Thursday, October 23

Review: Kill Devil Hills by Sarah Darlington

Title: Kill Devil Hills
By: Sarah Darlington
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review

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He’s twenty-four. She’s eighteen.

His life is exactly the way he’s always wanted it to be...stable.
She’s quite possibly the very definition of unstable.

Noah saved her.
Georgina never wanted to be saved.

Growing up, Noah Clark was passed from one relative to the next until he finally ended up living with his abusive, alcoholic uncle in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thanks in part to the unwavering love and support of his best friend, Ellie Turner, Noah survived those years, escaped his uncle, and grew into the man he is today. Now he runs his own business and lives a pretty normal, no-nonsense life—one where he maintains a high level of control. 

Georgina is Ellie’s younger sister. Four months ago, Noah saved Georgie’s life, but he thought that was where his involvement with his friend’s sister would end. Now Georgie has returned home from the recovery facility her parents sent her away to and Noah, still haunted by the night that connects them, can’t stop himself from continuously trying to protect this girl he barely knows. But is he willing to give up all of the control he’s worked so hard to build in his life and risk everything for her? Even more importantly, would she do the same for him?

"He was Morphine, and I was an instant addict." I wholeheartedly agree. Noah is a force to be reckoned with. This was a very unique story, about self growth and love. Admittedly, I was a little concerned that there was a bit of co-dependency here, but I think it was minute enough not to change the overall direction of the story. Georgie's suicide was a terrible tragedy, but Noah plays the ultimate knight in shining armor. It is a happy and sad story. Sometimes life's circumstances seem to be carefully synchronized, so that a person suffers to the fullest. In this story Georgie is that victim, and life is relentless. The loss of her brother couldn't have come at a more damaging time. Leaving her with scars and regrets that she may never overcome. Yet once she returns to town the story takes a lighter and brighter turn in the budding romance between Georgie and Noah. This story was a mixture of emotions, and it was a very enjoyable read. 

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