Set Me Free
Publication date: July 8th 2016
Genres: Gothic, New Adult, Romance
Miranda Lewis is desperate to get away from her controlling ex–so desperate she leaves him in the middle of the night. She ends up on a remote island off the Maine coast, where she befriends a bubbly shopkeeper, Claire, and becomes fascinated with Claire’s son, big, brooding Owen Larsen, a woodworker who keeps to himself. Even the friendliest locals here are secretive–and Owen is at the center of their secrets.
Still, Miranda loves the salt air, the craggy coastline, and, most of all, the work of the island’s beloved local painter, Suzanna White. Miranda wants to stay–to claim a life of her own, to paint again. But the longer she stays, the more her fascination with Owen increases. Why is there a painting of his stern, handsome face in the art gallery by the beach? And why is everyone so afraid of him?
Sarah’s 3-star Review
Set Me Free was a bit of a departure for me, as far as the style and genres I typically read. It had a little bit everything: drama, romance, suspense, paranormal. It kept me engaged for the most part and had me questioning almost everything and every person in the book. It’s been weeks since I read it and I am still unsure of exactly how I feel about the book.
The main characters were pretty well developed, I felt like I had a pretty decent handle on them and how they were growing and changing throughout the book. The secondary characters were a little more stagnant, but still fairly well developed. The plot was what still has me off-kilter. It was good, well-developed, it was just a bit, let’s go with, strange. I have no other way to put it. There are so many tiny, seemingly inconsequential things, that when put together add up to a very odd town, a very odd situation. Though I know how the book ends, I know who did what and why, I still feel like there is something I missed. Not in a bad way though. I have a feeling this is one of those books that I could read over and over and never quite discover all of the strands that connect each web to another.
Hello! I’m London, a writer, lawyer, and life-long New Englander. I write all flavors of romance, from surreal fantasy romances to raw gritty contemporaries. I also write across the gender and sexuality spectrums. Everything I write is a little bit funny, a little bit sad, and probably kind of strange.
You might know me from Wattpad–my Wattpad Featured Read, Set Me Free, a Gothic romance, will be released as an ebook and in print in summer 2016.
My gritty erotic romance, Breathe, is currently being serialized on Radish, a free app. It will be released in ebook/print as well sometime after Set Me Free.