by Alicia Rae
Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm.
Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress.
Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now.
Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way.
The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable.
Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?
**I received an ARC for an honest review.**
I really don't know how I want to start this review. I am trying to write it with a bit of a lump still in my throat from the way this book ended and from the preview into the next book.
I'm thinking about how I started this book with the emotions running heavy and how ending of this book was even more emotional.
I'm thinking that Raelyn is a strong woman and deals with the curveballs that life throws at her in a way that endeared her to me. I'm also thinking that on top of all the issues that she had in the beginning and all the ones that pile up over the course of this book, that she deals with them perfectly. That she doesn't let any of them control her. That is until she can't ignore them any longer.
I knew from the very beginning that there was good chance that this books was headed to some pretty heavy topics. Not only on Raelyn's side but also on Damien's. Both of them have been shaped and scarred by their past. But I think they are perfect for each other. They are exactly what each other needed.
I really don't want to go into to much with this book considering the release of the second book is right around the corner. But I will say that I went through every emotion possible with this book.
I was sad when some things of the past/present were revealed. I was sad when Raelyn started out this story fighting for her life. I was happy when life altering news was given. I was happy when two lost and scarred people found each other. I was happy when those two people started to heal each other a little bit at a time. I was angry when others did them wrong. I was angry when friends proved to be foe. I was hot and bothered when Damien really turned on his naughtiness. I was sad again when the past came back to haunt the present and future.
I was all of those things while reading this book and I loved every emotion that I felt. This is a feel good book but it's also a feel bad book. I have to know how their story continues. I need more.
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About Alicia Rae
Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and wedding photography.
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