I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I have to start this review off by saying that I figured out what the “big secret” was in this novel very early. I saw it coming a mile away, but that enabled me to be able to enjoy the book without worrying too much so I didn’t mind. I just wanted to point out my awesome skills of deduction. Ouch! I just pulled a muscle while trying to pat myself on the back. Lol
Now, that I am done bragging, let us review.
This was one of those books that, as a contemporary romance fan, you will either like or hate. I personally liked it. The relationship between the main characters was a dysfunctional mess at times, but that made it interesting.. Sasha was a spoiled brat who played around way too much considering her life was in mortal danger, and she fought Alex, the man who was just trying to keep her alive, on everything. This however was understandable because Sasha wasn’t exactly the picture of mental health and Alex was very difficult to deal with. She had spent the last two years desperately trying to find some normalcy after her world was torn apart by a very tragic event. (What she had to endure, more than explained her bratty behavior.) She isn’t crazy, she just deals with anxiety as a result of certain traumatic experiences that she has had because she is the daughter of a Russian mob boss
Once again she finds herself in a dangerous situation because of the life that her father chooses to lead, and the only person that her father trust to keep her safe is Alex, a six-foot tall assassins who is covered in tattoos and sports a mohawk. I sort of have a weird relationship with tattooed guys in books. I’m not a big tattoo fan, but I don’t mind them either. Some are nice, but I never really understand the desire to cover yourself in them. I will also say that some of the nicest people who I have run into have had a lot of tattoos though so they really don’t bother me. However, When the main male character in a book has tattoos, I sort of dig it. The author usually writes the character as this bad ass who can write poetry one minute and rescue you from the clutches of your evil ex boyfriend the next, and that’s fun to read. Although Alex probably won’t be writing poetry anytime soon, he did that scary but still sexy thing very well.
It could have been annoying how often Alex shoved some guy in the wall for just looking at Sasha. But most of the time he wasn’t being an over protective boyfriend, he was just being a bodyguard, it made sense. As the story progresses we get to see how good he is at taking care of her. He may not be the type of man who write poetry, but he is the kind of guy who will stay awake all night just so you will feel safe enough to fall asleep, and that’s what Sasha needed in her life. I like the way the author didn’t have Sasha “fix him” too. Sure we get to see who he is under all the tattoos and the mohawk, but he was still pretty rough around the edges. Both Sasha and Alex have their issues, but they were right for each other, and accepted each other without trying to change each other. That type of relationship always entertains me.
They had great chemistry and shared some really cute moments so I had a lot of fun reading about them. The ending was very intense and satisfactory, and I would suggest this book for fans of the “from enemies to lovers” storyline.
There were no explicit sex scenes in this book, but because of language, violence, and sexual situations, I would recommend this it for ages 17 and up.