Review: Black Horse by Addison Kline

Posted on July 6, 2014 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 0 Comments

There is no sensation, no experience more delicious and tempting to the sense that the taste of forbidden love. The longing, the desire… the unquenched thirst for his touch. He was the man I was never supposed to love. I was supposed to hate him. I supposed part of me did and that is what made the desire so much more intense. He set a fire under my skin that burned white hot with every smoldering glance. He sets my soul ablaze, the slow burn of passion aching in every inch of my body. 
Black Horse. The name haunted my dreams… But regardless of family vendettas, old hurts and contemptuous blood shed, the heart wants what it wants… The kingdom of my heart has only known one king, and his name is Colton McClain. 
His family is known by his father’s nickname: Black Horse. Like one of the four horses flying out of the gates of hell, Tom “Black Horse” McClain ripped my world apart twenty years ago. I was only five when I found my mother and father dead in their beds, with Tom McClain standing over them with a blood stained butcher knife. He would have come for me, too, had my brother not saved me. I was the only one of my family to walk out of that house alive that night. 
My brothers once considered Colton their best friend. Not anymore. Randy and Tim largely blame Colt for his father’s actions and take it to heart that I love the son of our parent’s killer. Colton is not to blame for their deaths, though… He was a victim, too. Now twenty years after murders, Black Horse is getting out of jail. He’s coming. He has a vendetta against me, because it was my testimony that put me away. Colt wants to hide me until he can take down his old man, but to hell with that. I have no intentions upon running. We cannot hide from this anymore. 
Our past does not own us, and we owe it to our hearts to show the world that love can arise from the darkest of places. We just have to survive Black Horse to tell the tale.
I have always been a fan of stories about forbidden love, as such when I read the blurb for Black Horse I knew I had to get a copy. My wish was granted when I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. 
Black Horse tells the story of Colton McClain and Aderi Ford. These two have been close friends since childhood. They had both suffered loss and pain at an early age. The tragedy they both experienced brought them closer together and created a bond that will prove to be unbreakable. 
I loved Colt’s determination. He was not going to allow the actions of his father control his life. He is willing to rise above the evil and not live in his father’s shadow. His love for Averi is an inspiration. He was the type of person who believed in unconditional love and he was not about to let anything, not even his father to come between him and his love for her. 
Averi has been traumatized since the day she witnessed the murder of her parents and brother the hands of Tom McClain. However, she did not allow this to prevent her from living her life to the fullest. Her love for Colton proved that she did not hold him responsible for his father’s actions, unlike the rest of her family. She is a fighter and has no fear when it came to facing her demons. 
The secondary characters brought an added flavor to the story. My favourite is Randy, Averi’s brother. He is quite entertaining and he had me in stitches just reading about his actions. I can’t wait to read his story when it is published. As strange as it may sound, I found Tom McClain rather intriguing. I agree he is evil, but I could not help admiring how he was always one step ahead of his enemies. 
I thought the plot was believable, but there was one aspect of the story I found a bit unclear. The relationship between Tim and Shelly just popped out of the blue. I am not sure when those became an item as it was not explained. 
Black Horse is a story of jealousy, love and revenge. It depicts how one does not have to allow the evil actions of one’s parents to damage ones future. We help determine our future by the choices we make. While reading this story I experienced a myriad of emotions. It kept me entertained and it had me turning the pages as I was keen to find out what was going to happen next as such I had a hard time putting it down. 
I enjoyed this story and I am looking forward to the next book in the series. This is my first experience with this author and I am looking forward to more of her work. 
This is a great story and if you love romance that is mixed with action and suspense, then get yourself a copy of Black horse.

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