and keep, heroines to root for, and sizzling love scenes with emotional
punch.” Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author
growing up, he was his mother and sister’s shield against the world… until he
failed. For the last decade, he has carried that guilt and need for vengeance
around… until it was stripped from him. Now, with his best friend getting
married and no longer needing his protection, he is even more lost, completely
adrift, and desperate for some control. All he has ever known was how to
protect: his family, his friends, and his country. Can he go against everything
he has ever known, and give up that control?
the reins in her life. She has been the rock in her family for more years than
she can remember, and the fight to keep them together is her main priority
right now. She has always been fiercely independent and proud. The last thing
she will ever do is ask for someone else’s help. But when that choice is out of
her control, forcing her to rely on others to save her and her family, and pick
up the pieces that are left, will she be able to let someone else be her
knows that she is someone he needs. Someone he craves. Meli knew the second she
met Greg that he would be nothing but trouble and heartache. Her life takes an
unexpected turn, and that bitch Fate is back to wreak more havoc on another
member of the Corps family.
choice but to call in a favor. He hooks back up with his old friend Braxxon
Breaker from the Breakneck MC. Together, they make sure that nothing threatens
anyone Greg loves again.
I was very surprised by this book, when I began reading it I thought it was going to be another girl meets boy, boy wants girl, girl will run and cause drama. When I wasn’t very far into it, I realized this was a book of VERY strong and determined characters who weren’t going to surrender to anyone.
Cage is the kind of man you dream of having. Sexy, handsome and a natural-born protector. He has to feel needed and he needs to protect those who aren’t strong enough to protect themselves. He is also a man who carries a broken heart and wounded soul. He had lost very important people in his life and he was determined to protect those who remained. He was facing the wedding that was going to force him to hand over his best friend to another man. What was he going to have in his life after that? He had sex just to have sex and he wasn’t very picky in who he did it with, that was until he met Meli………….she made sex and relationships have meaning . He also has a crazy ex sex buddy that just won’t go away.
Meli had her own nightmares and guilt to deal with. She had watched her mother and sister be used by men and she vowed that she would never be in that situation. She carried the guilt of not being able to protect those two important women in her life, but she had to accept, some events can not be changed. She was struggling to make enough money to support herself, mother and nephew while trying to find some comfort. There was no way this strong woman would need a man like Cage and he wouldn’t want her, she was just average in her opinion. It was awesome to watch her lower her walls for Cage and allow him in. She had the same dedication to family as Cage did, but what she didn’t know is they shared a certain nightmare from the past. If Cage shares this information with her, he is sure it will send her running and hating him forever. If he doesn’t and she finds out, she will leave him because he wasn’t honest with her.
Once all of the lies have been exposed, the truth is all they have left and it wasn’t pretty. I loved watching as they sorted out what they needed to accept and what they had to let go of. There were tender moments that melted my heart, sad moments that left me in tears. The author didn’t disappoint and even gave us an OMG moment when we finally were able to connect the dots and see who was behind all of this destruction that Cage and Meli had to overcome.
This wasn’t just a love story, it was a struggle with intense sadness, drama and action. I had a very difficult time putting the book down because there were just no time that the story lagged. The author did a wonderful job weaving together so many supporting characters into the story that kept the suspense and plot going. This could be read as a stand alone since she gave us plenty of back ground to the characters but yet she held back enough that made me want to read every book involving these people, I needed more. This is a HEA ending, but it is anything but boring and happy during the journey to the end. I highly recommend this book and author. I will certainly be reading more of her stories because I love how she kept me invested and involved.
lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree
City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed ‘Estrogen
Ocean’, much to her husband’s chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy
obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her ereader attached.
As an ex-reviewer and blogger, Harper’s passion for reading runs deep. It
wasn’t until ‘Axel’ decided to take up residence that she realized her true
started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night;
and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn’t
take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to
have their story told.