Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm.
Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress.
Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now.
Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way.
The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable.
Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?
Remember that time when I thought this was a standalone and I was 78% in and realized that there wasn’t enough book left for all the things that needed to happen and then silently screamed because I was so fucking invested in this story and I didn’t want to wait to find out what happened?! I DO.
So, friends. Not a standalone. WHICH IS OK. I’m just the idiot that didn’t realize it before I started. But now you know. So you can enter this fantastic story with the knowledge that it won’t be all wrapped up in this one.
I adore this story so much. It took me a minute to get into it, but by chapter 2 I was there: Raelyn was my girl and Damien soon became the CEO of my heart. Alpha male to the core, demanding and insistent, he burrowed under my skin. Raelyn is a strong girl who has survived both a brain tumor that had negligible odds and an ex-fiance who left her as she prepared to die. What an asshole.
I was a bit sad that everyone in Raelyn’s life is eligible for the Worst Human On The Planet award except for her roommate, Iris. Thank god for that girl. She’s fantastic. I was just as terrified as Raelyn that Damien was going to do something to let her down just like everyone else in her life. When Damien entered the picture the attraction is immediate and intense, just how I like it. He’s super overbearing, and persistent – refusing to take Raelyn’s hard ‘no’ for an answer.
While they both fall quickly into each other, they keep their secrets to themselves. Damien’s dark past is quickly entering his present and Raelyn’s own past may decide to rear its ugly head any day. I wanted to scream at the secrets, but it made for delicious drama. I loved the intensity & flaring heat between the characters. The passion fell off the pages and hooked me in.
This book has romance for days and screams sex. I wanted to simultaneously lick and hug it – and we KNOW I wanted it to last so much longer. Give me book 2!!! pretty please?! 4.5 stars!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
Alicia Rae Bio:
Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.
Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing in my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo
Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.
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