“Do you want to take me?”
That's what she said to me after she stepped out of the pool, skin dripping wet, her body on display to tempt me.
A simple babysitting job—that's all it was meant to be. Show her some element of the life she'd been kept from. But she couldn’t keep her pretty mouth shut when I showed her what she asked me for, and I couldn't keep my damned eyes off her.
Sofia Vico was the one woman no one touched. Forbidden.
I should have stayed away. Should have done as Quinn asked and kept her safe. But I crossed the line and broke the rules.
“The things I could show you.“
This started out as an act of defiance against my father—a way to finally fill in the blanks I’d lived with my whole life. But the doors to the cage I'd been kept in had suddenly been flung wide open, and I wasn’t ready for the truth waiting for me. Or for Carter Wade.
He was my saviour in the dark, muddied underworld I knew nothing of. A man with skills that both frightened and aroused me. And if I thought scars and guns were the worst I’d have to face, I was wrong. Murder, kidnapping, and a family torn in two was our consequence. Yet he still risked everything, including his life. For me.
Temptation. Deceit. Dark. Erotic. Romance
I struggled a bit with this book. Not because of the content or storyline. I knew going in that it was a dark erotic romance, and I'm okay with that. In fact, I like dark romance, and this one is deliciously dark and dangerous. The part I struggled with was Carter. I had a really hard time warming up to him. I think my problem lay with my initial reaction to him. He comes across as cold to the point of being unredeemable, and for me, some redeeming quality is what makes a character like this work. That said, I did eventually warm up to him, but it took some doing. Sophia, on the other hand, is a character I could get behind. I love her sass and her feisty attitude. Once I did warm up to Carter and the relationship between this pair, I was able to enjoy the story. The book does work as a standalone in that I had no problem understanding what was going on between the characters, and the dynamic of this family, but I do think it would've been better had I read the earlier books. Nevertheless, this is a fast-paced, dark read, and love them or hate them, these characters are certainly interesting.