Friday, January 6, 2012

Hushed by Kelley York

              Kelley York

From Goodreads:
He’s saved her. He’s loved her. He’s killed for her. 

Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids, so he’s never stopped trying to protect her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when hopping from one toxic relationship to another—Archer is always there, waiting to be noticed. 

Then along comes Evan, the only person who’s ever cared about Archer without a single string attached. The harder he falls for Evan, the more Archer sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is. 

But Viv has her hooks in deep, and when she finds out about the murders Archer’s committed and his relationship with Evan, she threatens to turn him in if she doesn't get what she wants… And what she wants is Evan’s death, and for Archer to forfeit his last chance at redemption.

Rating 5/5

My Thoughts:

I have to admit that Hushed had me stealing every moment possible for just a few more pages. This type of book isn't  normally what I would read, but it sucked me into the story. Hushed has a dark tone and full of twists and turns that I certainly did not expect. If you want to read a book that is predictable Hushed is NOT the book for you. 

Hushed is not a traditional book with traditional characters. This is the first novel I have read with a homosexual main character. Archer is deeply in love with Vivian but as the story unfolds he develops feelings for Evan and it was a surprise to myself when I was rooting for Archer and Evan. A very emotional ride with characters that are broken and some of them finding themselves.

Hushed is dark and and deals with rape, domestic violence, murder, and homosexuality but Kelley York pulls it off perfectly to make Hushed a must read.

Hushed, by Kelley York
Published by Entangled Publishing, December 2011


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