Monday, March 28, 2016

Saving Sophie (The Bodyguards Of L.A. County #7) by Cate Beauman





Goodreads review




Jewelry designer Sophie Burke has fled Maine for the anonymity of the big city. She’s starting over with a job she tolerates and a grungy motel room she calls home on the wrong side of town, but anything is better than the nightmare she left behind.

Stone McCabe is Ethan Cooke Security’s brooding bad boy more interested in keeping to himself than anything else—until the gorgeous blond with haunted violet eyes catches his attention late one rainy night.

Stone reluctantly gives Sophie a hand only to quickly realize that the shy beauty with the soft voice and pretty smile has something to hide. Tangled up in her secrets, Stone offers Sophie a solution that has the potential to free her from her problems once and for all—or jeopardize both of their lives.






I always enjoy Ms. Beauman’s writing style. The story and characters in her book are well developed and a pleasure to read this book was no different but all in all I can still only give it 3 ‘Blondie and Mr. Dark, Buff & Broody’ Stars.

Sophie is on the run from her soon to be husband. He is after her trust fund, he is also abusive. She runs fast and she runs far. Well to Los Angeles to be exact where she gets a job at Cooke Security as a cleaner but she is actually a jewelry designer.

Stone doesn’t care for most people, well actually hardly anyone unless he is pestered by Abby to do something. In this case Abby pesters him into taking a closer look at Sophie.

“Do you know her name?” “Nope” He picked up his trowel, sliding more grout among the empty spaces where the new pedestal sink would eventually go. “Well, what do you know about her?” “Not much.” “Wow, two words. You actually said two words in a row. I think this might be a record” He grinned. “What do you want, Abby?” “Holy crap a whole question. I’m going to pass out.” “I’m hanging up.”

Stone caves and keeps an eye on Sophie. After Abby caught Sophie in the women’s shelter home, Sophie moved to a seedy part of a LA and to an even seedier motel. Stone tries to tell himself that he doesn’t care but in the meantime, Eric the abusive ex is planning revenge.

In the end Stone gets Sophie to move in with her. They start decorating the house together, they are basically in a relationship and they don’t know it there just isn’t any sex at the moment.

He brings her an abandon puppy home. So that she doesn’t leave. To top it off they get married so that Eric doesn’t get the trust money but Stone finds out on a business trip that Sophie lied but she actually didn’t know about the arrest warrant. That Stone didn’t believe her and that cut the most.

The ending did drag on a bit and I think that Sophie could have come to the realization sooner that a.) Stone wasn’t interested in Amber, b.) She needed to get her head out of her arse in regards to the ex and last but not least c.) that Stone frigging adored her.

What really got to me was the about of times ‘stupid, stupid Sophie’ were said. I also felt that Sophie wasn’t the same person at the end of the book and I really liked her at the beginning but alas at the end I wanted to slap her into next week or even year.

I enjoy this series and will continue with the rest of them to come.





Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Darkest Frost: Volume 1 (TDF #2) by Tanya Holmes





Goodreads Review




ATTN: THIS IS NOT A STANDALONE. This is Volume 2 of a 2-part serial. Please don't read this until you've read The Darkest Frost, Volume 1 first. You will be lost otherwise. Volume 2 begins where Volume 1 left off.
GENRE: A Gothic paranormal romance with a twist.

The job seems simple enough at first: go undercover and catch her best friend’s killer. But psychic detective Denieve Knight gets more than she bargained for when she enters Dr. Braeden Frost’s estate as a “housekeeper.”

She's supposed to be sleuthing, not falling under the spell of the enigmatic doctor and his irrepressible, hellion of a brother, Xavier.

Now after two months of working for the man known as “Dr. Death,” she's entangled in a web of secrets and lies. Each discovery only leads to more questions. Though faced with declining health and a storm of confusing feelings and simmering passion for both brothers, Denieve is determined to uncover the truth---consequences be damned. Yet the truth may prove deadly once she discovers just how deep the rabbit hole goes.
 
