Author(s): Colleen Hoover
Published by Hoover Ink on November 19, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Sloan will go through hell and back for her little brother. And she does, every single night.
Forced to remain in a relationship with the dangerous and corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to make sure her brother has what he needs.
Nothing will get in her way.
Nothing except Carter.
Sloan is the only good thing to ever happen to Asa. He knows this and he never plans on letting her go; even if she doesn't approve of his lifestyle. But despite Sloan's disapproval, Asa knows what it takes to get what he wants. He knows what he needs to do to remain on top.
Nothing will get in his way.
Nothing except Carter.
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I admired Sloan. I found her character compelling. There may be persons who would have negative things to say about her choice to stay with Asa, but I get why she did it. Her willingness to put her brother’s care above her physical and mental safety showed her selfless nature. Finding an alternative means of helping her brother seemed impossible. I admit there were a few times I wished she would fight back, but then I reconsidered knowing that to do so could prove to be more harmful.Luke may be cute, but when it came to police work, he made stupid mistakes. I could probably blame his mistakes on the fact that he had fallen in love, but as a cop in a dangerous situation, he should never allow his emotions to dominate his thinking.In my years of reading, I have encountered a few crazy characters but Asa proved the craziest of the bunch. The things he did to keep Sloan with him was creepy. He gets off on other people’s fear and for him love is all about control.
The shocking revelation about Asa’s past helped me to understand how he became the person he now, but I still did not like him. I felt sympathy for him as a child but there was none for the adult version. He may have been crazy, but he was very smart and that made him dangerous.
I enjoyed seeing Sloan and Carter together. He may not have been good at his duties as an undercover cop, but when it came to loving Sloan, he excelled.
There were some intense moments when they were together. Asa monitored her every move and so I feared for them whenever they were together. I kept wondering if Asa would catch them together and feared the outcome if he did.
The story took me on a nerve-wracking journey. It covered a myriad of disturbing topics that may not be for everyone. If you are turned off by abusive situations, then you may want to avoid this book. However, if you are like me and like stories that are dark and suspenseful then you will enjoy Too Late.