Saturday, November 8, 2014

Finding Zach by @RowanSpeedwell @dreamspinners #REVIEW #ULTIMATEINDULGENCE

Finding Zach, Rowan Speedwell, Dreamspinner Press
For five years, Zach Tyler, son of one of the worlds richest software moguls, was held hostage, tortured, and abused. When he is rescued at last from the Venezuelan jungle, he is physically and psychologically shattered, but he slowly begins to rebuild the life he should have had before an innocent kiss sent him into hell. His childhood best friend David has lived those years with overwhelming guilt and grief. Every relationship David has tried has fallen apart because of his feelings for a boy he thought dead. When Zach is rescued, David is overjoyed and then crushed when Zach shuts him out. Two years later, David returns home, and he and Zach must come to terms with the rift between them, what they feel for each other, and what their future could hold. But Zach has secrets, and one of them might well destroy their fragile love.




REVIEW:
Let me just say when you start this book be someplace comfortable because you will not want to move until it is done. This is one of those stories that isn't an easy read but it is so worth it. If you like your stories chock full of emotion than this is one for you.

At fifteen years old Zach is kidnapped while going to visit his aunt in Cost Rica. The next five years are hell here on earth for him and the fact that he survives is a miracle.

David was Zach's best friend. The two were inseparable even though David is a few years older than Zach. When Zach kisses David it triggers a lot of emotions in the then eighteen year old. The fear of that emotion is what has David agreeing with Zach's parents that sending Zach away for a bit of maturing might be the best thing. Then the unthinkable happens and Zach is taken and David thinks he is dead.

Coming home might be harder to live through than the last 5 years.

This was one of those books that left me completely wrung out. I felt like I had run an emotional marathon. Yes there is hurt and anger and devastation, but there is also hope and love and strength. So much strength. Not just from Zach but his parents and David too. This journey isn't easy on any of them.

This book is tragically beautiful and one that I will definitely recommend.



RATING: 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.  This book was given to us by the publisher. Many thanks.

 
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