By: Nicole Edwards
Series: Alluring Indulgence #2
My Copy: Amazon.com
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Vanessa Carmichael will never forget that horrible day for as long as she lives. With Zane fully on the mend from the brutal attack he suffered right in her very own yard, she knows she should be grateful, which she is. She also knows that walking away from Zane might be the only way to keep him safe. Despite her denial, V knows she can’t trust her own heart, especially when it comes to the youngest Walker brother, but he’s not the kind of man who will walk away when there is something he wants. He wants her even if it isn’t safe for him, and she’s not sure she is strong enough to walk away.
Zane Walker might have been brutally attacked and after months in the hospital, walked away with his life spared, but now that he’s out of the hospital, he has only one goal in mind. Getting the girl. From the first time he kissed her, Zane knew V was the one for him. He also knew that getting her wasn’t going to be as easy as he hoped. She’s stubborn and the walls she has erected around her heart are nearly impenetrable. However, there’s one thing about Zane – he never gives up. And he’s not about to start now.
Can V learn to open her heart to the one man who is desperate to get past those walls she has erected, or will she walk away to protect him? How long will Zane allow her to deny what he knows is growing between them? Or is the only option to obscure the underlying emotions with spine tingling lust?
When V and Zane come together, smoke detectors go on the fritz, but when they bring Zane’s best friend Beau into the mix, extra fire extinguishers are needed.
So Edward left me suffering from a minor heart attack at the very end of Kaleb involving Zane getting the snot beat out of him while V watched it all go down from her front door. During the entire prologue and first chapter, I couldn’t breathe while reading. I just needed to absorb everything that was going down; I needed to know that Zane was going to be okay and that their relationship was going to be stronger. But that didn’t happen right off the bat and this is why I loved this book. Zane wants nothing but V but V is terrified that being with Zane will get him hurt again, so she backs off. They struggle with their relationship because when they are together it is hot and intense, however V has a hard time accepting her feelings for Zane because of her fear and her past, this causes a strain on both the main characters…you know I love me some drama!
It was great to read how Zane was willing to do anything to get her back. He helped her work through her panic attacks, he made her feel loved, he protected her, and he brought in his best friend Beau, um, yeah…nice!
Edward sure knows how to write the Walker boys and make me love them.