“If at any time what we have causes you too much stress, you walk away. Okay?”
A humorless laugh bursts from my lips.
“That’s the problem, Shy. Don’t you get it?”
I dare a touch, reach forward and run a strands of her silky black hair between my fingers.
“I can’t. I’ve tried, and…” I lick my lips and force the words from my mouth no matter how pathetic they make me sound. “You’re impossible to walk away from.”
Shyann seems tough and sassy but deep down she has a heart of gold. It must be hard to fall in love with somebody who has these kind of mental issues – to me it was amazing how sweet and accepting she was. She wants to help Lucas find peace and when push comes to shove Shyann defends Lucas like a lioness. There is a courage in this woman that borders on recklessness but if she wants to beat Lucas’ darkness she has to go above and beyond.
Lucas’s soul is stainless. He is a beautiful man, inside and out and the darkness inside him is the thing that makes him seek out solitude – relationships mean jeopardizing his secret and he can’t have it exposed. Trust doesn’t come easy to him but to watch him fall in love with Shyann is a thing of beauty. He is selfless, sweet and protective. And if I say he is also volatile and ruthless you’ll have to believe me, even if it doesn’t make much sense right now. Having said that, I am irrevocably in love with the whole package that is Lucas.
“You own me, Shy. Take what’s yours. Everything good in me, it’s all for you.”
“If that’s true…” Her forehead drops to mine on a long moan. “Let me have the bad too. I want it all.”
I’m panting, holding back the orgasm that’s about to blow through my body, but I grin. “Greedy.”
“For you? Always.”
The sexual chemistry between the main characters was off the charts. It was sweet, tender but also rough and hot.
I can imagine that this is a book that you will either hate or love. Either way, it will make you think and want to discuss the story, the decisions these people make. If you love it, you’ll swoon and your heart will be broken. I loved every disturbing minute of it and my heart broke for Lucas and Shy a thousand times over. The main characters were brilliant and even though Shyann and Lucas both had a lot of doubts you could understand why they acted the way they did.
I’ve promised him honesty and then tucked tail when I should’ve just talked openly about what I’ve learned.
JB Salsbury has written a story that I can imagine was tough to plot. I am in awe how well she did it. It’s a unique story that definitely requires some out-of-the-box-thinking. Can’t wait to read more of this author’s works.
What we have isn’t conventional, it wouldn’t be considered ideal, but it’s perfect for us. Because love never discriminates. Even when you’re split.