These are my Happily Ever After Novel Thoughts…
Let me start by saying I’m only giving this book 3.5 stars. It wasn’t a bad book but it was borderline boring. Before anyone starts yelling at me for this, remember, this is MY honest review.
The story was long and drawn out, containing a great deal of fluff. It also had me confused but not in a way that I was happy about. I had to reread a few sections because it didn’t make sense to me the first time.
Being a mom, I hope to never to have to face a reality where my child is kidnapped. I don’t know that I would have had the strength to continue on. I’d like to think I’d be out turning over every stone, but my reality is, I wouldn’t be able function properly. I also hope to never have to deal with such gripping despair Rayne was facing. A low that deep would be a major battle to win. I have a high tolerance to physical pain, but emotional pain cripples me. I don’t know if I’d survive such traumas.
But, overall, this story felt flat and anti-climactic. The saving grace in this to me was the emphasis placed on family.
Grab you a copy, keep an open mind, and search for a Happily Ever After.
Recommended for mature readers due to strong language and graphic violence.
Rayne Kilpatrick has everything. A job she’s dreamed of since a little girl. The perfect house. And a man she loves and is about to marry… Until he never returns from a humanitarian mission.
Gone. Disappeared. Vanished.
When footage of his gruesome murder by a Muslim extremist group is shown across the country and around the globe, she wants the person responsible for the disappearance of the man she loves to pay. She wants him to lose the one person who means the world to him, too, and she won’t stop until he does.
Alexander Burnham has everything… Finally. A job he enjoys where he can actually make a difference in the world. The perfect woman who he’s loved his entire life. And the most beautiful daughter a father could ask for… Until he walks into her bedroom one morning to find it empty.
Gone. Disappeared. Vanished.
It’s a race against the clock for Alexander to put the pieces together and find out who has taken his daughter and what they want from him. As information comes to light, he is forced to bury the guilt he feels after losing his fellow team member and focus instead on finding and saving his daughter…
Before it’s too late.
Vanished can be read in conjunction with or separate from the Beautiful Mess series.
T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a USA Today Bestselling author of the Beautiful Mess series, in addition to several other works. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog, and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). In late 2015, she gave birth to her first (and only) baby. When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or chasing her daughter around the house.
T.K. Leigh is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. All publishing inquiries, including audio, foreign, and film rights, should be directed to her.