By Kelly Collins
Scarred. Hopeless. Lost.
Alexa Cross leaves Los Angeles with a scarred heart, beat-up car, and a secret. She’s ready to move on and leave her past behind, but fate has had a way of knocking her right back down. Marooned in the middle of nowhere—she imagines misfortune has dealt its final blow, but this time, destiny seems to have a different plan when she ends up in a place aptly called The Last Resort.
Reassembling shattered lives is what innately sexy, bar owner, Zane Abbamonte, does best, and it rarely ends well for him. When he sees a woman stranded on the side of the road, desperate and alone, the otherwise irascible biker rescues her without hesitation, but Zane harbors secrets of his own. When Alexa begins to uncover the truth about Zane, the weight of her past comes crashing back. Her instincts say, “Run!” but her heart tells her to stay.
Glimpsing the chance for a future together, Zane and Alexa must confront their “ghosts” and navigate through their fears. Will The Last Resort be the end of their encounter or the beginning of everything they desire?
TRUE NORTH has been on my TBR list for a while and I finally decided it was time to read it. Zane rescues Alexa from her broken down car in the middle of nowhere. He takes her to his bar and quickly puts her to work as a way for her to earn some cash. Her initial opinion of him is not a good one, but everyone in town seems to love him, and when she learns the truth about what keeps him upstairs most of the day, it’s not long until she’s falling in love with him too.
Alexa is haunted by a bad marriage and a family that failed to protect her. Her husband may have left her slightly broken, but she’s strong and she’s determined to put herself back together. She wants nothing more than to go back to being the woman she was before her husband walked into her life. I really liked that about her. Zane is a nice guy and a protector. He has a soft spot for woman and children in need after his father abandoned his family when he was a child. They’re a very sweet couple, though I did think their sexy talk was a little mushy.
TRUE NORTH is a stand-alone and is told in Alexa’s POV. It was an enjoyable read, but I didn’t love it as much as I was hoping to. The story and romance moves very quickly and within a few days they meet, fall in love and move in together. Being that Zane like to protect people, he’s seeks out to get justice for Alexa and in the end, the HEA comes with everything being tied up neatly in a little bow.
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