 
STOP! BEFORE YOU READ ANY FURTHER YOU NEED TO READ THE FIRST BOOK.

 
Overall rating I give it 5 “My love, my heart, my woman” Stars.

My rating is 3.5 “My love, my heart, my woman” Stars.

I’m going to be vague on this review by only feeding you readers enough but trying not to give anything away at the same time so that you read the book.

This book picks up exactly where book one finishes. It started off strong and somewhere in the middle it tapered off some which left me bored for a while. But it did pick up again. In the end I loved every single moment of this book and of the characters in the book.



Psychic detective Denieve Knight aka Danielle Reed went undercover to catch her ex best friends murderer but everything turns out to be so much more and so different than she expected.
Deni is strong, sassy, and funny with a heart of gold. She was a super heroine until her inner monologue got to me. And that she was quite mean in some cases.

They are as different as night & day, one is refined and civilized, controlled and the other is a junkyard dog, certifiable and takes what he wants and doesn’t apologize. Extroverted & Introverted. I can’t be more specific when it comes to this part. They are from a different world though.

“My world id unforgiving and uncompromising. The color gray doesn’t exist.”

They had chemistry full of sparks, fireworks but also a deep understanding and a solid foundation of love.

Be open when going into this book as well as the first one. It blew my mind in some ways but there were other times where I was peeved. It is a unique, original, mysterious series. Ms. Holmes managed to hit all the right spots in the book. With a world full of beauty, romance, understanding and the need that we all in some form want to be accepted and loved with our positive attributes and flaws. Especially the flaws. But a love between people and in the end the love that you also have for yourself.


 
There were also so many twists and turns that I couldn’t even predict how it was going to end. In saying that though my feelings were all over the place. Secrets and lies are uncovered, truths make the story all the sweeter than it already was.

I was getting antsy and was internally screaming for Danielle/Denieve to get her act together. Yes it was a lot to take on board but it wasn’t exactly rocket science you know so I don’t get why it took her so long. I would have jumped in no questions asked, ok maybe a couple of questions.

Admittedly there was a lot that I highlighted and it wasn’t easy to pick and choose. I really recommend reading this series as it is exceptional. I also forgotten half of the things I wanted to mention.

I’d love to see more of this world especially a book with Luke.
 




         



 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Fighting Solitude (On the Ropes #3) by Aly Martinez



Goodreads Review

 
 
I was born a fighter. Abandoned by my parents, I spent my life forging my own path—one guided by my fists and paved with pain.

Untouchable in the ring, I destroyed everyone who faced me, but that’s where my victories ended. Outside the ropes, I repeatedly failed the few people who loved me. Including my best friend, Liv James—the one person I’d die to protect.

Even though I didn’t deserve her, Liv never stopped believing in me. Never gave up. Never let go. After all, she understood what I’d lost, because she’d lost it too.

Liv was everything to me, but she was never truly mine.

That was going to change.

I lost my first love, but I refused to lose my soulmate.

Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting to be the man she deserves.
Fighting the solitude of our pasts.

Fighting for her.


Once upon a time there were three boys that were brothers where each and every one of them was dealt a shite hand in life. Till was “Fighting Silence” when he met his Eliza. Flint was “Fighting Shadows” to get to Ash. And Quarry he need to get over “Fighting Solitude” to be with Liv.

You don’t have to read the first two in the series but I can only insist that you do read them.
Each and every book took a bit of my heart when I finished but Quarry’s book is different.

I was dying for this book to be released and then in all honesty I didn’t want to read it. Why? Well I had this image of Quarry in my head and I didn’t want to spoil it at all. So I waited and then I waited some more.

Which leads me to now.

5 Alone-Together Stars

We all love Quarry and where I’ve given it a high rating all in all there are some things that I would have done differently.



