Yowza – this is one HAWT author! Her love scenes are NOT for the faint of heart. But I LOVED this book. The plot twists are twisted – the villains are evil in a very disturbing way – but the greater the evil the greater the power for good to shine! The better for a hero to be truly heroic.
Bailey SAW her lover Trent die – only to run into a man named John who seems SO familiar she thinks she’s losing her mind. Is John Trent? If he is, why did he leave her & break her heart? No word, no nothing? For five long, cold years?
I love alpha heroes, and I really liked how in this book it wasn’t a case of “Superman defeats the bad guys.” Nope, Bailey and John were part of team working together, and I liked that concept. I liked the layers of gray instead of the author taking the easy way out, with a pat black and white plot. I LOVED not knowing who the evil leader was until the end (and I guessed WRONG, BTW! I was totally surprised!) – kept the pages turning, kept this reader guessing until the end.
The chemistry between Bailey and John was explosive and raw and at times painfully honest. The emotional intensity was off the charts. Lora Leigh digs deep into the psyche and the hearts of her characters, the hows and whys. There’s pain and regrets and secrets and anger and fear. She makes the characters work and wait for the answer to “But what happens tomorrow?” What doesn’t come easy is much more appreciated, and these two will never take HEA for granted again!