Published by Self-Published on April 5, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.
The book synopsis doesn’t give me much to go on so I felt like I was walking into this book blindly, not knowing what to expect. Although I just knew that anything coming form Tarryn Fisher’s creative mind would be something special and from the very first chapters my assumption was correct. Every sentence, every paragraph, every chapter was just that – exceptional.
Mud Vein defied so many gold standards in the romances of today that I couldn’t help but feel awestruck by its depth and complexity. Our heroine Senna isn’t like any character I’ve come across before. She is broken and damaged literally from the inside out. When the heavens was handing out life’s hardships Senna seemed to have been given more than everyone else.
She could have cracked at any time and sometimes she was at that very brink but every single time she was at that point in her life Isaac pulled her back from the edge. Until that fateful morning Isaac was no one to her . He was a mere stranger yet even if he was just that their souls recognized each other. Isaac noticed immediately who she was to him. Senna knew deep within too but rather than acting on it she pushed him away.
Their story should have ended there but someone was out to make them work. At any cost, even through pain and suffering this person tested the pair,proving to them that what they felt for each other was real. When Senna finally comes to that realization fate steps in again and its all too late.
“I did not choose you, and you did not choose me. Someone chose for us. The snow covered me, and you covered me, and in that house – in pain , and cold, and hunger – I accepted unconditional love. You are my truth, Isaac, and you set me free…”
After all that they have been through, I needed (no, demanded) a happy ending and it was upsetting that I didn’t get what I wanted. Hours after finishing the book, digesting and absorbing it all in I finally understood why it had to end that way.While my heart was aching, my mind was reeling from the profound message brought on by this story. I find it difficult to explain how deeply I feel about this book but if you asked me to describe it in one word, what comes to mind is simply “beautiful.”
Mud Vein was one of those books that you either loved or hated. In my case, no matter how depressing it ended – I unquestionably loved it! I thought it was terrific how T.F. acknowledges the prowess one of the best selling geniuses of our time and as I was reading her sentence I was thinking… “Tarryn Fisher – You. Are. The. F’. GENIUS!”