November 20, 2015 by ceresbooksworld
Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.
Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.
But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.
Roxy works with Jax and Nick in a bar. One night, eleven months ago, Roxy brings Reece to his home, since that night, they don’t talk to each other. Roxy avoids Reece, but this man can be persuasive and persistent. Roxy’s best friend is in a care center and Roxy feels guilty for it. The man who is responsible is out of jail and he wants to talk to her.
Roxy is a sweet girl, she love to paint, she loves her job at the bar. She’s independent and she doesn’t want a serious relationship. She doesn’t want to suffer by losing people she cares about. Roxy is really naïve sometimes; she blinds herself by telling everyone she’s not in love with Reece. But everyone knows the truth.
Reece is a cop, and he had some problems to deal with. He’s strong, protective, and cocky. He tries to talk to Roxy about “the night” (they spent together), he can’t forgive himself for what happened back then, but he still likes Roxy.
All the girls in this series are a little broken, Jennifer L. Armentrout loves to create characters with problem,, Avery was raped, Teresa was beaten and Calla was burned. The author is a little sadistic with her women and this book is not an exception, there is a rapist who torture girls in the region and the cops are trying to stop him.
One of the things I like about this series is that we can see the characters from the previous stories appearing in each new book. Calla and Jax are here, but that’s the couple who link Roxy to the others. Avery, Cam, Teresa and Jase are here too, as well as Jacob, Brit and Ollie. I like that they are all connected, and I think it’s great for the story. Katy made me laugh a lot. I’m excited to know what Jennifer L. Armentrout has in her pocket for Katy.
The story is about forgiveness, about how forgive others and to forgive yourself. I like this message because Roxy needs to forgive herself and Henri, Reece needs to forgive himself and some other people too.
I wasn’t surprised by the story, and like always with a JLA’s book I am more than happy with the way she makes her characters evolve. She is a really talented author. I say that all the time, but she can do what she wants with her characters and she creates hot men, really hot, the kind you absolutely want to meet. I can’t wait to read the story about Nick and Steph, I think it will be epic.