“She is broken, and all I want do do is mend her.” ~ Dr. Preston Montgomery
Ava Harrison’s Transference left me breathless, shaken and pondering the content of this terrific journey long after I finished the last page of this exciting, thought-provoking novel.
Transference makes you think long and hard about the topic of mental illness and how the physical and mental impact of the disease can debilitate one’s mind, body and soul. At the same time, it is a story of vindication, redemption and overcoming personal demons when the odds of doing do seem insurmountable.
Quite frankly, Transference is an inspiration.
It tells the story of Eve Hamilton, a troubled young woman who experiences a traumatic loss that leads to panic attacks and horrific nightmares. She meets Dr. Preston Montgomery, a psychologist who is immediately intrigued by the circumstances that have provoked her mental state due to his own mysterious background.
Ms. Harrison does a fabulous job taking you deep into the heart of Eve’s illness. The vivid portrayal of her panic attacks makes parts of this book a struggle to read, but that is proof of the author’s talent as a writer. Harrison describes the intricacies of Eve’s condition and the way that it has affected her thought process in a deeply moving and emotionally profound way that is truly heartbreaking.
“Sadness can break a person. It can make a home inside you, slowly building a wall around your soul.”~ Eve
“The pain inside me roars out in a silent scream. Like ice spreading through my veins and numbing me to the outside world. Sucking me under, until all is gone.”~ Eve
Preston begins treating Eve, and the lines between the doctor and patient relationship quickly become blurred when they realize that they are attracted to each other.
What I loved about this book is the fact that it is a slow burn that grabs hold of you from Eve and Preston’s very first session and does not let you go until the book’s riveting conclusion.
Preston knows that he risks his professional reputation and license to practice as a therapist if he crosses the line and becomes romantically involved with Eve; even so, he cannot bring himself to resist the allure of his beautiful,troubled patient.
“I was warned in graduate school this could happen. That one day a patient could walk in and knock me on my ass. Make me rethink everything I believed about myself. But what I feel surpasses all that. What I feel threatens everything I know, because this isn’t some hunger I need to quench.”~ Preston
As I was reading I was reminded of the biblical story of Adam and Eve, two people who knew the ramifications of sampling a piece of fruit that was off-limits but were unable to resist a small taste of the forbidden.
This is romance, not erotica.
Transference is emotional and heartfelt. Enlightening and poignant in a way that blew my mind and left an impression deep in my soul.
I cannot say enough good things about this sensational book.
That is this bookworm’s final word.
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The nightmares find me.
They steal my breath, slowly suffocating me.
I want it to stop.
He’s supposed to help me.
Instead, he evokes something forbidden.
I know I should run.
But I can’t.
I’ve made my choice.
I want him.
There’s only one problem…
He’s my therapist.
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Ava Harrison is a New Yorker, born and bred.
When she’s not journaling her life, you can find her window shopping, cooking dinner for her family, or curled up on her couch reading a book.
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