5.5 hearts!!! I loved this book! As usual, with Kristen Ashley books, there were some laugh out loud moments, some teary moments and lots of steamy moments….squee!!
The story centers around two tortured characters who find love. Our heroine is sweet, sassy, funny and strong Kia Clementine. She has a murdered ex husband who abused her and cheated on her. Our hero is Sampson “Sam” Cooper an ex-football star, ex-badass army ranger and her celebrity crush. He, too, has a tortured past. The two meet on vacation in Italy where they are placed at the same table by a romantic, matchmaking maitre’d.
Sparks fly….Kia overcomes her past demons more quickly than Sam. I love that she is a strong heroine and that Sam helps her find her way back to her true self. Her love helps Sam overcome his fears. There is a lot of character development which made me really connect with them and feel their emotions.
I highly recommend this one
My favorite quotes: “Wherever you are, however you got there, if it’s good, you’re meant to be there either because you earned it or life led you there and you were smart enough to hold on.”
“Then he muttered like he was talking to himself, “I don’t know if I want her to figure out she’s fuckin’ gorgeous so she isn’t so fuckin’ clueless when a player marks her or if I’m glad I finally got one who looks as good as her and has no fuckin’ clue.”
“Are you wanting me to participate in this discussion or are you having a conversation with yourself?”
“You’re participation isn’t required,” Sam replied… and I looked up to see him grinning.”