My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am starting this review with…this is the second time around I have read this book and it will not be the last. Nicole Edwards’ first book about the mafia is spell binding, dark, and descriptive. She writes this story has if you are standing right there with her characters watching the scenes play out and feeling their emotions.
You feel Courtney’s distain for what Max is and does. Her confusion of her own feelings and beliefs all the while slowly entwining her life with Max’s and falling deeply and undeniably in love with him. You can also tell the devastation Courtney feels at her father’s betrayal.
Max is a man of his convictions. He knows what type of world he was brought up in and he embraces it willingly. Max is a man that commands respect. He is a man few under estimate. But the ones who do, feel his wrath and usually pay with their life. Max is protective and generous and the people under is care are extremely loyal to him. Max’s feelings for Courtney are extreme. He is consumed by her to distraction at times.
Courtney and Max’s relationship is volatile at best. The sex is extreme and combustible. Very seldom is the sex gentle. If you enjoy your sex rough and sweaty then you are going to enjoy this book.
Nicole writes her books with a well developed story behind each and every one of them….at least all that I have read. Her secondary characters are just as well developed and you can tell which ones will also have their own story. I know I can’t wait to read the next in this series “Beautifully Loyal”.