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The Girl In The Closet

(Southern Heroes #2)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  9 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

Escaping an unthinkable nightmare, I’m given a second chance at life. Cole Trenton is the first person to look past the broken girl. But the moment I give him my heart he leaves.

Secrets never stay buried, and mine returns with a vengeance.
Cole walks back into my life when I need him most. He shows me how to be strong, that monsters only have the power you give them.

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Expected publication: November 28th 2018
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KA Graham
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Girl in the Closet (Southern Heroes 2)
by Michelle Heard

☆☆☆5 stars☆☆☆

Birdie has lived her life in the shadows. Never wanting to get close to anyone, fearing her past will come back to wreak havoc on the ones she loves. She's beyond guarded and her walls are higher and thicker than anything you can imagine. For good reason, of course.

Cole has always loved Birdie, but when he enlists in the military, what he thought he might have with her is thrown away in one night. Years later, he comes back
Leeann Van Rensburg
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Every since reading Emma and Aiden's story I was always curious about Cole...and what I got was so much more than I could ever imagine.

Berdie is a broken girl, a damaged girl to never allow love In cause the "boogman" will always be there to take them away from her. But Berdie did fall in love, but no one could know so she pushed Cole away to protect him. She had her own demons to fight first before she could let him in

Cole Saw something special in Berdie, he knew she had a t
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book in this series! Dark. Gritty. Emotional. The story itself was really interesting and different. Made you want to keep reading and find out what happens. I loved both characters. I wish they weren’t apart for so long! But when they get back together it’s like they didn’t spend any time apart. They were just great together. Teared up a little in a few spots. I was wondering though how she actually got the nick name Birdie though. Overall a really great book with a happy ending!!
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Girl In The Closet is a gut-wrenchingly beautiful story. You are hooked and invested in the characters right from the beginning. Being able to witness Birdie and Cole grow, mature and overcome so much heart break is truly a privilege. This is definitely a dark read, but it is written
in a way that is respectful to the trauma described. Absolutely breathtaking. Highly recommended. I would give more than 5 stars if possible!
Jennifer  Kress
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Birdie and Cole are both young when they meet. She's very shy, and he isn't sure what that means. At least not towards him. But she carries a secret. One that she can't and won't share. Her childhood was like a horror movie come to life. While Cole's was the complete opposite. Thinking that there's no hope for their relationship Cole and his best friend join the Marines. Birdie is devastated to learn her secret crush is heading off, maybe forever. Still unwilling to share her secret she gives hi ...more
Paula D
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heartbreaking, intense and beautiful and loving those four words describe this book. Birdie is afraid of the monster daily but having Cole come back maybe she can see the light again and not the dark. Cole is going through so much but the one person he needs to make him see the light is hurting as well. Two people that need each other so the closet stays close forever. Amazing story. Only thing I do wish is that we had more glimpse to Birdies past. 4/5 stars
Heidi Mowry
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Birdie ( Bridget) had a terribly devastating childhood. With a father that hurt her and the scars she has emotionally and physically were hard to read. Then there is Cole who had his eyes on Birdie in high school. He too has scars coming back from war. These two together just work. They need each other in so many ways. When Birdies past comes back to haunt her Cole is there to protect her. This is a raw emotional read. I loved every second of it
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Other books in the series

Southern Heroes (6 books)
  • The Ocean Between Us (Southern Heroes, #1)
  • All The Wasted Time (Southern Heroes #3)
  • The Lies We Tell Ourselves (Southern Heroes #4)
  • We Were Lost (Southern Heroes #5)
  • The Fire Between Us (Southern Heroes #6)