Rating: 5 Stars
Told in the first person.
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A hero worshipped…
Brooke Valen has resigned herself to a life of adoring Samsyn Cimarron from afar. The massive warrior has been her knight in shining armor since the night she and her family arrived on the island of Arcadia, forced to take new identities and blend into the strange new land to avoid a terrorist’s bounty on her father’s head. Though Brooke has grown into a woman and devoted herself to learning battle tactics in order to earn Syn’s respect, it is clear he’ll see her as nothing more than the scrawny teen who washed up on his shore six years ago.
A prince scarred…
Samsyn Cimarron has all but taken a sacred oath never to marry. Disillusioned by the sham of his parents’ union, fairytale love is nothing but a concept for dreamers and story books. Instead, Syn has devoted himself to things he can control, like his country’s security—and a long string of one-night lovers. But when Brooke Valen serves on his temporary security detail and almost dies in the doing, all his careful mandates are shattered—and one night of naked passion with her doesn’t feel like enough. But it has to be. His desires are dark and wicked, unworthy of a beauty like Brooke.
A fate sealed…
When Arcadia’s security hinges on Samsyn taking a bride, he reluctantly seals the deal with Brooke—but vows that even his ring on her finger won’t make him take her body again.
A love realized?
Though married to the man of her dreams, Brooke has never felt more alone in her life. Is the flame of their love strong enough to shatter Samsyn’s darkness? Can the beauty of her soul reach to the beast in his? Or will she have to prove her love by confronting the assassin who’s been sent to finish off her family for good?
Samsyn “Syn” Cimarron gets a one of a kind birthday gift. Brooke Valen has known Syn for a while but what happens when now that she’s older and they are in the same place at the same time. If you like heroes that like to brood then you will love Samsyn Cimarron. Brooke finds him her drug of choice.
It’s an addicting story and one I found that once started I didn’t want to put down. I hated life’s interruptions and tried to procrastinate as much as I could. Syn is a man that’s hard to get to know and he also seems to be stubborn. But that doesn’t stop him from doing what is right for his family. Just like him, his interactions with Brooke are explosive. What I liked most about Brooke was that she never gives up when she believes in something or someone.
There were times where the author had me laughing and I had to make sure that no one was watching me. It’s a story that continues what the first book started but you don’t have to have read Into His Dark in order to enjoy this latest of the Cimarron Series. But if you love this book as much as I did, and want to find out about Evrest, then you’ll have no choice but to find out what his story is all about. The good news is that the author gives us a story that is a stand-alone so you can read it at any time. This is one of those books where you just sit back, relax, and enjoy the book for what it is – one I would be happy to read more then once. Especially once the series is complete and I can reread it from start to finish. I just need to figure out how many days to ask off so I can have no interruptions.
Hi there. I'm Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover.
A bit about me...
I've been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances--the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed--though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets...backstage passes...that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry.
These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.