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Tragic Love

(Sulfur Heights #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  606 ratings  ·  116 reviews
“From the moment I locked eyes with hers, we've had this undeniable connection that was and will always be wicked. A love that would literally kill me if it didn't survive, but lately, could kill me if it did.” ~Drake Evans.

For Drake and Presley, life has handed them more challenges than any one person should ever face in a lifetime. Together, they've survived Presley’s c
Paperback, 284 pages
Published November 6th 2013 by Createspace (first published November 5th 2013)
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Kristin Campbell
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cd_authors, favorites
I needed some recuperation time before I started this review.

The first thing I will say is, Melissa, you are my f-ing hero right now. It takes a lot of courage to write what you did. This is a story that needs to be told. Wow... *crying* again

There is so much sad/bad, sadder/badder (I know that's not a word) and saddest/baddest things that happen in this book, it's unreal. Just when you think things start looking up *SLAM* more heartache.

At first, I was disappointed in Presley. I thought, as di
M.S. Brannon
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It's finally LIVE!!! Time to fall in love with Drake and Presley's story.
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gosh. I have so many feels after reading this. My heart hurts, but I'm so.. soo in love with the Sulfur Heights series. I loved Tragic Love. M.S. Brannon has completely captivated me with her characters and their stories. I absolute love every member of the Evan’s family. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first because Drake and Presley were present in Scarred Love and I thought I already knew their story. I thought a lot of the book would be recapping what I already kind of knew from Pres ...more
Margaux Espinosa
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
*received copy from author for honest review*
Holy WOW! I cannot believe how amazing this book is, M.S. Brannon is an incredibly talented writer. I have to be completely honest, I purchased the first book in this series, "Scarred Love", because I wanted to know what I was going to be reading about before I started "Tragic Love". I was sucked right in and couldn't put it down, after reading "Scarred Love", I instantly fell in love with ALL of the characters that make up this amazing family. I jus
Secretly Adorkable Readers
Wow, I am emotionally WRECKED right now with snot & tears. I had to ponder a day or so before writing my review. Lets just say this book fits its title "Tragic Love".

It starts around 2 yrs later from Scarred Love. This is Drake Evans and Presley Quinn's story.

This series is not for the faint of heart. You have to understand by reading a novel from any author, we cannot always get a HEA. I know that a lot of people use reading to escape but we do need to keep it interesting. I love Brannon's
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I would rate this book a 4.5! Just like the first book in this series, this one grabbed me. I love the relationships between these colorful characters. This book demonstrates that you don't have to be a conventional family to be a family. This story centers around Drake and Presley. They have a very deep love and connection for such a young couple. Presley has lived through a lot of hardships in her young life - her parents died, she was abused by her uncle, and she has always suffered from depr ...more
Kimberly Updike
Jun 08, 2014 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review. You are introduce to the entire Evans family in the first book called Scarred Love. In this book we explore the love of Presley and Drake. Presley like Darcie suffered abuse and pain. This book follows may teenage issues that can arise with a romance and downfalls, I do not want to give anything away for those who want to read the book. I will say that this book is more grown up than Scarred Love is and is a heart-wrenching read form both D ...more
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well OMFG !!! I'm a blubbering mess I've never felt more emotion in a book than I did with this I mean I thought the first was heart wrenching but this was raw what a amazingly wrote book and story hard hitting but utterly amazing I love this author and I now love her more sorry to sound Zappy but this is a great read drake and the beautiful Presley I'm not gonna say anything because you need to read this book I don't want to give anything away but remember to have tissues with you they are need ...more
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
To say love conquers all doesn't accurately describe Presley and Drake. I do feel love their love is the reason two such young kids could survive the horror Presley endured at the hands of her uncle.

This writer takes you on a journey of emotional highs and lows that only can occur in the gritty town of Sulfur Heights. It is impossible to read this book without feeling the emotions the ccharacters are experiencing. This amazing story will suck you in from the beginning and have you eagerly antic
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cd_authors
I'm a little numb as I write this review. This was a book that was both hard to read and impossible to set down.

