by Nicole Douglas
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Davis Brothers - Book 2
Publication Date: September 7, 2018
Publisher: Nicole Douglas
Genre: NA Romance w/Grit
Print Length: 240 pages
Available from: Amazon
After the arrest of his sadistic father Chris Davis' life changes dramatically. He is clean and sober for the first time in years and is ready for a better life.
Natalie Johnson is recovering from her own emotional wounds inflicted by three years in the Davis home. She has scars that can't be seen with the naked eye and only Chris knows the depth of each cut.
Together they rebuild their lives one small piece at a time. Both immerse themselves into managing the rehab facility they've shared for a year and maintain their shared apartment and the safe space they've created.
As they begin the rough road to healing these two friends find themselves craving each other in a way they never thought possible. Being together would risk everything they worked so hard to build.
Can they overcome their haunting pasts and find salvation in each other?
Flying High by Nicole Douglas (Davis Brothers, #2)
He grew up with a monster for a father. When his father was arrested, Chris had the chance to clean up his life, to be sober, to be a real man with dreams and goals, to find love. Now sober for the first time in years, Chris is giving back at the rehab center he built with Natalie, his best friend, another victim of his father’s depravity.
They share past horrors, they share the rehab center and they share an apartment. Now, they are about to share something more terrifying, feelings for each other. Could they ever be more than friends? Do they know too much about the darkness they each harbor within to build a future filled with joy and light? Will this be the end of a dark chapter and the beginning of normalcy or will exposing themselves to romantic feelings be the end of them?
Nicole Douglas proved she can create something special out of dirt and grit with SPARKS FLY, and now with FLYING HIGH she has raised the bar on her writing talent. The internal struggles of Chris and Natalie are torturous, yet in the darkest of times in their pasts, they shared ice cream and that ice cream represented the only sweetness and light they knew in their world. Such a simple act became the foundation for their future, the support they gave each other and maybe even hope for more, whether they thought they deserved it or not.
Chris is fiercely loyal, Natalie is stronger than she realizes and all I could do was hope the outside world would give them a chance to be happy together…but that chance will not be without pain.
The grit is back, the emotional tsunami is gut-wrenching, and the writing is raw and bold. This is a must read book, a must read series because these are characters you cannot help but stand behind.
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Nicole Douglas!