Trauma surgeon Ronan Grisham lost everything the day the man he loved was stolen from him in a brutal attack. Driven by a thirst for vengeance, he turns his hatred into building an underground group that can do what he couldn’t that fateful day…take the lives of the guilty to save the lives of the innocent. But years later, he’s forced to confront the one link to his past that he can’t sever.
Seven years after the loss of his parents in a violent home invasion that left him permanently scarred both inside and out, 21-year-old Seth Nichols is trying to put his life back together so he can take over the reins of his father’s global shipping empire. But the last person he expects to come back into his life is the man he drove away with one innocent, stolen kiss.
With one brush of his lips, Seth managed to do to Ronan what no other had since the day Ronan watched the light in his fiancé’s eyes go out forever. He made him need again. But Ronan can’t need anyone, least of all his dead fiancé’s younger brother. Because even one touch from Seth could shatter Ronan’s carefully constructed world and Ronan knows there’s no coming back from that a second time.
But when a series of escalating attacks against Seth forces Ronan back into his life, Seth knows it’s his last chance to show Ronan he can be the man the broken surgeon needs. Only the Ronan who returns isn’t the Ronan Seth fell in love with so long ago…
Can Seth be Ronan’s salvation or will he end up destroying them both?
I honestly can’t even begin to tell you how moved by this story I was. I know it may seem like I may say this a lot, but this book, everything about it was wonderful. And sad. And heartbreaking. And soul crushing. Painful. God this book made me hurt. It made me cry.
Ronan, god…this man. So broken from his past that his mind is almost…ALMOST one track on his mission. Can anyone break through to this man, make him see? Can he ever know that he CAN be loved and love someone again? Is he so broken that he’s unable to? But god…his NEED for Seth….
Seth….bless this boy’s little heart. All the pain and heartache he has endured have led him to live an almost reclusive/secluded like lifestyle. But god, his love for Ronan…
They are both so broken, but they can’t stay away from each other even if they think they should or want to, they…just….can’t
I absolutely love Sloane Kennedy. The story, the writing, the way I was drawn into this book…this series. it’s rare for this to happen. Not every author can make me cry, and if you do, then you have written a very moving story.
I highly recommend this series, this book. A Very well earned 5WickedGoodStars. I cannot wait to carve out some time to be able to devour her other books as well.