Jodi Ellen Malpas
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Fall in love with a mysterious and tortured hero in this #1 New York Times bestselling author's steamy, suspenseful romance about an "irresistible" (Booklist) British alpha and the one woman who may be able to save him -- as long as he can protect her from his dark past.
Named to RetailMeNot's "List of the 23 Must-Read Books of 2019"! Named one of the "Most Popular Books Published in February 2019" by Goodreads!
Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she's so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she's been so desperate to avoid.
When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can't help thinking she's been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane's notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he's tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away.
As Theo's demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.
Move over Jesse Ward cause Theo Kane is coming to town!
I am in love with how this couple began. Izzy is a nurse who stumbles upon a beaten woman on her way home from the hospital, only the perpetrator has not left yet. In comes Theo to save the day and boy did he make an impression.
There is a lot of mystery about both Izzy and Theo's past that you know was very bad for both of them. What I loved was how Izzy seemed to be the only person that Theo could stand touching him. He avoided all physical contact except from her. When he realized how strong of a connection he has to her, he knew he would never let her go.
If you are a fan of the alpha types who take what they want, then you are going to love Theo. Izzy is hesitant due to her past and Theo just bulldozes right through. He pretty much stalks her in the very beginning. His care for her is very sweet though. He knows how precious she is and just wants her safe.
You don't know Theo or Izzy's full story through most of the book. You just know it's not good. There is a lot for both of them to overcome but what I loved was that it was never an interference form other men or women that stood in their way. The conflicts in this book were all due to their personal demons they were fighting.
This is a standalone book and has the sweetest epilogue. The author did leave things open to possible explore two of the side characters. I'm really hoping that is in her plans cause she gives us just enough to have me curious.
I loved this book! It has the same quality story as the This Man Series, I couldn't put it down.
Intoxicating characters who gripe your heart. Two lost souls who triumph with other. You want to grab some wine, tissues, and pillow because you will need them to deal with the emotions you will feel. One more thing once you start this book you will want to finish