The author paints the emotions in such vivid detail that I found myself walking through this story with Drake and Presley. Every heartbreaking, uplifting, redeeming, tragic moment was sunk into me as the words flowed across the page to an ending that not everyone will be happy with, but is not an actual ending. Like life, it is another beginning on the heals of something unforgettable.
Roni Guzman
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. I love the story of Drake and Presley. However, there is a lot of heartache in this book so be prepared to cry. I had my popcorn and chocolate with me to make it through this book. The series is so captivating and I can't wait to read more. I would give more detail about the book but I'm afraid I might give something away and this is not one I want to ruin for anybody. But trust me when I say it was amazing.
M.L. Pahl
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about Drake and Presley? Just that this story is heartbreakingly beautiful. Brannon was able to capture the tortured pain of depression and the wondrous miracle of love that can heal and bring light those trapt in the darkness. This was definitely something I would love to reread all over again. I'll just make sure to have the kleenex ready.
Mar 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies
3.5 This was to depressing. I hated the ending. I get it but damn.
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
loved it and hated at the same time !!!
the end... just.... you know....
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it

Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

After the tragedy – Reggie and Darcie are about to get their HEA. Will Drake and Presley get theirs?

Drake may have been a womanizer, but one look at Presley and he was mesmerized. The connection and the attraction were undeniable. Theirs was a love so strong both of them thought it could conquer anything.

For a young age, both of them have been through hell and back. It was too much to handle, but both of them had survived. There were scars, most of them hav
Tracey (Life and Literature)
Love. It's a powerful emotion and can bring the strongest person to their knees, completely overtaken by it. The moment I met you, I collapsed at your feet, willing to do everything and be anything you've ever wanted.

Wow!! And I thought book one in this series was dark. But Tragic Love takes that darkness to a whole new level. How absolutely fitting is that title, because this book is filled with tragic moments. From start to finish, this story will have you wondering when these characters w
Talk about getting dark and dirty. M.S. Brannon doesn’t hold anything back when she shows how depression affects not just the one afflicted but everyone who loves them.

Presley knows all about being in a dark place. That’s basically been her life since she was a little girl. Even when she had parents who loved her, she had a sadness inside that wouldn’t go away. Battling depression, she withheld food from herself to diminish the pain, finally being institutionalized for anorexia and depression.
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If I could give Tragic Love 10 stars, I would do it!!!! I absolutely love books that are still with me after I have finished the last page, and this one ABSOLUTELY DID!!!! It is one of my all-time favorite books.
We return to Sulfur Heights for the love story of Drake and Presley that we only got a small glimpse of in Scarred Love. Presley is dealing with the aftermath of being held captive by her psychotic uncle. Even though he is dead and won’t be able to hurt her again, she is still dealing w
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brothers, angst
Tragic Love is Book 2 in the Sulfur Heights series. After reading Scarred Love (Book 1), I could not wait to read this one.

This book is Drake and Presley’s story and boy is this one heart-wrenching roller coaster ride! The story begins two years after Scarred Love ends. While the book mainly focuses on Drake and Presley, we do get some insight on the ever so quiet Jeremy as well as Jake, Presley’s best friend Delilah and of course Reggie and Darcie too.

Drake and Presley’s are in a relationship n
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.25 of 5 stars

I have to admit I wasn't really sure how much I was going to like this book, and when I finished the book, I was even more unsure of whether I liked it or not. It has been several hours since I finished and honestly, it is still consuming my thoughts, so I say that constitutes a great read! If you haven't read Scarred Love, the first book in the series, see our review here. The first book was really good too. But I have to say that if you don't enjoy some intense, happy go lucky r
Night Owl Reads
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: night-owl
Book 2 of the Sulfur Heights Series tells us the story of Drake and Presley and let me tell you, it is a totally different story than Reggie and Darcie's story.

Drake and Presley go down a real dark and scary path.... The ups and downs of teenage pregnancy and drug addiction.

