Author: Sidney Halston
Published: August 18, 2015
Stars: 5 out of 5
Growing up an Army brat, Violet Channing could never meet her dad’s high expectations. But in the eyes of her best friend, she could do no wrong. He even insisted that he should be her first kiss. Now Cain Sorensen is all grown up, hardened by years in special ops and always looking for a good fight. Tall, with striking blue eyes and impossibly blond hair, he’s a modern-day Viking warrior. Of course, Violet’s all grown up, too, and she’s ready to surrender to his every command.
Cain knows he’s bad for Violet. His work is dangerous, and his hobbies are downright deadly. As a private mercenary and a mixed martial arts fighter, he could never let such an innocent soul into his world. And yet his most grueling combat training is no match for Violet’s killer curves, hot touch, and suggestive glances. Now all of Cain’s most explosive fantasies are coming true—but once they cross the line between friends and lovers, there’s no turning back.
This book is interesting, at times intense, and pulls at your emotions. The story is about best friends, love, guilt, and the struggle to forgive yourself and allow yourself to love/be loved. Not at all what I was expecting from this book. I haven’t read any of the books prior to this one in the series and I’m sad I missed out. Although this book is a great stand alone, I would recommend reading the first three books since the characters build within each book.
Violet’s character is completely lovely. She loves with all her heart, she is the perfect best friend, and guys would be lucky to have her as their girlfriend. Her only flaw, if you can even call it that, is she forgives to easily.
Cain’s character is intense with all the emotions he has suppressed. He is an alpha, brooding, baggage caring, fool of a man. But oh can he be hot! And that mouth of his, yes please. This book is unique in the reasons behind why Cain stays away from Violet. That being there is actually legitimate reasons, not the typical ignore or run away from what’s in front of you.
This book is powerful and a great read! And the ending, oh the ending!! By the end of the book, my heart was broken but full and excited. This is a book that is full of emotion and one you think back to weeks after you finished reading it. I really enjoyed this book and plan to read it again!!