Series: Low #1
Published by Self-Published on February 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
It’s hard living on the wrong side of the tracks.
Lowen Seely has a criminal record to prove it. Determined not to follow in his father’s footsteps, he fights instinct and tries honesty. But hunger becomes painful, and bills are due. Forced to choose between what is right and wrong, the boy from the hood learns abiding by the rules is nearly impossible when corruption is in your blood.
Falling for an outlaw has changed everything.
Poesy Ashby is the definition of ride or die, even when it means turning her back on freedom. The girl from the suburbs gives conformity the middle finger. Bonnie and Clyde have nothing on her love story.
On the run with consequences in the rearview mirror, Lowen and Poesy accept the truth: they are the bad guys.
But can they get away with their crimes?
Ohmygosh! This book! I freely admit I’m an angst whore, but Low takes angst to a whole new level. It is, without a doubt, the most anxiety-producing novel I’ve ever read. At one point I had to reach out and phone a friend. (Thanks, Christy, for the hand holding.)
I’ve never rooted for criminals so hard in my life, but I’ll be damned if I wasn’t behind Lowen and Poesy every step of the way. How could I not feel for a man who always tries to do the right thing, despite the crap hand life continually deals him? At least he has Poesy by his side—ever faithful, ever brave, ever loving, ever cheery. It seems like the harder they fight to stay afloat, though, the more desperate their situation becomes. Despite their circumstances, they are generous and determined.
The quality of Mary Elizabeth’s writing is exceptional, and I’m blown away by the complexity of the characters she created in Low and Poesy. This story had the power to incite such conflicting emotions within me that it stole my breath. That said, it is a tough read that may not be for everyone. It’s gritty, raw, somewhat slow in places, and honestly kind of depressing. What a rollercoaster though! I’ll definitely be reading more work by Mary Elizabeth.