Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 4th 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
She's ready to take back what's hers.
Since the moment a local crime boss claimed ownership of her family's fairground, Sasha Todd has dreamed of righting the wrong. Now it's time to act, and backing down from the man's estranged son is definitely not an option. After all, giving up her legacy to hot-blooded John Jordon means losing the chance to finally heal the wounds in her past.
Stopping John in his tracks—and resisting the sizzle between them—is Sasha's best defense. But there's more to him than she thought, which changes everything. With what matters most at stake, she'll have to risk a brand-new future with John, or walk away from the man whose heart belongs to her.
I really enjoyed this novel. Actually, that's a bit of an understatement. I loved it. From the opening pages right till the end, I was drawn in by the setting and the irresistible pull between the hero and heroine. Both of them delighted me, and the story unravels not only their emotions for one another, but each of their pasts, the hurt they carry inside of them, and the crimes of John's father, Kyle. But best of all, the novel did a wonderful job in bringing both John and Sasha closure to old hurts.
I was a bit surprised to find this novel was something of a romantic suspense. Throughout the book, we find out the secrets that surround the fairground and Sasha, and also the parts that both Sasha's mother, and John's father played in stealing Sasha's inheritance from her. Sasha's determination to get the fairground back into the hands of her family, and John's determination to ensure that no money made from illegal businesses run at the fairground remain in undeserving hands, unravel both the secrets in this novel, and propel the sizzling attraction between John and Sasha forward.
And oh my, but do these two sizzle. From the opening the pages, the attraction is clear. So is the fact that these two are somewhat at odds--but both want nothing to do with Kyle and his illegal operations. Both John and Sasha recognize that they can trust each other with whatever is going on, and as they learn to let down their guard, the sparks set these two aflame with desire and love for one another. I loved how connected they were, how they helped one another heal old wounds and how sweetly and perfectly they fit together. It left me all le sigh and that's what I love to have in romance.
Rachel Brimble is definitely an author I'll be reading more of. The wonderful writing, vivid characters and beautifully drawn emotions glittered and shone throughout the book making it a truly wonderful read.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with a copy of the novel, in exchange for an honest review.