Having just been expelled from college, Sam has no business digging for Grayson’s secrets while she’s hiding her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to tear down his walls. Each barrier she busts through drops one of her own, though, and she’s not prepared for the truth: another woman laid claim to Grayson’s heart long ago.
Falling in love is something neither Grayson nor Sam can afford, and when that line is crossed and secrets are exposed, they’ll learn that sometimes it’s the answered prayers that will put you through hell.
There is never a dull moment while reading this book and while so much is covered, the true beauty of this book is in it's heart. The characters and story flow so effortlessly that's it completely sucks the reader in to their world while simultaneously treating you to an emotional roller coaster. Up and down you go as you meet and fall in love with brooding Gray (who has strong and silent to a T) as he meets Samantha, his squall, and is then forced to choose. His past or his future?
This book is jammed packed with tons of drama, heartbreaking events, amazing chemistry in and out of the sheets, a little mystery, and plenty of heart. By about halfway through I was on Cloud 9 but as all readers know happy endings 50% through the book aren't realistic. Something's coming.
A few pages later there it was, all bittersweet and poetic. The true wrench in what would have been a love story wrapped up in a pretty little bow. But, Ms. Yarros doesn't write pretty little romances. Her stories are gut-wrenching, that leave you questioning will they or won't they, rooting for that elusive happily ever after even when all hope seems lost and in the end leaves you believing in the true love stories they represent.
Do yourself a favor, grab up a copy of Beyond What Is Given and get ready to fall completely in love with Samantha & Grayson as they learn about fighting and faith.