I’ve heard such good things about this one and Bennita is reviewing it for us 🙂
Blurb: ‘Sometimes, all life deals you is shit, you just have to learn to accept the hand you’re given and win…and win good!’
After a horrific childhood and a tragic incident whilst living on the streets, Ava Stone is taken in by George Fielding, a respected figure in London’s organised crime circle.
After a few years of being under George’s protection and care, Ava is employed by Mason Fox, when George suddenly decides to retire abroad.
Mason is top of the ladder in the crime world and Ava finds herself equally frightened of him and intrigued by him. He brings out emotions and reactions Ava hasn’t felt in a very long time and soon the pair are utterly consumed in a passionate but toxic affair.
Masons’ dominancy and need for control has Ava fighting against the things she swore would never hold her back from life, but she soon discovers that love and passion may not be enough to hold their turbulent relationship together and when a friend of Masons’ is gripped by a jealous rage, Ava finds herself relying and depending on the very parts of her old self that she locked away so securely five years ago along with desperately trying to shield her heart from Masons suffocating rule on her.
Sometimes, Love is just that little bit too difficult.
After looking through reviews, I had mixed feelings about this book, but I went out on a limb and hunkered down. Initially this book was a little annoying with the repetitive use of the word “Erm” and the poor Kindle formatting. I almost put it down after the very first chapter, but I’m glad I didn’t. Although the distracting format continued for the entire book, the story gradually yanked me in ever so slowly until I couldn’t look away.
Ava and Mason have one of the most destructive relationships in a romance novel, but you can’t help rooting for them. Mason is sexy, domineering and possessive to the bone and Ava is an ass kicking, strong-willed heroine who can’t seem to shake her insane attraction to Mason and who also apparently has an unhealthy, yet comical relationship with alcohol when she’s distressed.
Mason changes his whole outlook on relationships for Ava, but they both have trust issues that constantly put them at odds. They are faced with psychotic best friends, hateful exes, crazed stalkers and a profound loss that will change their lives forever. Their love is so strong that they work through all of those things, only to be faced with the ultimate betrayal – one I never saw coming. I literally had to reread because I couldn’t believe what was happening. By the time I got to the end of this book, I was so frustrated and heartbroken, I immediately had to buy the next two books.