December 16, 2014

Title: Law of Moses
Author: Amy Harmon
Publisher: self-published
Published: November 27, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Synopsis: If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare.

Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.

It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.

And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.

And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all…a love story.

What a beautiful, refreshing story about love, learning to love, healing, and letting go. The first half of this book truly set the scene and captured my interest…but it was the second half of this book that really drew me in and I felt as if I lived in the pages as well.

The plot was like the synopsis said….but yet it was more so much more than that. I don’t really want to say anything else because I feel like the story is enjoyable when you read it without knowing what to expect, just enjoy it for what it is. Trust me.

Georgia was a strong leading heroine and I loved that she was always honest and went for what she wanted. Even when she didn’t get it, she never gave up. On the other hand we had quiet, brooding, and gorgeous Moses. Moses was fascinating. I couldn’t get enough of him. While I liked Georgia a lot, it was all about Moses for me. He was the one who drew me into this story and truly made me keep turning the pages. While we got in his head a little bit, he never allowed us all the way in, and I was dying to find out his true thoughts and I am pretty sure I could see his paintings. It wasn’t until he found happiness that he shared more and let his walls down.

The relationship was there, and I could feel the pull these two had towards each other on a deep soulful level, but somehow I never got totally in their moment. I know they loved each other, but I never got chills and heart flutters. I did get that it was a profound love though, and yes, I really did feel that with my whole heart. It was a beautiful love.

While I enjoyed the two main characters I want you to know that I also loved Tag. In a turn of events he became Moses’s best friend. He was funny, yet deep and thoughtful. He was also fiercely loyal. I wouldn’t mind if he got his own story so I could find out if he gets his own HEA. Here’s to hoping! Please, Ms. Harmon??

The mystery of the girls was obvious yet I never guessed it and I don’t know why. Maybe because I was so engrossed in the rest of the story! I was worried for Georgia but somehow I knew she would be ok. I had faith that Moses would protect her…somehow.

The ending came full circle and I got my HEA. It was a long road, but a real road, and well worth the wait. If it had happened quickly it wouldn’t have felt believable. And my friends, this was so believable.

Rec it? Absolutely positively YES. An emotional ride, one that brings a lot of people to tears because it is really, really good and touching. If you have read other Amy Harmon books you will love this, and it’s a must for your TBR.

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