Because You’re Mine

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for sending me an advanced copy of Rea Frey’s novel Because You’re Mine. 

“Single mother Lee has the daily routine down to a science: shower in six minutes. Cut food into perfect squares. Never leave her on-the-spectrum son Mason in someone else’s care. She’ll do anything—anything—to keep his carefully constructed world from falling apart. Do anything to keep him safe.

But when her best friend Grace convinces her she needs a small break from motherhood to recharge her batteries, Lee gives in to a weekend trip. Surely a long weekend away from home won’t hurt?

Noah, Mason’s handsome, bright, charismatic tutor—the first man in ages Lee’s even noticed—is more than happy to stay with him.

Forty-eight hours later, someone is dead.

But not all is as it seems. Noah may be more than who he claims to be. Grace has a secret—one that will destroy Lee. Lee has secrets of her own that she will do anything to keep hidden.

As the dominoes begin to fall and the past comes to light, perhaps it’s no mystery someone is gone after all…” – Goodreads

Let me start by sharing with you this book is dark, it is twisty and it is full of some incredibly heavy topics. Before you begin reading Because You’re Mine, please take a moment to read the authors ‘note to readers’. Trigger warning, there are graphic details regarding a sexual assault within the pages of this book. But, again, please read the authors note, it is an important piece to this novel.

I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning because this book had me hooked from the very first page. Seriously… I couldn’t put it down. I had to know what happened that weekend away and why.

There are three words that I think perfectly sum up my thoughts on Because You’re Mine, they are; whirlwind, whiplash, brilliant. There were so many twists and character revelations that I often had to sit back and think about whether or not I saw it coming.

Just when I thought the book was over, I realized that there were still 100 pages left and I thought what could happen in 100 pages? Oh, don’t you worry, EVERYTHING could happen and it did. 

Rea Frey, you have made a new fan. I am anxious to read whatever brilliant book you read next. 

Thank you, again, to St. Martin’s Press for gifting me this incredible book. 

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