I was fortunate enough to receive an Advanced Review Copy (ARC) of this book in exchange for an honest review. Previous to receiving the ARC, I had never read any stories by this author.
This is Abbie and Alexi’s story.
Alexi is, sexy, good-looking, strong, broody with lots of secrets. He is totally into Abbie and wants to be with her, but his secrets threaten to break them up before they have even had a chance to get started.
Abbie is caring, kind and running from her ex-boyfriend who has been abusive to her in their relationship and extremely manipulative.
I found the story engaging and I wanted to keep reading it to see how Abbie and Alexi deal with their issues. I did connect with the couple and I could feel the chemistry and attraction between them.
However, I was disappointed in Abbie’s response to every crisis that she and Alexi had in their relationship. Alexi always goes to her and wants to explain what went wrong. Admittedly, he should have told her earlier before it all hits the fan but he always tries to reach out to her to explain. She cuts him off and does not want to speak to him and she does not have all the information to judge why he did not inform her of all that was going on in his life, and when he needs to explain it, she does not want to listen.
Sophie, her best friend, sums it up best for me: “…maybe he hasn’t told you everything because he knows you’ll run…you’ve run from this thing the moment there was trouble.”
I could not have said it better myself.
The pace of the story could have been quicker. All that said, it is a pleasant, romantic read!
-Review by Marcia