Of all that I saw die before my eyes.
I slept with a man I can’t get out of my head. It was supposed to be a one-time thing with no attachments and no commitments. No names were exchanged, no phone numbers swapped. And that was fine by me … until I lay awake at night, dreaming about that man’s caress. Wanting and yearning to feel his touch once more.
But one day, my fantasies of seeing this man become an all-too-consuming, nightmarish reality. Suddenly, he is in my house, that cocky grin of his silently promising more to come.
And the reason being? His father is getting married to my mother. We are going to be family.
I am in the seven circles of hell. His look alone consumes my soul and makes me beg for more. He wants me and is determined to get me. I’m his obsession, and I’ve just become a slave to his infatuation … to the games he likes to play. The games he knows will have me surrendering to his will.
But that’s not the only problem. That’s not the only reason I am living in my own personal hell.
The year before I met my soon-to-be step-brother, Hunter … The year I made a decision that will ultimately end up destroying my very soul…
I lost my virginity to Hunter’s dad.
Warning: Contains scenes of emotional and physical abuse. Readers with sensitivity to such subjects are advised to proceed with caution.
First things first. This book is NOT your typical step-romance. There is the major twist mentioned in the synopsis that takes it up a whole other notch. That alone makes it worth reading.
This book is totally different from Jaimie’s other books, and I love that she’s branching out. There are still the wonderful twists, turns and dark moments that I love about her writing, coupled with some very sweet, heartfelt moments.
Ayden has suffered a guilty conscience for thirteen years. Her mother feeds the guilt. She has two best friends, and they are her lifeline. She’s smart, beautiful, but lacks self-esteem and self-worth. Shes the type of character you want to befriend and protect.
Hunter is the soon-to-be step-brother. He’s arrogant, smoking hot, and usually is a one and done kind of guy. No repeats, no second dates. Except for one girl who got away. Hunter is great. He’s cocky but charming. He has just the right amount of swagger without being over the top, and when he cares about someone, it runs deep.
The chemistry between Ayden and Hunter is off the charts hot. I loved watching their relationship play out on the pages. There was a lot of great banter between them, especially in text messages.
Some scenes are very difficult to read, because you can fully see the scene play out in your mind as you’re reading. There is some physical and psychological abuse in this book, and if you have any trigger issues, I urge you to proceed with caution.
This was an amazing book by Jaimie, who continues to impress me with her writing. Another hit for her!
Jaimie Roberts was born in London, but moved to Gibraltar in 2001. She is married with two sons, and in her spare time, she writes.
In June 2013, Jaimie published her first book, Take a Breath, with the second released in November 2013. With the reviews, Jaimie took time out to read and learn how to become a better writer. She gets tremendous enjoyment out of writing, and even more so from the feedback she receives.
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