I’m used to getting my hands dirty. During the day it’s mud and grime on the construction site. At night…it’s the blood I spill.
A drug lord’s enforcer does what needs to be done. It’s my obedience, my loyalty to the boss that keeps my family alive.
I know I’m teetering on the edge. I’m losing my humanity, I can feel it. It’s changing me, and it’s only a matter of time before the darkness takes over.
Then I meet her. Liv. The only person who sees past my busted knuckles and brutal exterior. She sees…me.
But being with me will get her killed. The only way I can keep her safe is by staying away. Until her own actions catapult her into the center of my world—a world which will swallow her whole.
Now I’m forced to be the ruthless bastard I’ve been for so long. Only this time it’s not to destroy…but to defend.
Let's start off by saying that this author is new to us and we have to say that we really enjoyed our first read by them.
We really enjoyed the story as it was one of those stories that keeps you on edge the entire time as you never know what is going to happen around the corner.We really loved almost all the character's in this current story especially all those mysterious hot construction guys .The sick ones well-"I wanted to be planning their deaths right along him!" lol
Brick was my favorite character this time around as he had so many sides to him and always kept you wondering one how he never broke for all he has had to endure and two how could this dark and dangerous man just melt when in the presence of Olivia.
"It was rather sweet!"
I found Brick to be sexy as sin,tall,dark,dangerous,deadly,possessive,
protective yet compassionate,had a conscience even with all the bad deeds he has done,loved the sacrifices he made for his grand-mother but, most of all you could not help but love the broken man.
"Definitely a man you want at your back!"
My heart broke time and time again for Brick at what he was forced to do in order to keep his grand-mother alive.Who uses your grandma as leverage against you to do your sick bidding ? Poor Brick lived like this for 15 years under some sociopaths thumb never having a life of his own who controlled your life 24 hrs a day.
Olivia ends up being his one bright star in his very dark world.Olivia we loved her from the onset of the story from the moment she dropped by the construction site throwing around her sass.We found Olivia to be loving and caring and a little bit of a rebel,was fiery as well as sassy but, also compassionate at helping those who just need to know that someone out there actual gives a fig about others.
We love this forbidden romance between Brick and Olivia and the struggles they dealt with trying to navigate two worlds.We loved how Olivia fell head over heals for Brick and no matter who he was past or present she loved the man buried under all the armor and facade.
We loved this story from cover to cover it was intriguing suspenseful and kept you engrossed and turning the pages the entire time.
The romance between both of Olivia and Brick was precious and sweet but, the heart wants what the heart wants and Olivia wants the tall dark and dangerous broken man and nothing will stand in her way to get him and Brick longs for something he knows he should never lay claim to.Are the consequence of their love worth the risk to both of them?
We loved how the story played out but rest assured that the monster you have created will use all that is in his arsenal to protect the thing he cannot live without.....
Recommend to read to all! So looking forward to Kane's story next.
If you like those suspenseful mafia reads this story is the perfect fit for you!
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Jen started her love affair with romance novels, first as a reader, then as a reviewer and blogger. She launched the Red Hot Books blog in 2010 and jumped into Book Twitter shortly after.
She is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Together, they’re raising two kids, a cat, and a dog who is afraid of his own shadow.
Jen spends her days working as television journalist and her nights curled up with a good book.