Jordan's Shadow by T.R. Cupak
This story isn’t about love, like, lust, or a happily ever after. This story, my story, is about struggle, pain and suffering. Fighting to stay afloat while being pulled under by what feels like the murky and powerful undertow of the ocean. Fighting for strength I so desperately need when all I am feeling is desolate and weak. I’m a girl who exudes hatred when a normal girl of my age and pedigree should be the picture perfect portrait of love.
Alcohol consumes me. Drugs numb me. Sex for money feeds the hollow abyss deep within me. How does a soon-to-be twenty-five year old escort turn her life around when the last several years of her life has been spent traveling down a very dark path?
She became my obsession, my every thought. She is the reason I wake up in the morning, plotting, scheming, exacting a revenge she so desperately deserves. But will she take my offer once she learns my true identity; sees the darkness within me, or will she hate me for lying to her all of these years, leading her to lose herself to the drugs and alcohol that have kept her ghosts at bay? Will she be my Precious?
I can’t even begin to tell you how disturbing yet wonderful this story is.
Jordan had a great life. She was enjoying all that young ladies her age should enjoy until one night, the person she trusted took everything away from her and I mean everything.
All that is left of her is a shell. Drugs and alcohol are her life, they give her the relief she needs to numb the pain and cover the scares she bares. She isn’t shocked at her occupation, especially after all that is happened but it pays the bills and helps maintain her habit.
The Shadow- He is mysterious, a sexy voice and treats Jordan well. You might say he is a bit obsessed with her but in a good way, if that makes any sense. All he wants is for her to live the life he knows she deserved, not the life she is forced to live now. He is on a mission to avenge her so she can live out the rest of her life without the drugs, the pain, the alcohol and the horrible memories.
Jordan and the Shadow’s story is unique and filled with darkness. Their path not even remotely normal and their love for each other is like a shooting star, beautiful and fierce, mixed with fire and ice and destined to burn out.
I do not want to give anything away but this was a tragic love story. Definitely not for the faint of heart. In the end you will be cursing and thinking, they endured all of that bullshit and then it ends like this? At the same time the ending makes sense, it is perfect and disturbing. It isn’t your typical HEA, which again, I loved.
T.R. Cupak, as tragic and disturbing as their story is, it is also so beautiful and heartwarming.