His darkness drew me in.
A mystery with a past I wanted to solve.
He was cold, like ice, but set me on fire.
A heat I hadn’t felt in ages.
But when I saw his face, I burned…
She melted from my voice–shuddered from my touch.
But trembled from the memories
That my face brought back.
She wanted more…Maybe even him.
I wasn’t the hand she counted on.
But I was what she was dealt…
A Wild Ace with no way to win.
I have to admit that the premisse of the story was really good and it had a lot of potential. So what was it that didn’t work for me? I read so many stellar reviews before going into this story that I thought I’d be in for a treat…
While I usually don’t mind a faster developement Trapper and Brea went from 0-100 in 1 second and the next second they loved each other. From beginning to end it felt like 3 weeks had passed. There was nothing natural about these two. The sex? I give you that, it was hot. I started skimming the sex scenes the closer I got to the end. That was a new one for me.
I liked Trapper in the beginning. He was badass or so I thought. The further I got into the story he came across as pussy whipped, and not the good way, because – as mentioned – it felt like 3 weeks until he went from badass to soppy.
Brea…god I am so sorry but I disliked her big time. She jumped to conclusions and made assumptions without asking and questioning why things appeared the way they did. She was judgmental and didn’t listen and thought the worst of the guy she banged. Asshole today, and sudden hero tomorrow. What now?
Cringe-worthy. Not going to say more…
The backstory was really good, just the execution failed to make this great. I have seen the reviews and I’m glad other people enjoyed it. I didn’t much.
ARC received via Netgally in exchange for an honest review