"... exciting and thrilling and totally brought on the chest pangs and lip biting!" - Craves the Angst
AGE GROUP: New Adult
RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2015
PAGES: Approx. 308
COPY PROVIDED BY: Purchased
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Dark. Mysterious. Gorgeous.
Loved by all the girls.
Respected by all the guys.
...that was Kian Maston.
As the heir to a billion dollar empire, his future was promising until the day he saved my life. Everything changed for both of us, and there was one more word that could be used to describe him—dangerous.
The nation fell in love with him while falling in hate with me. He was sent to prison, and as far as they were concerned, it was my fault. I was forced to go into hiding until today.
Kian's being released from prison, and he should go back to being the golden boy he always was supposed to be. I should remain in hiding, living my life as normal as could be.
That's what we should do...
Ahh, I totally enjoyed this book. Like, a lot. There was a lot of story going on and the way it was told was exciting and thrilling and totally brought on the chest pangs and lip biting! If you’ve read my reviews before, you know I’m a HUGE fan of this author. I love her work. She excels at dishing out major drama and angsts and she’s my go-to author for when I want something a little bit crazy and out of the norm ... which happens a lot. ;)
This book is another win in the Tijan category. I loved the story. And I loved the writing. I loved the characters, who I completely connected with, especially Jo, who just got to me! And Kian... wow! Like all the guys Tijan writes, he brought the swoons and the tummy flutters.
I will say, I felt the beginning was a little slow, but I think that's mostly because the build up the author gives us about Kian had me NEEDING to meet him in person asap! Jo spends a lot of time with her friends, who were great. She spends several chapters thinking about Kain, thinking about her life and thinking about how she doesn’t want to be discovered. Kian made appearances through news reports and through Jo’s inner monologing, but didn't actually come in to face off with Jo until several chapters into the book. Plus, there was a second love interest, Jake. I just knew I was in for a fantastic read, and I was anxious to get to the swoon parts. I know.. I was being impatient... but trust me. Those swoon parts are to die for!
Kian was sent to prison for killing Jordan’s foster father. He gets out early and is insistent on seeing Jordan. I loved that Kian was a huge mystery. When we finally meet him, he appears in shadow and you aren’t sure of his intentions. Is he there for revenge or is he there out of curiosity for Jo’s new life? He was intense and brooding and I enjoyed getting to know him.
I also really enjoyed Jordan’s character. She’s in hiding from the world after what happened and after the media tried to crucify her. She wants a normal life but can’t seem to escape her past and it only intensifies when Kian shows back up. Jordan was sweet and I enjoyed how she cared about those around her. I will say at first, she confused me. I didn't understand her apprehension towards Kian. He killed for her, sure. But from what we were learning, it was to protect her. I loved the mystery surrounding Kian, their past, what she went through and what he did. It was a slow reveal, not getting the full picture until much later in the book, all leading you to wonder at true motives, true intentions and at true feelings.
Kian was so intense and focused. He wanted nothing more than to protect Jo. Their pasts were intertwined and they had this deep connection, through fate, or through circumstance ... and he felt protective of her, going to far as to have this deep, maybe even a little unsettling, obsession for Jordan. This book was setting Kian up to be a little crazy, a lot stalkery and a complete bad-ass. And I LOVED that! And when the truth comes full circle, we find it’s much more complex, which only added layers to his character.
The Wrap Up:
Kian was caught up in a messed up family cycle and Jordan was caught up in an abusive situation. This author delivers the “feels” and “angsts” in this story and I enjoyed every moment of it. We got passion and excitement and another book boyfriend to dream about!
We also got dual POV’s. Kian get’s his POV about middle way of the book and we get a lot of insight into him and who he is as a character. And the chemistry between Jo and Kian was a fun, amazing slow build to romance that was sexy! I loved them together. I loved them as a couple and I loved how they were determined to be together. And, it must be said, KIAN WAS HOT!
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