I had to save this book for one of my days off as I knew it would overcome me emotionally and I am so glad I did as Rocco and Camryn were my world this Easter Sunday. I have waited so so long to read this book as "Tangled Love" is still one of my favorite books of all times. This duet of Haley and Jenner have not disappointed me and so many other with this outstanding story of love, forgiveness, broken souls, secrets, revenge, demons, freedom, desperation, family and regrets. A raw story that will have you hooked with the writings of Haley Jenner for life. Thank You Thank You for giving us Rocco's and Camryn's story a brilliant piece of work that has us all lost in your wonderful world.
Rocco Shay is a tortured soul, psychotic, dangerous, brutal and a fighter, these are the things we already know about him from Tangled Love but this book will give us so much more, The Good, The Bad and The Heartbreaking Truth. He is the ultimate bad Alpha male that we all want to love.
Camryn Rein is broken from her past but she is determined to battling her own demons. She hates with a much passion as she loves her family, a family she would do just about anything for. Rocco is the one she hates he is her enemy but he is also the closest person that understands her demons.
This is a slow burn of a romance where the authors gives us more devotion of love than the physical effects of love in my opinion. The story is more about healing, growth, forgiveness and family. Two souls that feel they have nothing to give others much less each other as they struggle to get a grip of the demons that plagues their lives.
This is a stand-alone book but do yourself a favour and read "Tangled Love" first to get the true feeling of the characters involved so the magic of this book can affect you the way the authors dreamed it would for us all. There is so much more I would love to share we you all but I do not wish to spoil this story I just urge you to read both these books.
I received an ARC copy of this book to which I am giving you my honest and voluntary review. I highly recommend reading this book plus any other book by these authors if you like your male characters dark and Alpha, chemistry hot and steamy, and your reads a real page-turner.
“I don’t need a hero to save me. I’m my own fucking savior.”
"I know you don't want to understand me. I don't want to understand you either. But there's something inside of you
that can communicate with the demon within me."
"For once in his life, Rocco Shay will be protected. I"m going to make sure of it."
Enslaved by the memories of my past, I hide away in plain sight. Happy to be viewed as the disgruntled daughter, the storm to my sister's sunshine. To the outside world, I'm a loner. Inside my little bubble, I'm lonely.
I lost myself and I'm afraid to find the girl I used to be. She was weak. A word I refuse to be defined by any longer.
Enter Rocco Shay.
I hated him.
until I didn't...
I pushed the chaos of my life into his, begrudgingly and unapologetically.
Hate. A form of emotional revulsion. One that often moves hand in hand with a bitterness that is never even remotely sweet.
Yet, here I am. Bent over my childhood bed, the man I despise more than anything in this world, powering inside of me in the sweetest form of torture.
I don’t even know how we got here. One moment we were arguing, shouting at one another, insult after insult, trying to outdo one another in provocation.
And then we were naked.
Lips clashing, fighting for dominance.
Bodies pressed together, wanting, needing more.
“You’re such a bitch,” he groans behind me, his generous length pulling from me almost completely before slamming back inside.
He’ll leave bruises. Blue and purple marks of frustration and lust. Fingerprints to remind me of how deep our loathing goes.
I whimper. “I hate you.”
He laughs, the sound lost to the growl in his throat when I push myself back as hard as he thrusts forward. “Feeling’s mutual, beauty.”
We’ve been possessed. The adrenaline pumping through our veins in conflict morphing into an arousal neither one of us could resist.
The sex isn’t just rough, it’s brutal. A battle of wills. Power no longer a point to prove, but a victory that neither one of us is willing to give away.
Codi Rein is a means to an end. A bloody and vengeful penance for wrongdoing. She was our way to inflict pain and suffering on those who took away what was most important to us.
She was supposed to be a no one. Insignificant.
She wasn’t supposed to make me smile.
She wasn’t supposed to make me laugh.
She definitely wasn’t supposed to make me feel anything other than hate.
She wasn’t supposed to make me love her.
She was a means to an end. Now the bloody and vengeful end looks to be mine. Now comes down to love or loyalty and it’s on me to decide what reigns absolute; heart or family.