Chaos Remains (Greenstone Security #4) by Anne Malcom


My story isn’t unique.
Isn’t rare.
Which is, I guess, what makes it so sad.
The story about a girl who falls in love with the wrong man, lured by tender gazes, devoted promises and gentle touches. The gentle touches disappear and she’s held captive with ugly insults and brutal beatings.
It’s common, this story. My past.
I can’t change the past.
I wouldn’t even if I could.
The ugliness of my past gave me a future worth living for.
Worth dying for.
It gave me a reason to fight. To escape.
That was my mistake. Thinking girls like me could have a choice.
I wasn’t given many promises in my life that weren’t broken, but chaos is a constant promise, always kept, never broken.
He comes amongst the chaos. Amongst the ugly.
He doesn’t promise a way out. He definitely doesn’t promise peace. But he gives me the opportunity for a different ending to my story.

ellie’s $0.02:

Anne is one of those authors that can just write pretty. You know what I mean? We can all write the word pretty. See? I just did twice. But she writes PRETTY.

The few times when I’m asked for recommendations for reads and they want a pretty-writing read? Malcom is hands down one that I always recommend.

Anyway. I’m sick of the word pretty.

Aside from that part of Malcom, this book is stunning. And I mean STUNNING. Like I’ve tried to write a review a few times and it just keeps coming out as:

Wow. Wow. WOW.

And then you’re reading that like, “K. Cool review, guess I’ll go buy that book.”

But really you should. It is emotional. It is breathtaking. It makes you feel things. It is STUNNINGLY laid out and told.

Oh and I think the main guy character is pretty hot too.

Boom. You’re sold, huh?