on January 1st 1970
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It’s hard living on the wrong side of the tracks.
Lowen Seely has a criminal record to prove it. Determined not to follow in his father’s footsteps, he fights instinct and tries honesty. But hunger becomes painful, and bills are due. Forced to choose between what is right and wrong, the boy from the hood learns abiding by the rules is nearly impossible when corruption is in your blood.
Falling for an outlaw has changed everything.
Poesy Ashby is the definition of ride or die, even when it means turning her back on freedom. The girl from the suburbs gives conformity the middle finger. Bonnie and Clyde have nothing on her love story.
On the run with consequences in the rearview mirror, Lowen and Poesy accept the truth: they are the bad guys.
But can they get away with their crimes?
‘A crime and passion contemporary romance with heart. Bonnie and Clyde eat your heart out. Exhilarating, sexy and unstoppable. A must read!’ – Kelly, Perusing Princesses
To say this book is unique would be an understatement, to relate it to anything else I’ve read is impossible because LOW is completely incomparable. Mary Elizabeth has taken the literary bull by the horns with this one and delivered a hard-hitting, exhilarating and satisfying read that has you championing the bad guys. I love a bad boy and as much as Lowen is the criminal, his girlfriend Poesy is the backbone; the glue that holds their relationship together and one that is absolutely golden. Their love is powerful and sincere and it gave this book the edge it needed, a balm that soothed through the darker times, because even criminals can love.
But sometimes being a criminal isn’t a choice we make, it’s a case of becoming one to survive, such as the case of the young Lowen. Growing up in poverty is never an easy feat, having to steal to survive a bitter pill to swallow but it’s better than starving to death. From his first run-in with the law to a stint in prison, Lowen knows his path in this life is set even though he never wished for it.
Poesy comes from a working class family and hasn’t wanted for much, not until she saw him. He is everything she has ever wanted. Defying her parents and putting her college education on hold, she finds an apartment for herself and Lowen and even though money is tight they do their best to make it work. Love can conquer all, right?!
Employing an ex-con comes with risks, so when Lowen takes a job at minimum wage, and Poesy’s only form of income working as a part-time barista, poverty continues to knock on the door when rent is missed and the idea of being homeless starts to become a stark reality.
Lowen only knows one way, and Poesy decides she’s all in, and not just with her heart, but with her freedom when one decision is all it takes to change the way they live, forever.
‘Poe and I sling guns. We rob banks, steal cars, and outrun an entire nation of jaded fucks. Chaos is our marriage certificate. Mayhem is the bond that keeps us together. – Lowen Seely
Intrigued? Well, you should be – escapism doesn’t get much better than this!