I’m the guy you love to hate.
In every story in my life, I seem to end up playing the villain—and I’ve got the scars to prove it.
That role works fine for me, because I’m sure as hell not anyone’s hero.
I run my life and my empire with an iron fist—until she knocks my tightly controlled world off its axis.
She’s nobody’s damsel in distress, but I can’t help but want to save her anyway.
I guess we’re about to find out if there’s a hero buried … beneath these scars.
Damnit. Dammit. Damnit
Lord or Titan? Lord or Titan?
Seriously, the struggle to pick just one book boyfriend for this series is real because Ms. March pulled off making an unlikeable character likeable without changing him drastically in anyway and good God all you want to do is lick Titan up.
That really was the question of the hour. Could Ms. March make the most unlikeable character in the series into a man you’d fight over without changing him? And the answer is a massive YES! Lucas Fucking Titan is still the dominant, single minded, ruthless, arrogant prick we met in Beneath This Ink from start to finish and yet so much more. As the story progresses you get to see underneath that armour, though that armour is never fully shed, and see the true man beneath and hell if he isn’t as amazing, and damn sexy, as the rest of the alpha males in the series.
Yve has been around since Beneath this Mask and has always come across as a full blown Miss Independent. She’s confident in herself and knows what she wants, without apology and to finally find out what she went through to become that woman was just crazy. But what I really liked most about her, was that while she wanted to be independent and do everything on her own, she also knew when to accept help when it was offered. There were times when she fought it, but as she states in the book she “wouldn’t cut off my nose to spite my face”.
Titan and Yve together were smokin’ hot! What starts out as a one and done turns into more as they each try to figure out why they can’t stop thinking about each other. The beauty of their relationship is that even though they fight for the upper hand, in and out of bed, there is still a balance of power and with that comes mutual respect. I’m typically not a fan of the constant push away with one hand, pull towards you with the other situation, but this one worked for me. I found it amusing to watch as they both tried to rationalize what was going on between them, which made the fall that much better.
The writing, as always, was engaging and flowed well, Ms. March does a wonderful job with first person POV. The twists and turns in the story were well done and there were a few things that I didn’t see coming.The couples from the previous books in the series make appearances, some more than others, and we are introduced to a few new ones, Levi and JP were awesome, but Jerome I absolutely adored. And then there is everyone’s favorite Detective Hennessy who I’m praying will be getting his own book soon.
The Bottom Line: I devoured this book in a few hours and cannot wait for the next one!
~ ARC received in exchange for an honest review ~
Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had.
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