The Story of Kace Haywood
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Every choice you make in life comes with a consequence.
I was once on top, I was the professional boxer to be afraid of. I had everything I could possibly hope for. I was happy, satisfied, content . . . until one night.
One off day.
One wrong reaction.
I killed a man. The sound, the blood, the stagnant air, it’s forever imprinted in my mind and now dictates the way I live my life.
Desolate with nothing but my penance to pay, I didn’t expect to have my world flipped upside down when Lyla seductively strutted into my life.
I want her. I need her. I crave her.
But I don’t deserve her.
People like to celebrate the day they were born, I like to celebrate the day my soul died.
I’m Kace Haywood and this is my story of repentance.
Fell in love with Kace
I didn't realize Kace's story was a spin-off from one of Quinn's other series, The Bourbon series. It was also darker than the other books I've read by her but so share worthy.
Kace Haywood was fighter on the fast track to stardom with the potential to be a champion. In one night he lost it all. He was betrayed by his trainer and his hometown turned their backs on him. What's worse is that his own father who was very vocal about his disappointment in his only son, also believed the stories in the press and completely destroyed what little self-worth Kace had.
His best friend Jett Colby is the only one to stand by Kace even when an epic lapse in judgement leads to irreparable damage. I loved the loyalty and support that Jett gave Kace. I was a little confused at times by the affection that Kace felt towards Jett's girlfriend Goldie throughout the story. I feel like I would've understood better if I had read the Bourbon Series but I really enjoyed her character. She's sassy and pushes Kace's buttons. She's determined to help her best friend Lyla capture his heart.
There's a push and pull between Kace and Lyla that felt a little repetitive at times but I loved that she was determined to break through the walls Kace has built around his heart. She was willing to give him what he needed and was patient when he pushed her away. He struggles with his desire to be with Lyla when he feels she deserves better and he won't allow himself to find happiness.
In his efforts to find penance for his mistakes Kace helps Jett with a community center they're building. He also reaches out anonymously to the others his mistakes effected. I loved the way Quinn brought his past and his present together. A little girl named Madeline is the brightest spot in this story. Quinn adds a perfect little twist to the story that heals all wounds and gave me the happily ever after that I love.