He has the power to consume me. I want him... and that is terrifying. Can he actually protect me from the evil that wants to tear me apart?
Fifteen years . . .
That's how long I have let the guilt eat me alive for hurting her with my words the way I did. I never thought I would get the chance to atone for my sins. Now that I do, I will stop at nothing to help her, save her . . . keep her.
The only thing I want, apart from Kaylee in my bed, is to protect her from the monster who wants to destroy her.
This is one of those super-tough-to-rate books. As always, I’ll start with the positives:
“My insurance didn't cover psychotic breaks. Go figure!”
All that said, there were a few things that either had me scratching my head in confusion or ready to reach through my Kindle and throttle someone:
But minor gripes notwithstanding, this is a read that, I’m sure, a majority of romantic suspense fans will enjoy. I’m probably more critical than most readers in the genre because it’s just not my particular brand of catnip. (Paranormal and light, contemporary romances are my thing.) For the rest of you, this one is definitely worth a read, and Ember Raine-Winters is an up-and-coming author that I’ll be keeping my eye on. I expect big things from her!
Full disclosure: the author generously provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s definitely within kissing distance of being unrealistic in spots, but overall, I’d say it neither crushes nor contributes to the romance stigma in any way.
Other reading suggestions
For romantic suspense with plenty of sexy elements and a sicko stalker/serial killer (seriously, he’s creepy as all hell), try Jami Alden’s Beg for Mercy. For a read about the worst ex in the history of shitty exes, try Lisa Gardner’s The Perfect Husband.