by Ilsa Madden-Mills
A scarred fighter.
A girl with rules.
One night of unbridled passion.
There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Bennett: she’s smart as a whip, always in control, and lives by a set of carefully crafted rules. She’s learned the hard way that people you love the most always hurt you in the end.
But then she meets Declan Blay, the new neighbor at her apartment complex.
A tattooed British street fighter, he’s the campus bad boy she’s supposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window.
She gives him one night of unbridled passion, but he longs for more.
With only a cardboard-thin wall separating their bedrooms, he dreams of possessing the vulnerable girl next door forever.
One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.
*a modern love story inspired by Pride and Prejudice*
Elizabeth Bennett was such a simply intriguing character, to have a name from such a well known romance story and then to come from such a sad and lonely upbringing which was woven in a way that simply had me trapped. The first chapter will have your heart broken and you will want to continue to see Elizabeth overcome this horrific encounter and watch her rise and beat her crippling anxiety and demons.
Declan and Elizabeth can see beyond each others facades, they see beyond the emotional armour and to the real inner person and I really devoured this and their ability to push each others boundaries and to break into their souls. We all make mistakes and wrong decisions as young adults, we trust people and take chances, Elizabeth made one mistake with the wrong person and paid a terrible price.
The sensitive scenes in this story were really well written and compassionate to the characters and I only hated one character, Elizabeth’s mother I simply wanted to throttle her. The story flowed well and I loved how other characters such as Declan’s dad stepped up to the plate at the end of this book to support his son.
Can I say the ending in this story was brilliant and I was fist pumping as I admit I was so scared for I knew we would have to endure some more trauma before a resolution would be given to Elizabeth. She was just such a strong and emotionally layered character as was Declan and their sexual chemistry was off the charts, there are some really hot and heavy moments with sexual frustrations and great sex scenes but with those tender moments we all love too.
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