Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published on: December 11, 2012
Rating: 3.5 STARS
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Kristen Ashley did it again. This author can do no wrong in my eyes. When she creates something, it will always be amazing. I love this author. Her writing has magic that once you are in, there won’t be any way out, you will be captured by the story and the world she has created.
“It was wild. Abandoned. Rough. Wet. Intense. Fiery. Thorough. Exquisite. Heart-pounding. Blood-singing. Soul-rocking. Life-altering. Luscious.”
Chace Keaton is a broken, hot, badass, thirty-five-year-old detective in Carnal. He had been through bad things in the past six years that ended with her wife being murdered and him feeling guilty. And there was a shy girl, Faye Goodknight, a twenty-nine librarian who had never been in a relationship. She was waiting for the right man. She had been falling in love with Chace Keaton but had kept it for years because she knew there wouldn’t be a way Chace would notice her. She had no clue that Chace had always had feelings for her before he married.
“I’ll let you in on a secret, honey. The knight who has serious chinks in his armor but never falls is the true hero. That means he’s won battles and doesn’t waste time polishing his armor so he can look good while he rides in parades that are tributes to his glory. He just drags himself back on his steed and keeps right on battling. And if he’s the right kind of knight, he never rides alone. The best heroes inspire loyalty. The best heroes keep fighting the good fight, tirelessly, quietly. The best heroes always have scars. If they didn’t, the heroine would have nothing to do. It’s her job to help the hero let all that stuff go in order that her man can be strong enough to fight on but when he’s with her he’s free to just ‘breathe’.”
My problem with this story is about Chace having feelings to Faye years before he was forced to marry Misty. Why hadn’t he made a move during those years? Why! In Chace’s point of view, he said that it was because Faye was too young at that time. WHY DIDN’T HE MAKE A MOVE?!? He didn’t try to talk to her, befriend her even though they were in the same town. At least that’s what I think he should have done. There was no any evidence that he did have a special feeling for her.
That was the only thing that left me wondering, other than that, it was amazing. I love the writing, excellence as usual. I loved their slow-built relationship. They didn’t rush it but let it flow as it should have. And the end was amazing, as I expected from Kristen Ashley’s books. Their intimacy was beyond. Kristen Ashley always has a magic to create great moments that make this story so special.
Kristen Ashley always makes the main characters from her previous books connect to the recent story. I love that the other characters never shift the focus from the main characters in this book, but still play their roles in the way that reminds me of their stories, such as Ally Nightingale’s “righteous”, Lauren’s “sweet and loving”, and Lexie’s “sassy” characters.
I also love the bonds between all the heroes that Kristen Ashley create. When things have gone wrong for the hero, all the other heroes (hot, badass, main characters) from the previous books will always be there for him. I love how they interact with each other. I also love the friendship between Faye and the other girls. Those are my favorite moments.
“Chace shook his head, not at odds with how he felt about Tatum Jackson and Tyrell Walker, two of the biggest badasses he knew, demonstrating signs they were pussy whipped and didn’t give a shit.”
What a fantastic story! Kristen Ashley once again rocks.