Wild Child Publishing
Rating: 4 Cups
The name Rebecca Jameson has been left behind in a wasteland of horrific childhood memories. It is now Maria and Samantha who claim this mind and body, but do so in an increasingly volatile manner.
Merely existing has been Dr. Luke Lawson’s life since his divorce. The pain of losing Cindy to his best friend has left Luke in a state of grieving that he has yet to pull himself out of, and he sees no end in sight.
Maria struggles to maintain control over the mind and body she shares, but no matter how dirty she allows herself to get, or how much weight she gains, she can feel Samantha trying to break free. Samantha is horrified and disgusted with Maria’s attempts to control her, but what scares her more is her obsession with their new client. Transcribing for Luke has lead to a whole host of fantasies for Maria and Samantha, but Samantha knows her only real chance to get to know him is to push Maria out for good. Luke falls quick and hard for this young woman he barely knows, and what he does not know could very well endanger his life.
If you are fascinated by the intricacies of the mind and highly misunderstood mental illness, this story will unquestionably spark your interest. Maria and Samantha create a tangled web of pain, fear, and longing so strong that the reader can feel their suffering through every word. It is also very refreshing that Luke himself is not above needing counseling, and that he is not the obligatory perfect hero that his character role usually entails. These characters and their flaws are quietly disturbing, immensely intriguing, and yet are still able to pull off a romantic element that feels as natural as the situation allows.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More