderness comes to fruition with an epic ending that I don’t think anyone would’ve seen coming.  This is a must read!!!  I applaud you for this sensationally written book, K. Webster.  Your story will live on forever in my heart.  Grēta

Hero -  Liam Braxton 4.0 stars
Hero -  Lane Braxton 4.0 stars
Heroine – Sidney Hunter 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.0 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes!  This is a must read for all those who have been or know someone who has become a survivor of some type of abuse.  

Would I read other books by this author: Yes!  I thoroughly enjoyed the style in which K. Webster led her story.  Not being a typical read, I believe that she is now on my list of favorites!!

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***

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