Life can be cruel. People can be ruthless and evil. The world can be cold and uninviting. No one knows these things better than Josephine Geroux. By her own definition, she is a twenty-five year old “nobody with nothing,” and she is content to stay that way. Growing up an orphan has made her tough and indifferent to the people around her until she meets a strangely familiar man with a face that haunts her for reasons she can’t understand.
Despite the pain that will inevitably ensue, she makes it her mission to discover what parts of her tragic puzzle she is missing. On her journey to discovering why the she feels an alarming connection to an absolute stranger, her greatest fear is reawakening the demons and darkness from the past that will surely overtake her if she lets her guard down.
Little does Josephine know that the past should be the least of her worries. She is toying with a man who has already broken her heart once. She just doesn’t realize it.
Although she makes it a point to avoid interactions with others, Josephine’s life becomes entangled with the enigmatic stranger. Before she realizes it, she has given herself over to the one person who is close enough to wreck her.
Argh, a cliffhanger that reaaally leaves you hanging! Thankfully the next book is out soon so I won’t have too long to wait.
Okay, what did I think of this book? There were good points and bad points. Firstly, it is literally like Fifty Shades and Ten Tiny Breaths have collided head on and intertwined to make another story. That bothered me a little. I’d prefer to read something wholly new and fresh, rather than an amalgamation of two books I’ve already read.
… But not enough to stop me reading.
Jo has a harrowing past. Her family died when she was just nine years old, she is alone in the world, prefers to keep it that way and has survived against the odds through homelessness, attempted rape, starvation, thieving and poverty. But she hassurvived. Just about. And now she guards her heart closely, never letting anybody in, avoiding any more heartbreak or loss, and at the same time, shutting out the possibility of emotion, love and normality.
And then Damon Cole enters her life. Sexy, filthy rich entrepreneur. And their immediate mutual affinity is undeniable.
Though both of them usually avoid relationships at all costs, they can’t help but investigate the intense connection they share, falling head first into an all consuming relationship.
But life is cruel and all is not as it seems. Whilst both characters have already overcome excruciating heartache and the harsh hands that life has dealt them, can they triumph over further loss, destruction and devastation?
In it’s own right, this book is good. It is gripping, intense, passionate, sexy, real and enjoyable. I liked Jo’s foul mouthed, hard faced, no shit attitude toward life. She’s been through hell and back in her life and I think that the author did a good job of writing her hardened personality, which came as a result.
Damon is perfect! He is gorgeous and attentive. He’s got stacks of money, he bought her a friggin’ puppy and a whole closet full of Jimmy Choos!!! I mean, my man needs to take notes from this one!
I feel like he is all I have in this world, but he is more than enough. He’s everything. He’s it. He’s the one. I know it like I know my own damn reflection. If ever two people were designed for one another, it’s us. I have never believed in the whole love at first sight, soul mate bullshit until now. Until him.
Although a little unrealistic, I enjoyed the intensity of the relationship between these two. I’m a sucker for characters who fall hard for one another and can’t get enough of each other. And that’s how it was for these two.
“You may not realise if yet, but you’re mine. Not because I am claiming you. You’re mine because that’s how it is. I feel like I have waited my whole life to find you. Before we met in that store I dreamed of you every night. I wondered where you were and when I’d find you. Now that I have, you’d be crazy to think I would just let you go.”
Some of the writing and a few typos niggled at me a little, but they weren’t enough to throw me off course from the story. They were easy enough to ignore.
There is a lot of sex in this book. And it’s hot, rough, dirty sex. Yum!
So, in conclusion, I did really enjoy the first installment of Josephine and Damon’s story. For the reasons I’ve outlined, I can’t give it a full five stars, but I will definitely be reading the sequel! I need to find out how this ends.
“You are an amazing woman who has had a fucked up life because of some irresponsible asshole. That man’s actions have hurt you in many ways. I want to make it right. Had those things never happened to you I bet you have had a very different life. You deserve so much. I intend on giving you those things.”
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