Ty Jaden isn't what society needs. At twenty-six, he's a charismatic and intense heroin dealer turned user who landed himself in jail. Now he's out, clean and just wants to get away from the city that is still his prison. But it won't happen when powerful men have a vested interest in making sure he continues his trade. So, now he has a plan: keep his head low, do what is expected of him, ignore all distractions and wait for his opportunity to finally get away. What he doesn’t need is to get involved.
Mary Flynn is a doe-eyed small town woman trying to make the world a better place by volunteering at a Minneapolis Safe Works chapter and teaching at-risk youth. Mary, an angel with inner fire and intimidating intelligence, is trying to save the world from people like Ty. He didn’t want to drag her into his world, but like a moth to flame, she was drawn to him.
Like an angel, she might just be his redemption.
I didn't read Facile's first book, Across the Hall, but Cure For Pain can be read as a standalone. Since this is the first book I've read from this author, I wasn't sure what to expect. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Ty is a heroine addict, junkie, dealer, convict - a guy looking for a break. Facile doesn't pull any punches with Ty's background, or any other topic that is usually dealt with kid gloves.
Mary is nice - a bit too nice in my opinion. She's good for Ty, if she can see him for who he is and not what he was. It's a layered love story that compelled me to take my time, peeling back the layers one by one as Facile revealed them to me. I appreciated the candor of the subject matter, the complexity of the characters and how everything weaved together into a really engrossing read. Definitely a book I would recommend!
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