Stella “Stormy” Knight is an expert at hiding—her feelings, her past, and her identity. Sometimes all that hiding takes its toll, and she needs to come out from under that heavy suit of armor and cut loose—but it never takes her long to put it right back on and disappear without a trace.
On reading this installment, I concluded that this series is on a different level from that of her contemporary romances. It is sexier, gritty and naughtier. The fact that she is able to write a story such as this with all the emotional elements infused within it is a testament to how good an author she is.
I like the fact that the focus was not primarily on the sexiness of the story. The author addressed an issue that has affected so many women in the past. The heroine was in an abusive relationship and was now running for her life. This story demonstrated what it meant to be a battered woman and how it changes the victim’s outlook on life.
Stella aka Stormy had suffered abuse at the hands of her ex-boyfriend who is currently in prison. He is due to be released in four days’ time. Stella knows that she is not safe and can never be safe as long he was looking for her. She puts on a brave front, but deep down she was scared. The constant running and looking over her shoulder was taking its toll. I can only imagine how she felt not being able to see her sick mother for fear that her ex would harm her mom to get to her. She lived with the guilt and fear on a daily basis, that persons who assist her would find themselves in her ex’s crosshairs. Because of this she avoided meaningful relationships and was skeptical of whom she could trust.
Logan Wild knew that Stella was running from something or someone. As a private investigator, he was determined to find out the truth and protect her at all costs. As a man, he was determined to break down her walls and gain her heart and trust in the process. Stella, however, was not keen on receiving help from Logan. She was more interested in one night of passion. Little did she know that the one night would leave her craving for more. Will she give in to her desires and allow Logan to protect and love her?
The characters were interesting. One can’t help but to cheer for them. Logan was the epitome of sexiness. This sexiness was not only of a physical nature. His whole demeanor was oozing with it. Stella demonstrated strength in the face of adversity.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read. I will be reading the other books in the series. Fans of Melissa will love this story. If you have never read her work prior to this, then you need to correct this by picking up a copy of Logan.
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Four years ago at a film festival, Cici Fine met Cooper Wild, a man who turned her world upside down in the span of one deliciously perfect week. He was everything she’d ever dreamed of: sinfully sexy, intelligent, and incredibly loving. When the festival ended, they returned to their own hometowns with promises of forever. But Cooper disappeared, and Cici was left to raise the daughter he never knew about alone.
Cooper is finally thinking straight after years of being lost in grief from the tragedy that killed his father and left his mother blind. Now he’s on a mission to find the woman he left behind—the only woman he’s ever loved.
But Cici Fine is no longer a naive young girl. She’s a savvy businesswoman with big responsibilities, on the cusp of a life-changing move. When fate brings the two together, they’ll put the old adage to the test and find out if love really can conquer all.
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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
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