I’m a big Melissa Pearl fan and love all of her books but “Before” is absolutely her best work to date. Even though “Before” is fiction, you can’t help believe these events actually took place. The story is heart-wrenching but the drama never overpowers the realism. And despite a horrific accident described in graphic, chilling detail, Dale survives to become a better and stronger young man who is probably the only person who has what is needed to heal a heroine with her own broken history.
November 5, 2013