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She told me Heaven would knock on my door one day.
That I would be swept away from the hell I lived in.
She was right about one thing and so wrong about the other.
Heaven came in the form of an angel just like she said.
My life became hell.
She disappeared. Vanished.
I left. Went to war. Killed. All for her.
Every face was the man who took her.
Every dream filled with her.
For twelve years I existed in hell. Breathed in the fires from down below.
Until her, the woman on the beach outside of my home.
It couldn't be my Cora, my angel, my heaven on earth.
She was dead.
Jesse’s threats should make me want to shut my mouth; they don’t. I’ll make all the noise in the world to find out why I feel like I’m being dragged to my death. Oh God, please tell me they do not know!
Without warning, Cutter grips me by my hair, yanking me out of my spot in the corner. My backside is landing on the rough gravel with a solid thud. The sharp stones are penetrating through the flesh on my back. I scream out in agony as this man bores his fingers into my cheeks, digging into my skin enough to draw blood with his fingernails penetrating through my flesh. They’re going to kill me.
“You’re finally getting a chance to get out of here. If you fuck this up, I’ll kill him. Do you get me?” What? I ignore his comment about leaving here. That rolling in my stomach starts to turn, spinning out of control until it crashes into my chest, making it hard for me to breathe. I know exactly whom he’s referring to, and the thought makes me want him to stick his dick in my mouth so I can bite the repulsive little thing off. He’s talking about Riddick. Cutter nods my head for me using his greased, stained hands, his fingernails so dirty I gag at the sight. Those hands that make me cringe every time they touch me leave my face and go right back to my hair, where he pulls me behind him across the lot while I stifle my cries of pain. Not from the gravel clawing and embedding into my skin. From the words he spits out like it’s an everyday occurrence to threaten me with the only thing that can plunder my soul. This is the first time he’s physically hurt me, which makes me realize that whatever I’m here for is the worst kind of bad.
My life is not my own anymore. It belongs to my brother, and I’m a nut job because of it. I live inside my own head, talk to myself, pretend like I’m carrying on a conversation with the one person I want with me all the time. Riddick. I stare at walls for hours upon hours of the day and night, daydreaming of a better life on the ocean, where I can roam freely. Feel the wind swaying in with the tide, my hair blowing back away from my face as I breathe in the salty air. These conscious fantasies are a young woman’s fairy tale we all wish to come true. Riddick knows how much living on the ocean means to me. He is going to kill them for thinking they can put their slimy hands on me. This will be the end to the street fighting gang war my brother seems to think he’s the king of. People stay clear of Jesse Barrick for a reason. He’s maniacal crazy. Certifiably teetering on the edge of insanity. And whatever his reasons are for mistreating me have crazed him out to the point where I’m tumbling over the edge first.
Riddick is a highly emotional book that takes us on quite a journey. A journey of deciet, hidden secrets, painful truths, and a love that never died.
Riddick lost his mother at a young age, and her last words left him confused for years, until he met HER and knew exactly what his mother had been telling him. Cora was the sister of his family's enemy, but he only saw her. They fell in love, against the odds, and had planned to find a way to be together forever, but then it all went wrong and Riddick thought he'd lost her for good. He lived the rest of his life mourning her, wishing he'd been able to prevent her loss and hoping that she hadn't suffered.
Cora was happy, content in her good news, excited to share it with the man she loved, when suddenly she was in serious trouble, set before her brother making impossible demands and threatening the very man she loved more than anything if she didn't acquisece. Left beaten and broken, Cora had to escape town without delay and without telling Riddick anything. Cora lived her life, raising her son, keeping away from home and doing everything in her power to have a normal life; but something was always missing.
Years later, Cora and Riddick find themselves living right next door to each other, and the truth starts coming out. Where they'd been, what they'd done, the hows and the whys, and with each truth spoken, with each detail given, more questions came as did a vow for justice. Riddick and Cora had a lot to discuss and work through, but I really enjoyed how there was no real anger, no recriminations over what neither could have prevented. I loved watching as Riddick and Cora and their son, Ethan got to know each other in the present and learn to become the family they should have always been.
I really liked the suspense element of WHY this happened. Why was Cora seperated from not just Riddick but the town she'd grown up in? What was going on there? My mind flipped through scenario after scenario and that pushed me deeper into the story with a need to be sated with the answers. I loved both Cora and Riddick for their strength, their determination, and the way they saw so much in each other. The side characters in the story, from Cora's new family to Riddick's work friends all brought something to the story. Ethan also made a great addition, I loved how he looked after his mother, how she had been enough, but when he had a father, he wanted to know him, to share with him.
From anger and tears, to peace and happiness, this book ran the gamut on my emotions. Knowing that Cora and Riddick went through their own private hells before finding one another again was painful, but it was also a beautiful part of their relationship, because through it all, they never lost the love they felt for one another. Cora never stopped wanting to protect Riddick and Ethan, and Riddick never stopped wanting to avenge Cora.
There's a lot more that occured in this book, but I'm not going to give it all away, you need to grab a copy of Riddick and find out what happens. Discover the rest of the secrets and find out if the love between Cora and Riddick can win over a past filled with pain and lies.
About the Author:
Amazon Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband Tony where they have two grown sons.
After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.
She now writes full time.
She's a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.
She's a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!
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