The story picks up 3 years after Reggie saves her life from her crazy estranged uncle, Robert Stein, who was also Darcie's step father and the person he saved Darcie from. Reggie was granted her legal guardian and she moves
Mad about
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you read Scarred Love then you know these books have a dark, edgier nature to them and love or hate them they get to you. Sulfur Heights is the bottomless pit the Evans family have grown up in and you either sink or swim in their world but one thing is for sure and that's they always stick together.

In the previous book you read about Presleys past and the hellish time she spent with her Uncle but in this installment you see the repercuttions of those events and how they've shaped her as a per
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gritty, raw, honest, nothing is sugar coated in this story. This is a very real look at the struggles of living and finding your way in this world. Presley has survived so much in 19 years and now has to deal with the aftermath of Robert's abuse. As she works to build a relationship with Drake, all of the horror weighs her down but she is afraid to tell anyone after being ridiculed as a child for battling depression. Drake is this amazing soul that has survived neglect and found his place in the ...more
Brianna C
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, review
"There is nothing like what we have and I could never compare it to another person again. Presley and I are perfect. The love we have between us is perfect. There is nothing that will break it apart."

This is the second book in the Sulfur Heights series. I read the first, Scarred Love, earlier this month and thought it was a decent book (see full review here). I honestly did not have high hopes for this one. I was wrong. I freaking loved this book and it is honestly the first book in a long while
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
Tragic Love was exactly what the title implies and truly was an emotional roller coaster. I loved it!!! I need to go back and read Reggie and Darcie's story in book 1 and continue on with books 3 and 4 in the series now, especially with how this one ended. I was truly amazed with how many emotions I felt when reading this book.

Drake was a strong male character and will probably become even stronger in the upcoming books. He really went through a lot throughout his life but nothing seemed to pre
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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One of the most emotionally real stories I have ever read. I loved Presley and Drake but be warned this is not a sticky sweet nauseating love is real, gritty, and totally consuming. This is the second book that I have read by this talented author and I can't wait to read the rest of this series.

Drake and Presley... a tragic love story. There are many heartbreaking scenes that are hard to read but yet I was unable to put it down. I was never qu
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
This book was such an emotional rollercoaster and I loved it! Drake is such a loving and loyal person, and you fall even more in love with him in this book.
The book starts two years after where Scarred Love ends. Presley and Drake have been dating for the last year and things have gotten very serious. When Presley's friend Delilah comes to town, Presley feels like life couldn't get any better. Well besides the nightmares she's been ha
Ashley Schoen
Drake and Presley have been put through the wringer. With the abuse and torment of her Uncle still hanging over Presley's head she is having a tough time getting back to where she was. Drake is trying everything he can to help Presley but when she won't talk to him and keeps things hidden; Drake is torn apart and doesn't know what to do.

Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock gave me Tragic Love by M.S. Brannon for a review! And Thank the heavens! I don't want to say much more than that but HO
Moon Reviews
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received it in exchange of an honest review...I am still crying while i write this review... I can't believe it, i wasn't expecting any of it! What a book, what a story! A deeply emotional and truly tragic roller coster ride! So well written, with such amazing characters, the Evans family continues to touch my heart and i think this time my soul! Scarred Love was the first book with Darcie and Reggie's story and despite them still being here, they're in the backseat in this one. The truly dark ...more
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M.S. Brannon was born and raised in the Midwest. She still resides there today with her wonderful husband and son. When she is not writing or reading, M.S. Brannon spends time with her family, watching movies, and discovering new music. She writes romance because she believes love and heartache is the rawest emotion one can experience.

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“From the moment I locked eyes with hers, we've had this undeniable connection that was and will always be wicked. A love that would literally kill me if it didn't survive, but lately, could kill me if it did.” 4 likes
“The countdown is finally over and in a few short days I will have the love of my life standing in front of me. I’m terrified to look into his eyes. The last time I saw them they were bloodshot and broken. Broken because of me. Will he ever be able to mend all of his broken pieces? Will he need to be without me in order for his broken pieces to heal? I’m scared to find out, but I desperately need to know." ~Presley Quinn” 4 likes
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