I had a life, love, and future to give.
Until my enemy took a wife.
The devil has a name, and it’s Cristiano de la Rosa. On my wedding day, he was the last man I expected to see standing at the altar. He wants to make me his queen. His brother wants to rescue his princess.
Getting Cristiano to lose control becomes the name of the game, and the stakes are life and death. But as truth and lies blur, loyalty is tested, and our chemistry threatens to reach the melting point, the prize grows less clear. Either freedom no longer means what I think it does, or Cristiano is as devious as everyone says, and he’s mastered the art of playing my mind.
All I know for certain is that nothing is certain. And all you need to know? This is a love story.
But even love stories have to end.
If you haven't read Violent Delights stop and go read that first. This book is not a standalone. Trust me, you want to start from the beginning.
I hate spoilers so I definitely won't be giving any away. What I will give away is that I absolutely freaking adore Cristiano. I mean, seriously. I loved being inside his head in this book, seeing his thought process. He completely fascinated me.
Natalia didn't fascinate me. I'm assuming some people may be annoyed be her in this book...and I was and I wasn't. Because I know this Author will have something epic for her. Natalia is coming into her own-at her own pace. I'm intrigued to see what is in store for her next.
I'm going to say I read the last couple of chapters in this book feeling uneasy-in a good way because I'm attached to these characters. My palms were damp and my heart definitely raced and that cliffhanger? It's perfect for this book, really, but man I need the next book NOW.
Jessica Hawkins is a smart Author. These characters tell their story and she just brings you along for the ride. I absolutely recommend this book and I can't wait for the next one.
Egads that ending.
Even as I saw it coming (for about 3% of the book so don't think this was even a little predictable) I was positive that there was just no way Jessica Hawkins would leave us hanging like THAT.
Guess what? She did. She totally did.
The ride getting there, to the end of the book, was a lot of fun. It was sexy, and unexpected, and well-written.
This story grabs you and draws you in. You don't know what you think is going to happen, and when you decide you have figured it out...you're wrong.
I love Natalia and Cristiano is so layered, so interesting and so different from what I was expecting. But, to tell the how, or the why, I would have to ruin the surprise with spoilers...and we all know I won't be doing that.
I enjoyed this title and I recommend it.
Jessica Hawkins is a USA Today bestselling author known for her "emotionally gripping" and "off-the-charts hot" romance. Dubbed "queen of angst" by both peers and readers for her smart and provocative work, she's garnered a cult-like following of fans who love to be torn apart...and put back together.
She writes romance both at home in New York and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.