Liv and Quarry met when Liv was nine years old and Quarry was ten years old. Liv is Leo James’ daughter and even at nine she is a force to be reckoned with. Her first thought when she met Quarry was.

“I was nine. Boys were disgusting. But not this one. This one was beautiful, and my normal sass evaded me as my mouth dried out”

They became best friends and partners in crime. They developed a once in a life time friendship that at some point turn into more.

Their journey is over a time span of fourteen years with ups and downs. With Quarry using Liv’s fear against her they didn’t talk to one another for three years until they met again that day her heart broke again because Quarry had Mia but they all became best friends even with the difficulties at the beginning.

Now we all know what happens as it is the ending of book two and we get it in a prologue with this book so I’m just going to skip this bit and get what really bothered to me later.
Now to the grown up relationship of Liv and Quarry.

Quarry pulled himself back from everything after Mia. And Liv is his one constant in his life. Liv loved Quarry for fourteen years although there were times that she shouldn’t have so guilt played a role.

Quarry felt as if he had failed all the women in his life so he was feeling guilt as well. About Eliza and then Mia and he didn’t want to fail Liv the same.

I was frustrated that it took them so long to get together and then everything seemed to happen so fast that I was disappointed. But as they have known one another for so long I guess that makes sense.

And then when they do get together this bothered me and I mean really bothered me.
The. Dead. Girl. Gets. In. The. Way. Happy days there peeps!

And then Liv suddenly got over it like a cold. Grr what was all the shite about then?
Throughout all the things that bothered me. I loved them together and they truly did have something special.



 
There were beautiful moments and there were some moments where I had something in my eye so my eyes watered. Yes I had something in my eye. I don’t cry it is a waste of tears.

They talk about it like adults and yes I know the whole thing of that they are adults but that doesn’t change the fact that in some books adults should behave like adults but they don’t.

I would have liked to have seen more of the plot of Garrett “Golden” Davenport in my opinion it could have been fleshed out more and it was a great idea for a plot.

Till and Eliza had their window, Flint and Ash had a patch of weeds but what did Quarry and Liv have? I kind of missed that. Or I’m too dim-witted to see it.

There were times were I was thinking Are we going somewhere with this? And yes it was going somewhere I just couldn’t figure out where. Which in itself is good and bad.

Ms. Martinez delivers a solid ending to an absolutely fantastic ending! I love her writing style which sucked me in right away till the very end! And I am sad to see this series end. Each and every book was a beautiful ride.

Some of my highlights were that Clay Page redeemed himself in some way and he knew is flaws and faults and he was still proud of his children.

Leo James having a chat with a thirteen year old Quarry. A really sappy ending but it is still beautiful.




Fighting Shadows (On the Ropes #2) by Aly Martinez




Goodreads review
 
 
I come from a family of fighters. I always thought I’d follow in their shadows, becoming unstoppable in the ring. That changed the day I saved the life of a woman I loved, but could never have.

My brother hailed me as a hero, and my reward was a wheelchair.

Paralyzed, my life became an inescapable nightmare.

Until I met her.

Ash Mabie had a heart-stopping smile and a laugh that numbed the rage and resentment brewing inside of me. She showed me that even the darkest night still had stars, and it didn’t matter one bit that you had to lie in the weeds to see them.

I was a jaded asshole who fell for a girl with a knack for running away. I couldn’t even walk but I would have spent a lifetime chasing her.

Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting the shadows of our past.
Fighting to reclaim my future.
 
Fighting for her.

 
I couldn’t get into the wrecked and ruined series by Aly Martinez but I love this series. Odd sometimes how you can like one thing but not another. I also thought that Ms. Martinez couldn’t do better than “Fighting Silence” bloody glad I am wrong. Unfortunately time flies when you read a good book. 5 learning to trust stars.

Opening line:

In exchange for a permanent place to live…in. A. Homeless. Shelter. I looked away, because it was the truth. A truth I hated.

