June 28, 2019 by kissandtellbookblog
Caven Hunt had a terrible childhood that continues to haunt him. We are talking TONS of baggage. Once a playboy, he is now a rich, successful, single dad. Everything he does is for his daughter. His loyalty and love for her are unmatched. He has no problem saying what he thinks and going after those who are in the wrong. He stands up for what he believes in. He’s also sensitive, loving, and kind. He trusts until he has reason not to. He keeps his emotions buried inside until he explodes.
Strong Female Lead:💋💋💋💋
Willow Banks is one part of the famous R.K. Banks artist that sells paintings for millions. She has lived through tragedy and has the baggage to show for it. She was only 8 when her parents died in a horrific event, and now, 18 years later, she has just lost her sister in some seriously twisted dramatic fashion. It’s obvious her past has been filled with mistakes. Now she’s making her only living relative her top priority. She’s selfless, determined, creative, kind, and beautiful. Funny and easy to love. She would do anything for those she loves, especially family. She loves and forgives easily.
Now that Willow’s secret is revealed, she must confront Caven with the truth. It’s devastating, but Caven agrees to allow her visits with Rosalee continue. Over the course of many weeks, Caven begins to realize that her really can’t live without her, but he has a hard time determining where she fits into his life. Lines are blurred. When Willow finds herself in a dangerous situation, his true feelings cause him to act. Then he gets some news that turns his life to shambles. Unsure if anyone will make it out of this mess, is a relationship even possible at this point?
Caven and Hadley obviously were an item and have legitimate feelings for each other. The attraction and lust is still there, but some of the trust is gone. Much of this book is rebuilding.
This felt more like a suspense/romance kind of who done it type read for me. It really kept me on my toes and thirsty for more clues. I had suspicions, but was still shocked when the truth came out. This series was a pleasant surprise for me!
Book Summary from author:
When I was fifteen, a single bullet changed my life. I spent the next decade trying to outrun the devastation of my past, building an empire that would shield me from whatever life could throw at me.
But all the money in the world couldn’t help me when I found a screaming newborn abandoned on my doorstep.
I’d never wanted to be a father. Passing the sludge that ran through my veins down to an innocent child seemed like a tragedy. But there she was—pink cheeks, red hair, and mine.
Somehow, against all logic, that little girl became the best thing that ever happened to me. It was impossible to stay lost in the past when I was the only one who could protect her future.
Which is exactly why, when her mother came back four years later, I was ready for battle.
If only I could stop myself from falling in love with her during the war.