ARC provided 3.5-4 stars!
After a brutal
childhood Alyson learned early on that she could only depend on herself.
The only other person she could depend on was taken away from her early
on; in handcuffs and destined for prison. He too came from a horrible
home and sought Aly out to protect her...until he was taken away.
Years later their paths cross again and they reunite.
has a hot temper and uses it professionally in the ring. When Aly walks
into his life again he is determined to keep her there and once again
becoming her protector.
Now after years of separation, they are
eager to learn about and re-explore each other. Soon the lines of their
friendship blurs confusing them both. He thinks he doesn't need a
distraction or more than friendship but she might just be the kind of
distraction he really needs.
I enjoyed this book and couldn't
wait to see what was going to happen next. I did have a few issues with
how Aly handled certain situations. Aly was a victim of abuse and now a
case worker for abused children/families but some of her choices seemed
dumb for an intelligent girl who has been through similar situations. I
understand she had a big heart and risked her job for a family that
needed a home because the situation was so similar to hers growing up, I
just didn't feel she took the right precautions. First being that they
were supposed to be in hiding but she takes the son to a fight when she
knows that this woman's husband is a professional fighter?? There were
just too many suspicions things going on for her to turn a blind eye.
Especially with what she did for a living.
Those are just a the few issues I had but the story held my attention and I'm anxious to find out what happens next.
Thank you to the author for providing me a copy.