Book Review Credence by Penelope Douglas

Jan 162020

Credence by Penelope Douglas

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Douglas comes a new standalone…

Tiernan de Haas doesn’t care about anything anymore. The only child of a film producer and his starlet wife, she’s grown up with wealth and privilege but not love or guidance. Shipped off to boarding schools from an early age, it was still impossible to escape the loneliness and carve out a life of her own. The shadow of her parents’ fame followed her everywhere.

And when they suddenly pass away, she knows she should be devastated. But has anything really changed? She’s always been alone, hasn’t she?

Jake Van der Berg, her father’s stepbrother and her only living relative, assumes guardianship of Tiernan who is still two months shy of eighteen. Sent to live with him and his two sons, Noah and Kaleb, in the mountains of Colorado, Tiernan soon learns that these men now have a say in what she chooses to care and not care about anymore. As the three of them take her under their wing, teach her to work and survive in the remote woods far away from the rest of the world, she slowly finds her place among them.

And as a part of them.

She also realizes that lines blur and rules become easy to break when no one else is watching.

One of them has her.

The other one wants her.

But he…

He’s going to keep her.

*Credence is a new adult standalone novel suitable for readers 18+.

Title: Credence
Author: Penelope Douglas
Publication Date: January 13, 2020
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (485 pages)
Rating: 10/10

I needed some time for myself after the rollercoaster that this book has been, especially to put words into my head to write this review.

Fair warning, it’s a little bit taboo and a darkish book, so if you’re not into her writing style, it’s not your coup of tea.

BUT I loved it. I enjoy her twisted creative style and how mind-blowing her stories are.

She has become one of my go-to authors ever since I’ve read her Fall Away Series. Fun fact, JT Racing is mentioned in this one, a small detail that brought a smile on my face… and a chill down my spine.

I don’t want to give any spoilers, if you read this review and you’re not trigger warned, go in blind. This was my approach on this book and I had no idea where the journey would take me.

I still can’t put into words all the things that rush out at once, because honestly, I don’t know where to begin. I feel a lot and I want to scream and ask what the F is going on?… but you keep on going and trusting Pen to deliver. And she will.

Tiernan de Haas will go to her Uncle Jake’s cabin after the death of her parents. He is not blood related and neither are his sons.

The blurb says:
“One of them has her.

The other one wants her.

But he…

He’s going to keep her.”

Now, it totally makes sense, but if you haven’t read the book, I will let you guess. 1 girl, 3 men and it’s not RH.

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