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Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite
High powered attorney Will Remmond is used to fleeting relationships that always take a backseat to the abused women and children he fights for in the courtroom. When he met Max, however, that all changed and he is willing to fight to keep her in his life. And fight is exactly what he will have to do because the demons Max struggles with are threatening to take her away into the darkness. Taking place a year after the vicious murder of her best friend Josie, An Early Frost follows Will as he muddles through the Family Court system trying to protect sweet Alexa Reynolds and her mom Brandi from their psychotic tormentor recently released from prison. Author Jenna Brooks has produced a heart-wrenching follow-up to October Snow. Again dealing with the issue of domestic violence and its aftermath, she has woven a great deal of depth and emotion into this story.
What is so fantastic about An Early Frost is the way in which Jenna Brooks handles the topic of domestic violence. It doesn’t read like a PSA on the perils of staying in a violent relationship, but rather it perfectly illustrates how long and far-reaching the damage can be, how it presents itself over the years and how hard it can be to overcome. Max is the perfect example of this. After watching the brutal murder or suicide of her best friends, plus the years of abuse she experienced as a child, she is stuck in a dark place and unable and unsure how to get back. But unlike your typical DV narrative, An Early Frost lets us see the determination of Max and Will to hold on and fight for the love they have finally found. Emerging from the darkness is its own reward and left me feeling relieved and proud as though Max and Will were my own friends. Just like October Snow, this story evokes a ton of emotions from outrage and hate to love and sadness. A riveting read that will keep you on edge.