Three. Fucking. Years, Ash. You took something that belonged to me. And I want her back.
My breath hitched. I waited three years to hear those words. If only I could trust them.

3 years earlier
 
How I wanted to dislike Flint and I tried so hard I really did but I couldn’t. I adored him. Although he was grumpy and an arse. It didn’t matter. So I mentioned that he was an arse right? Now, why Flint would you do that?

He is bitter, cynical and taking a path that will lead to self-destruction because Clay Page was the reason he was recovering from a bullet in the back. He caught a bullet to save Eliza. Flint has been in love with Eliza ever since he was twelve. He declares his love when he is in a state of oblivion in the hospital and every day he watches the woman he loves with his brother. He moves out as he can’t take the pain any longer.



Problems don’t disappear, words of wisdom from Slate

“Problems don’t need a map. They’ll follow you everywhere. You can’t hide forever Flint.”

Ash Mabie was dealt a pretty shit hand in life. Her father brought her up to be a con artist, a pick pocket and a thief. They have moved around so much that she has never experienced normal. But she has seen the positive in it all.
God, I would have killed to go to an actual school, with actual kids my age. I’d heard that teenage girls were bitches, but I was willing to take the chance. They couldn’t be all that bad. I was pretty freaking awesome. Surely there were others like me.

But she has stayed true to herself and has a quirky, fun and positive outlook on life. She has a heart of gold. But she is evasive and telling the truth. Ash is quirky, goofy, insane and a riot. Flint does things he usually wouldn’t do. He finally finds his smile around Ash again. He begins to feel and isn’t numb.
“I’d known Ash Mabie for exactly two hours, but I was stunned into silence by the vulnerability on her creamy white face. It shouldn’t haven’t been there. Mainly because it ruined any other smile that would be there.


So I was wondering how Ash and Flint were going to meet, initially through Quarry because his piece of a shit Mum suddenly wanted him back. Bitch. She was married to Ash’s father.

Ash literally barges into Flint’s life. There is something about him that appeals to her. Especially as she went to meet her homeless friends Max and Donna. Even in a wheelchair he tries to save her. He is so caught up in the shadows that he forgets the who casts it.

I love how the author gives the H/h something special in the book something just for them. In the first book it was a window that they shared but in this book it was a patch of weeds that became their space. Flint’s gesture of transporting the weeds was so sweet. Ms. Martinez makes me feel what the characters are feeling. And makes me like them although I don’t want to.

Tell the girl that you building something that breaks her heart. Cruel, really cruel. Although they continue it all comes to a grinding halt and explodes in their faces. Flint finds out that Ash is sixteen and flips. He is really judgmental.

Sixteen year olds belong with their parents. Giggle in homeroom and trying to score with the high school quarterback. Sheesh what school did he go to?

Can you fall in love in a month? Why, yes I think you really can. Ash wants to fight for them
“Because I’d give anything to be tied down to you. Wheelchair or not. Walking or not. Just You.

What does the douchecanoe, He gets insulting. Git.

Flint with the help of Till starts looking for her. He is devastated at the mistake that he made.
I unconsciously search for her face. Every blonde I passed and every laugh I heard was always her. It was never her.”


They get it together with ups and downs.

The ending with Quarry broke my fucking heart.
 







 



 

Fighting Silence (On the Ropes #1) by Aly Martinez



Goodreads Review



 
Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it's the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?

I've always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn’t have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn't a single night that I didn’t hear her voice.

You see, meeting the love of my life at age thirteen was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of twenty-one.

They both happened anyway.

Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting for my career.
Fighting the impending silence.
Fighting for her.
Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her.

I think that's the sound I'll miss the most.



This is my first book by this author and it won't be my last. I loved the idea of a boxer and having a disability of going deaf.
 
Imagine Meeting the love of your life at 13, unbelievable right? Maybe it isn't.
 
