Talk about an ingenious storyline, this book is it!
This book reminded me of a real life priest who fell in love with someone and made front cover news when his affair was discovered.
I don’t like virgin heroes but I’ll have to say Canaan is the exception. My heart broke when I learned what happened to him– I almost didn’t want to read the rest of the story. Then, Haven’s side of the story wasn’t any better than Canaan’s. It made me angry how Haven and her aunt made excuses for Kent’s abuse as to why they wouldn’t go to the police. The guy wasn’t in a powerful position so I found it hard to wrap my head around their inability to act. The excuses mentioned as to why they wouldn’t go to the police weren’t a strong enough argument given they had proof of his abuse toward them.
Haven wasn’t my fave character, but the chemistry between her and Canaan worked perfectly. Sometimes I wished I could reach inside the book and give Canaan a reassuring hug. He stole my heart from the get go.
There’s so much I can say about this book, but the bottom line is: It deals with a delicate subject that’s been tailing the Catholic Church for decades now, and I think it’s what makes it a great story.