By Sara Hubbard
After spending four years caring for her mother, twenty-two year old Evie Crane is starting over with a new job in a new city. Unfortunately, her new life involves working for a woman with close ties to the mob. When a short walk home turns into tragedy and Evie is left broken and beaten, a mob hitman comes to her rescue. In his debt, she feels a bond to him and wants to help him as much as he helped her, but getting close to a criminal brings her more chaos than she bargains for.
Declan Lewis grew up on the streets until taken under the wing of a man with a soft spot for a child he never had. The man taught Declan all he knew, only…all he knew was being a hired killer for the Dantes family. When Declan crosses paths with a girl so unlike himself, he can’t help but be attracted to his polar opposite. However, bringing her into his life means bringing her into his world, a mistake that might prove fatal. He wants to be the man she deserves, but to give her what she needs, he’ll have to change. And is change really possible for a killer?
Incapable of love, Incapable of commitment, Incapable of letting go, well we have two people Declan and Evie who are living life like this. Two broken people who happen to cross paths and change the course of each others lives from incredible circumstances.
The emotion expressed for these two characters and on subjects that are quite confronting I believed was expressed in a raw, honest and respectful way. I certainly did not pick Evie’s big secret and it left me just wanting to pull her out of the book to rescue. I have not read a romance story that had a secret like Evie’s so that was quite dramatic and hard to swallow.
Now can I say I really loved the whole basis of this story, what would have blown it out of the park for me would have been to throw the Dectective who was helping Evie into the romance mix as I kind of got the feeling he may have had a simmering attraction to her, perhaps I was hoping as he was just so caring of Evie and her emotional wellbeing. Don’t get me wrong I am happy she loved Declan but I think it would have provided for some explosive scenes especially when both men just wanted to help Evie beat her demons and surive her ordeal. I did feel the ending was slightly rushed and wound up when I really could have read a few more chapters.
I guess I just wanted to spend some more time with Declan and Evie.