Till Page is diagnoized with a Hearing disorder he will slowly start to go deaf. He meet Eliza "Doodle" Reynolds and they emabrk on a beautiful journey together. This book gripped me from the beginning there are no fake illusions. This is unfortunately what real life is about. It is gritty and dark and sometimes you just want to climb through a window and visit a Fantasy. No matter what reality will always come crashing back in.
 
Please read this book I can't wait for Flint and Quarry's book.
 
 


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Beyond Ruin (Beyond #7) by Kit Rocha

 
 
Goodreads Review


 
 
Adrian Maddox fled his royal life—and tragic past—in Sector One, choosing instead to join up with the O’Kanes. For years, he’s lived by one rule: love fast, love hard, and always be willing to walk away. He’s managed to guard his heart, keep it whole and untouched—until now.

They couldn’t be more different—Dylan, the brilliant, burned-out doctor from Eden who drowns his pain with drugs and self-destruction. Scarlet, the sensuous, sexy rocker from Three, a woman unafraid to embrace the world. And Jade, the whore turned spy from Sector Two, who battled addiction and came out stronger than anyone he’s ever met.

Separately, they make Mad long to open his heart, to tumble head-first into a sea of possibilities and wild love. Together, they make him burn, inside and out, with lust and unbearable, unimaginable pleasure.

Then one fateful moment shakes their world to its foundations—and leaves the sectors on the verge of all-out war with Eden. It’s the biggest fight the O’Kanes have ever faced, and Mad and his lovers are at the dead center of it. They could end up with everything they never knew they wanted—or lose it all. Including their lives.
  
 
 
 


 

I am absolutely blown away by the seventh book in the series. I know that my review will most certainly not do the book justice in any way whatsoever. If you read my reviews then you know that I didn’t really like Beyond Innocence but hey no pain no gain and you have to read it before you can read this book as it adds a lot to the overall plot of the story. And this was an even sweeter read because of that fact.

Ms. Rocha creates a dystopian world beyond my expectations. It is gritty, hard, lascivious, raw and fucking intense. From the first book I was hooked and each one got better and better. I really don’t know how they do it. I can only assume that their other halves really benefit from it as well. The world building is superb and I know that there have been some complaints about not knowing where it takes place but for me that is the best part of the series.

I can use my own imagination as everyone uses their own and they get their own personal Sectors and Eden. This series isn’t for everyone. There is kinky fuckery and I loved every moment of it. Personally as it is so out of the box and borders are crossed I can see why it is a great success.

Although each book concentrates on a certain couple or in this case couples. The overall plot and story was explosive. There are four protagonists in this book.

5 ‘Not so twisted, anymore. Glorious’ Stars.
 
 Maddox, Sector One’s lost son of a prophet, who can’t be what his people want him to be. Not after what happened to his mother, what he had to endure and to what lengths he lost his father. He loathes himself that he could become a martyr without even trying hard. At a young age he fled for Sector Four and joined Dallas O’Kane right from the start. Maddox has never let himself someone he has always let them move on.

Scarlet, a street rat from Sector Three, she is unapologetically herself. She is protective, dangerous, and stubborn and she has trouble written all over her. She has lived a hard life but she has lived her life she lost a lot after the bombing of Sector Three. With a huge heart, with enough room for all of them. She is forgiving and takes the negative with the positive.
 
 
 
Doc, or Dylan who grew up in Eden where you don’t have anything unless you pay the price. After two tragic losses he turns to self-medication. But boy is he in silver fucking fox territory. I have a thing for men who are silver foxes. A doctor, a good doctor nonetheless he was a tool for Eden to torture citizens. He might not have the tattoos but he is an O’Kane. He is on a self-destructive path if he continues the way he already is. He needs to care for people not as a doctor but more as a nurturer.

