What happens when you uncover years of secrets and find out everything you thought to be true was a lie?
Drew Stevens finds her world turned upside down when her parents are brutally murdered. Soon after, she learns she inherited a property in Bar Harbor, Maine from recently deceased grandparents that she believed had died when she was a baby.
Drew travels north to settle her grandparents’ estate, but finds more questions than answers as the truth starts unraveling. What she didn’t expect to find was Saint, whose reputation was as tumultuous as his past. But the very thing that brought them together was the same thing that kept them emotionally caged.
With Saint’s scars so deep and Drew’s so fresh, can the pair heal from their painful wounds or will they be pulled beneath the darkness of their pasts?
Okay...wow! Pulled Beneath is the first book that I read by Marni Mann. I'm so glad I was given the chance to review this book early.
This book was an emotional roller coaster. From the fits page to the last, my heart felt the love that the characters had for one another and my heart broke for all the heart ache that they went through. How would you react if everything that you loved was ripped right out from under you? Would you be able to let it go? Would you be able to continue without falling apart? Would you have the strength and courage to move on with your life? That's what Drew Stevens has to work through. One day you have everything and then in the blink of an eye you're alone.
When Drew's family are murder in cold blood, she is left picking up the pieces when news of family that she never knew passes, she left with secrets that she needs to reveal herself. At this point she has her best friend Gianna, helping her cope with everything. She's the support system that she needed, especially when more unrealistic news hits her. Armed with just herself and her family dog, Bella (whom I want to squeeze and hug myself) she's heading away from the warm Florida sun to the turning autumn leaves of Bar harbor Maine. When arriving, she's handed the keys to her grandparents estate and she's left making more decisions. This is where she meets Saint, Brady, and Shane.
Saint is this brooding man who is drawn to Drew, but has his own demons. She knows there's something there with Saint and despite warnings from a few local townspeople, she continues seeing him. Shane and Brady are a father and son team who begin the renovations on Drew's grandparents house. She is drawn to each of them differently. Brady tries encouraging her to join in the small town parties. She slowly starts down a spiraling downfall that she doesn't like.
With the help of her best friend Gianna she begins to slowly find her path in the new world of lies that she had stumbled into.
In Pulled Beneath, you feel connected to two people that are slowly trying to fight through heartache, lies, deception, and most importantly falling in love. What I loved most about this book is that not every scene was filled with sex. Mann didn't have to include that for you to truly feel what the characters felt. It was nice. You can feel connected to the characters in this book because what happened can happen to anyone.
This is the first book in Marni Mann's Bar Harbor series and I cannot wait to read the next one. These characters have left a mark on me that will stay with me for a long time.
“I realized I saw a similar amount of suffering in Saint’s eyes too, people in pain were drawn to each other. That is what pulled me to him”