Stockholm by Leigh Lennon
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Stockholm is such an emotional rollercoaster! I’m sitting here trying to explain this book to my husband but can’t seem to explain it very well. So many things are happening in every direction and it has my feelings feeling like they are on the worst roller coaster ride ever, but in a good way. I don’t think I can adequately summarize this book. You really are going full throttle from the first page. So many things. First off. Mikayla. I love her so hard, I think I have a crush on her! She’s so strong and so vulnerable all at the same time. She’s been through some shit. Some pretty heavy shit, yet she overcomes it with grace. I feel for her position. Secrets that have been buried and now they are out when she’s kidnapped, but only to her and her captor. These secrets shouldn’t have been hidden, I kinda blame the adults for not noticing. (Normally I wouldn’t say that, but if you read it you may see my POV. The adults are the kind that don’t believe everything is not perfect.) Mikayla is a victim but she owns it. Nolan is I’m not even sure yet. He’s dreamy and sweet, but he is also a kidnapper. Like Mikayla, my love for him grew gradually.
I wrote the above paragraph half way through the book. Now that I finished it, all I can say is omg. Just wow. I’m completely blown away. I can’t say much because one little thing can spoil the entire book. But I honestly did not see the end coming.
Honestly Stockholm was a complete mind feck. Totally, completely, wholly. Whatever word you want to use. It was a mind feck, but in the most beautiful way. I’m going to be left feeling from this one for a long time. I see it now. The intricate lives and world Leigh Lennon created had me so messed up. One moment I’m gasping in shock, the next I’m laughing, the next I’m crying, then I’m happy. It was such a mix of feelings that I’ll be left with a huge book hangover. Stockholm will surprise you, read it and bask in the hangover. I know I will.
Alberta, Canada, with no recollection of how she got there.
instant chemistry between them. The man she only knows as Nolan insists he’s
her protector, but lives by his own unique moral compass.
looks at her, ignite her body and soul. No matter how hard Mikayla fights
their unmistakable connection they share, she begins to fall for him, and a new
woman is created in her place.
shattering loss. When letters suddenly start appearing from Mikayla,
twelve years later, they are left wondering why she’d choose her abductor over
her own family.
mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in
education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She
lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. Her imaginary
friends become real on her pages as she creates a world for them. She loves
pretty nails, spikey hair and large earrings. Leigh can be found drinking
coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.