Because You Are Mine
Book 2, Because of Love
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Growing up, Cara Sinclair and Drake Ross shared an undeniable bond… until they found themselves in a fight for their lives. Drake soon learns that betrayal cuts deep, and the connection he and Cara once shared is irrevocably shattered.
Twelve years later, fate conspires to bring them back together. Drake has been hired as the new Finance Director for a prominent consulting firm—and as Cara’s new boss. Yet while they struggle with their reawakened desires and unforgotten passions, Drake is left more uncertain of the past that tore them apart.
An impenetrable love...
But the love that binds them proves impenetrable. And when light is finally shed on the secrets that haunt them, Cara and Drake soon discover that danger still lurks… and betrayal cuts deeper than they could have ever imagined.
Since I discovered this author a few weeks/months ago, I’m having a hard time moving on. I read a few of her other stories and I enjoyed them for the escape they provided. This is one I didn’t care for as much. It’s good but I’ve read better stories from Hart so I can’t say that my like is as high.
Cara Sinclair has always liked, you could even say loved Drake Ross. They met when they we both very young, Cara’s mom was the nursing aide to Drake’s grandmother, and created a very strong friendship. The story starts off with Cara’s being assaulted, we don’t know by who but the assumption is that it’s Drake. Cara’s step-father, that jerk, convinces the sheriff that Drake is the person who assaulted Cara because her blood is on his hands. Okay, go with me here for a second because that part is so convenient for the storyline that somehow the author thinks that neither this reader nor the local law enforcement doesn’t need actual evidence to convict. But it’s okay because not a lot of time is spent on Drake’s time behind bars anyway.
We jump 12 years into their future where Cara’s working as an analyst at a consulting company and Drake is hired as her new director/boss. We don’t know what either have been doing in the previous years other than getting to the place where their are now. Without a better back story that what was provided it’s very hard for me to find something about either character to bond with.
The thing is that Drake has some understandably pent up feelings, you can say hate because I did. Then even more interesting about these two is that somehow Drake’s family was able to pay off Cara’s family to drop the charges and move away. Weird right?
What’s strange about that is that Cara’s mother claimed innocence of knowing that her husband took bribe money to go away. I couldn’t believe it either, like seriously I thought that was complete BS to have that woman so stupid to not realize something’s up.
Then there’s the speedy getting back together that didn’t make sense to me. Cara’s just accepted Drake’s pseudo apology for his harsh and rude behavior at work. Yes, the sexy times were not far behind - I’m serious, it was minutes.
I liked Cara enough but she was smart in business and a complete push over with Drake. Then there’s Drake who was not unlikable but not likable either. And that’s why this one didn’t make me feel the same enthusiasm for their story as I have for other stories by Hart. Just blah.
Happy Reading Folks!
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Oct 30, 2015
- Publisher: Maroon Ash Publishing
- Seller: Maroon Ash Publishing
- Print Length: 114 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Because of Love