My rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Release date: February 3rd 2015
Blurb: Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren’t his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets,. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.
Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.
Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they’re on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again…
I seriously had a very hard time putting this book down. I was completely drawn from the beginning to the end and I am so so glad I got to read it!
I loved the fact that this book took on a different route to most contemporary novels I’ve read in the past. This was so much more than a stuck up billionaire. Where usually it’s always the guy chasing the girl, in this we got the opposite. I know many people have a way of complaining if the girl ever has to chase a guy, but gender equality right? In this case it was valid. Alexa didn’t run after Caine so much that it would appear desperate, but she was eager to get through to him, to acknowledge and act on the intense chemistry they both had brewing between each other. Caine also had many personal issues, growing up hadn’t exactly been easy and knowing the fact that it was Alexa’s father who had ruined his childhood didn’t make it any easier. But Alexa just truly saw him for who he was and was determined to show him that they were both more similar than different. I honestly loved her strength and will to help Caine realise his worth at each turn. She was a truly compassionate being and is now on my list of favourite heroine’s. I loved how she didn’t whine or cry about not being treated the best by Caine because she understood who he was and she accepted it.
This book also proved to be very entertaining to read. Alexa’s banter is absolutely hilarious I assure you. I think that’s one of the major things that made this book experience so bloody perfect for me. She makes you laugh and cringe and her witty and sometimes sarcastic humour. And even though she’s been quite alone in life she doesn’t let that effect showing her happiness. I know I keep going on about her but she was a very powerful heroine!
And Caine, beautiful, dark and broody Caine. We all love those type of book guys right? I loved him instantly, and he definitely falls in my list of top book hero’s (fits him perfectly). He had his issues but he wasn’t immensly rude to Alexa. Okay may be he was a little, but that was just pure entertaining and funny. He kind of reminded me of Miranda Priestly (the woman from devil wears prada) just a teeny bit at the beginning. The way he made Alexa rush around to do every little thing for him and she did it all for him. I assure you, you’ll love their interactions.
Overall, I could not find a flaw in this story. Like I said I loved it. It was perfect, it was funny, it was deep in places and I cannot wait to read it again. I think this is one of those that almost everyone will find hard to put down because I certainly had the same feelings. Currently running on five hours of sleep thanks to this book but I don’t regret it a single bit. Enjoy!
I squirmed, remembering his method of persuasion in the bed this morning.
I really needed some willpower.
I wondered if it was for sale on Charles Street.
“If someone sees us, they see us.” Caine sighed, obviously annoyed.
Clearly my anxiety had not gone unnoticed. “We’re playing a dangerous game here,” I argued.
“Really?” He stopped to peer down into the basement store window where ladies’ clothing was displayed. “I though we were walking down a fucking street.”