Jade, one of Sector Two’s finest courtesans and another spy. A wealthy spy at that. Who can spill bucket loads of secrets and is wealthier than anyone ever expected. Jade or Jyoti came to Sector Four with a drug problem but beat it. She is stronger than she thinks she is. Jade out of all of them has the strongest character development throughout the book.

They all have their weakness and they complement each other.

Mad & Dylan have an intense relationship and what they get say in words to one another they show with the actions that they make. They are explosive together.

But they want more specifically with two sexy ladies.

Jade & Scarlet also have a relationship, they also want to be with Mad & Dylan but how do you bridge that difference?

A twisted fucking game,” Dylan murmured. “That’s what you called it. You want to drag them into it for real?” “Maybe it’s only twisted if they don’t get a chance to play it.”

They balance each other out. Scarlet & Mad are the light.

“It’s who they are. Sweetness and light. I want to see them shine together.”

But there is Jade & Dylan who are on the other side.

“What are you afraid I’ll see? Too much darkness, or not enough?” “I wouldn’t worry at all if I was sweetness and light, like Mad or Scarlet. But I’m not and neither are you.”

There are so many beautiful moment between all of them that it is hard to list them all and the in-depth meaning that they have for one another with just typing quotes down from the book.

There were moments were my heart broke for all four of protagonists but for all of the O’Kane family be it Lex when she was searching for her sister. Be it the news that Rachel told Cruz, Ace & the O’Kane family. Be it Dallas giving Flash, Amira and their daughter Hanna a way out. The O’Kanes love without boundaries. But there were also moments were I felt all hot and fuzzy.
 
 
 
So basically I am ALWAYS for the underdog. We all like a good underdog story/plot/series and this really does deliver. It has everything from pushing your limits, to realising that with people at your back you will get through all that is to come. The sectors aren’t fighting together anymore. Eden will fall, they’ve lost more than the sectors have.

Ashwin finally cashes in his favour from Cruz.
“Ashwin.” “Cruz.” Ashwin ignored the gun – and ignored Bren, too. “I need a favour. You owe me one”
A tablet filled the screen with a pretty, blonde – and familiar. He’d last seen Kora Bellamy when she saved Ace’s life.
“She’s in Sector One.” Ashwin said quietly.
“And?” “I need you to find her. Take her somewhere safe.”
There was no risk, no danger, no reason Ashwin couldn’t have done it himself already. Chilled, he stared back. “What else, Ashwin?” “Hide her. Don’t tell me where she is.” “And if you come back, asking?”
Not all Mahai soldiers can mimic emotions well.
“Not telling me is the favour.” “Understood.” Cruz said.
Holy shite, bloody brilliant. A book with Ashwin would be fucking epic. This leads to it hopefully fingers crossed anyway.
Cruz wouldn’t be telling anyone where he stashed Dr. Kora Bellamy. When Ashwin came looking for her-and Ashwin would come looking for her-Cruz needed to be the only person standing in his way.
As a plot development for me I could see an outside influence approaching. What is behind the Sectors? Well there is a desert that is written in the book but what is beyond the desert?

I really have no fucking clue how I managed to write a review for this book. With collages and gathering thoughts it took me about four hours and who fucking knows if it is any good and no I’m not fishing for compliments I’m just being fucking honest.
 




 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Beyond Innocence (Beyond #6) by Kit Rocha



Goodreads Review



 
For years, Jared has existed on the fringes of both Eden society and Dallas O'Kane's Sector Four gang. He travels between these worlds, protected by his money and power--money he earned selling his body, and power that comes from knowing secrets. He's untouchable—until he starts a new life gathering intelligence for the O'Kanes.

Lili Fleming walked out of Sector Five with a gun, the bloodstained clothes on her back, and an icy determination to survive. She finds herself in a world where people live hard and love harder, and nothing's more terrifying than how much the O'Kanes wake her up, make her feel—especially Jared.

Emotion is a risk he can't afford, and a complication she doesn't need. But neither can resist the lust simmering between them, and the sparks that could either melt the ice around both their hearts…or get them killed. Because the only thing more dangerous than loving an O'Kane is loving a spy.
 


