By Sawyer Bennett
When you’ve lived your life as a criminal…
When you’ve done unspeakably evil things …
When your soul has become dark and stained…
The path to redemption begins where you least expect it.
Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who’s managed to push her way past the walls he’s built around him. But Jane Cresson’s indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world.
Little by little, she claws through his shell.
Day by day, she gets him to smile a little more.
Night by night, they both find pleasure they never knew existed.
When Kyle’s secretive past is exposed, Jane begins to think she’s in over her head. Can her love for this broken man finally clear his path to redemption, or will Kyle’s darkness finally extinguish every bit of hope she’s put into him?
If you’ve read The Last Call and The Wicked Horse series, you will have met Kyle before, albeit fairly briefly. We learnt in WICKED BOND that Kyle was an ATF agent killed while working undercover to bring down a notorious biker gang, the Mayhem’s Mission. Even though we only saw him in a few scenes, I was saddened to hear he had been killed. So of course I was very happy to find out his death was just a cover to protect his identity. Kyle is now hiding out in a small fishing town called Misty Harbor until he’s called up to testify against the club and a Senator connected to it. He knows there’s a bounty on his head, but he figures he can handle himself and refuses to go into witness protection. What he can’t handle is sweet little Jane from across the road who is determined to win him over with her sunny personality and horrible baked goods.
I had to do terrible things to people that, without the immunity the government has provided me, would land me in jail for the rest of my life. I have so much blood on my hands that it won’t ever come off.
I liked Kyle and my heart broke for him several times, however I was expecting him and his story to be a lot darker than it was. He doesn’t believe he deserves anything good in his life because of all the evil things he had to do to keep his cover intact, even though he did them for the greater good. He believes Jane is too pure and innocent for the likes of him, so he tries to keep her away by being rude, but her persistence eventually wins him over and he opens up to her. Well, as much as he can while keeping his real identity safe.
I’m surprised when an arm wraps around my waist and I’m lifted off my feet, which dangle just above the rocky dirt road as Kyle carries me across.
How very sweet.
He practically dumps me to the grass when we reach the other side.
I can’t say a lot about Jane because this story was so focused on Kyle. I can tell you that she’s a very cheery young woman who wants to see the good in everyone and everything. I liked that she was a little pushy with Kyle and did not give up easily, because he needed to be pushed and pushed hard before he would budge. For the most part I liked her, but I found her movie quotes to be a little annoying and I think her reaction to learning the truth about Kyle was irrational. I’m so glad her best friend, Miranda, put her in her place about that.
“What are you doing here?”
“I came to see if I could make things right with you.”
FINDING KYLE is told in dual POVs and is a stand-alone that comes with a lovely HEA. Kyle has made appearances in SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED and WICKED BOND, but you don’t HAVE to read those to enjoy this story. That being said, I would suggest you read WICKED BOND first because he does have a couple of important scenes in there, plus it’s an amazing read.
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