By: Kristen Ashley
Series: Unfinished Hero #4
My Copy: Amazon.com
The BookWhisperer's Rating:
Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone.
Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is Cassidy Swallow, a young woman willing to work hard to live her quiet dream in a house by a river surrounded by aspen and pine.
Suddenly, Deacon finds he’s at war. Cassidy’s pull for him to connect is strong. He fights it, but he loses, always coming back for more. But when he does, he gives her nothing.
From the first time she sees him, Cassidy knows Deacon is dead inside. She knows he’s the kind of man who could destroy a woman. But one night when Deacon’s control slips, Cassidy takes a chance.
He might break her. He also might be her dream come true.
Holy crap! Again, this is why I love KA. I was sucked, absolutely sucked, into this book from the first page. I could not put it down and I could not love it more. Books like these from KA is the reason why I would do this woman’s dishes for the rest of my life if she let me read her books all the time and then we could just sit down and talk about her characters. And I HATE dishes!
What did I love about this book? The answer is pretty much everything. I loved how Deacon just continuously showed up for a few years at the cabins that Cassidy owned. I loved how she continuously talked to him about all the upgrades and he didn’t utter one word besides “eleven.” I loved how the moment that he realized that she was single and danger was lurking about, he tensed up and took over. I loved their relationship, I loved when things got hard, I loved each other’s confession of their past, and I loved how absolutely supportive they were of each other.
This was one of the hottest KA books that I have read. That is all I am going to give you on that comment besides, wow!
I was surprised to know that there was a whole lot more to Deacon than just an alpha male who has a super secret and dangerous job. When it got to the story behind his darkened past, I was heart-broken by it. No wonder he was the way he was with a past like that. However, they only beauty behind that past was finding Cassidy and her love and light was able to pull him out of this pitch black darkness. Just look at this book cover- one dark leave, one light leave-Deacon and Cassie.
Basically, I am saying READ. THIS. BOOK! And you will end it just like I did with a “WHAT? This can’t be happening! I need more! I need it right now! *frantically looks on Goodreads to see when the next book is coming out* I can’t find when the next book comes out. How am I going to survive this wait?” That is what happened to me when I finished it. It was such a great book!