Release Date: February 27, 2017
◄◄ Goodreads Blurb ►►
I shouldn’t have remembered him. He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn’t know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all. But I could feel him. The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated. The second time was different. He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed. That was just the beginning. He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name… Cole Mauricio
◄◄ My Thoughts ►►
This quote sums up my thoughts perfectly. “It was breathtaking. That was the art I appreciated”
Cole Mauricio is my mother-effing dude!! If you’re looking for a dark, dangerous, and sexy AF hero; you’re talking about Cole. He did it for me in a big way!
“He was startlingly beautiful. His hair was dark, almost black, and cut short. He had chiseled cheekbones and dark eyes that weren’t like the others…They were there to take orders, and this was the guy who gave them.”
Here’s the breakdown: Addison recently lost her husband Liam to a drunk driver accident. She’s haunted by his ghost in their shared home. She gets a tip that an exclusive building has an open apartment, so she agrees to a viewing. The apartment is perfect for her needs and just happens to be the place she sees Cole for the second time. Shortly after, they have another run in and agree to a date. Things progress from there.
I have a confession. I went into this story completely blind. I’ve only read one other book by Tijan (Kian), so I had no knowledge of the back story with Carter Reed. Guess what! That doesn’t matter at all! Because this book was totally and completely awesome! Actually, I’m planning to read any and everything in the series of books because Cole was awesome.
Here’s what I absolutely loved: The writing and execution really did it for me. This book is perfectly plotted and executed. I was engaged from the very first sentence. The emotional pull is also a huge bonus. If you enjoy books that not only entertain, but also engage you and tug on your heart-strings….this is the one! The twists and turns also added a level of excitement and intrigue. Very well done!
Cole…my oh my did I love this character! Larger than life, sexy as sin, AND dangerous – Cole is a spectacular dark hero. His affection for and protectiveness of Addison was a major turn on.
Addison is also an exceptional main character. She vulnerable and doesn’t come off as the super strong type, but when the shit hit the fan, she had her man’s back. You have to respect that!
When these two characters come together its electric. Their need for each other regardless of all the issues that come between them, is magnetic.
“The first time Cole and I were together, I felt possessed by him. And I claimed him back. That night had been intense, but it was just the beginning…We’d grown closer and more connected each time we were together. After last night, there was no going back. I was his. He was mine.”
Overall, this was a solid read. It wasn’t perfect, but was perfect for me. I loved it!
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◄◄ Buy Links ►►
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2leLlzL
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2lpfblG