I wasn’t really keen on reading book six in this series. I was very tempted to skip it but a) I don’t like skipping books and b) as there is an ongoing story throughout each book there were some important things that I missed out on. I always came back to this book on my reading shelf but each time I chickened out but now that this beauty has been released
 


I just knew that I had to read it even if I had the feeling that I wouldn’t like it as much as the others which was confirmed once I finished the book. 
My verdict is that it isn’t utter shite but it isn’t bloody epic either. But I still give it 3 ‘Us’ Stars.
 
 

My main issues were that in the other books we only got glimpses of Jared and I wanted no needed to see more of him. He was a wildcard for me. Turns out he is pretty darn good. He has a certain vulnerability about him that makes him very attractive. He appears to be cultured but deep down he has always protected himself emotionally from his job. He is a seducer of the women of Eden with pillow talk he has gathered a lot of information to benefit the O’Kanes.

I nearly stuck needles in my eyes when I read how Lilli was acting but given the chance and reading the things that she went through made me be more lenient on her. She was thrust into a world that she didn’t understand. There were no personal gains for the O’Kanes and Lilli learnt that it was always a give and take. More give than take. We all do what we have to survive. She has no clue about sex, emotions, friendship or love. All she ever was meant to be was a trophy wife.

Lilli Fleming, well what is there to say about Lilli apart from that:

“She shot a guard in the face and walked out of Five. In a virginal nightgown and a fucking fur coat covered in blood.”

At one of the famous O’Kane parties they meet.

“I’m Jared.”
“I’m Lilli,” she said instead,
“I know who you are.”
“Is that a problem? Who I am?” In response, he flashed her his naked wrists, clearly visible beneath the rolled up sleeves of his shirt. “It doesn’t matter what I think.”


Like recognises like.

“I see you.” “Yes” He dropped a kiss to her collarbone. “You do.”

Jared is turning into a spy for the O’Kanes and will be opening an underground club. But he is trying to keep it from Lilli but in the end he tells her the truth. There are a lot of

I liked them together they have chemistry and there are some hot scenes together.

He froze and shook his head. “Take them off.” “What?” “You heard me, Miss Lilli.” His voice was low, steady and wrapped an unmistakeable command. “Take off your fucking panties.”

They both came to a self-discovery of a sorts.

Lilli barely understood love, but she already knew two things- it would be dangerously easy to fall in love with Jared, and the broken heart would be worth it.

With Lilli, he didn’t have to be perfect. He just had to be Jared.

The ending was the best part of the book and no not because it finished because Lilli finally became someone strong. Jared is arrested in Eden and taken to be tortured. Not really for information by a council man whose wife regularly visited Jared as a seducer. Although it was under the pretence that he was a spy. But the end result worked for everyone, even the councilman that was in the O’Kanes pocket.

“He wasn’t supposed to send anyone,” he choked out. “And he sent you?” “No one sent me.”
“They never would have asked, but they didn’t have to. You were mine to save not theirs.”

Jared and Lilli run the underground club together now.

I couldn’t give it more than 3 stars as not a lot happened between Lilli and Jared in comparison to the other books. I feel as if this is more a filler than anything else as there was more of the political building and moving in a direction to make Eden fall to its knees. I also wonder when you have been doping yourself up with all types of medications for at least six years and your stash was running out or gone, wouldn’t you get withdrawal symptoms? Wouldn’t you be craving the meds?
It seems that Lilli had no problems whatsoever. I don’t think that playing the piano and cooking can actually cure with that problem.

Even having Rachel, Cruz and Ace back in this book and all the naughty things that they got up to didn’t help very much either.

I can’t wait for Jeni and Hawk to get a book. I really hope that they get one.


There is also a 5.5 book Beyond Possession but I don't read .5 books. They frustrate me more than anything else.