A #sinsandsecrets Series Novel
Born and raised in Brooklyn, with sleeve tattoos, ripped muscle and a cold-hearted stare, I am who I am. The bad boy she knew to stay away from.
I knew we were never supposed to last. But the way her lips tasted, the way her curves felt under my hands… I couldn’t let go. I did everything I could to keep her.
I put on a ring on her finger and straightened out my life. All for her.
I should’ve known better.
One mistake tore us apart and I don’t know what I can do to salvage what we once had.
I knew it wasn’t supposed to last, but if I could make her stay with me once… I can do it again.
Watch me. I love my sweetheart; I’m not losing her again.
Damn me for what I’ve done,
Hate me for the lie.
Let the web weave and thread,
But don’t let what we have die.
I know it in my blood,
She’s mine to keep and hold.
I’ll stop fighting only once,
When I’m dead and cold.
The piles of dirt are getting larger. The metal shovels pierce the frozen soil. The sound cuts through my bones, one and then another and another.
It’s been constant as I stand here, helpless. I’ve never been colder, the wind and bitter snow besieging my body, but I still don’t move.
I can’t take my eyes from the two graves.
The shovels spill the dirt, the piles mounting as my eyes drift to the tombstones.
The first my father, a man who died before his time. A death of tragedy.
And then to my wife’s. My love’s. Gone before her time. No one believes me. He put her there. James killed her.
My eyes pop open wide when I hear Kat whisper, “It’s all your fault.”
I wake up breathless, my heart pounding and I swear I can feel Kat’s hot breath on my neck even though I’m alone. My eyes dart around the room as I slowly lift my body into a sitting position on the bed.
Just a terror. The same as last night.
I’m quick to grab the video monitor for the security system from the nightstand and flick the button on to bring it to life. I had it installed after the break-in.
It’s only when I see Kat in our bed, that my heart starts to calm, and my heated skin seems to succumb to the chill of reality.
I close my eyes and when I open them, it’s an image of her rolling over in bed. To my side. My fingers brush the glass where she is. I’ll be there soon. I’ll be with her and it’ll all be over. I won’t let her down.
Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!
Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie, she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.
In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!
YESH…this one was as exhausting as the first book and I honestly am not sure how I feel about it. I read both books back to back like a mad woman, so I guess that means I did like them. *lol* The two main characters though…ugh. They both annoyed me to no end, and I again spent the majority of the book wanting to smack them upside their heads.
With that said, this one had the same excellent writing. The pace moved along quite quickly. The plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages (but I did figure out the twist early on.) Again as with this first book, it wasn’t heavy on the sex, but I didn’t miss it. The same secondary characters pop up in this one (thankfully the friend were less annoying) along with Mason (the hero from the first duet). We again have some OW/OM drama. Unfortunately, one of the things or rather the “who” that turned me off the hero in book one plays a significant role in this one which served to keep reminding me of his past indiscretions, and that is partially to blame for why I just never warmed up to Evan. On the other hand, I welcomed the OM drama, and I am going to whisper this quietly…I kind of wish (HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILER) Kat had dumped Evan for good and moved on with Jake. Ya, sorry, but after all the lies Evan told and continued to tell Kat, she deserved to move on with someone better.
The major miss for me in this duet was Evan himself. The author never redeemed him in my eyes. He (HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILER) cheated (when they were dating) and kept it quiet for years. He lied continually. He put himself in bad situations over and over again. He made bad decisions over and over again. He just came across weak to me. Kat, on the other hand, I did like slightly more, but she kept taking Evan back way too easily and allowing him to treat her like crap over and over again. Honestly, the only way I could be convinced these two would make it for the long haul was if the author had written that they were both in counseling separately and together…serious counseling! So yea, like I said the author did pull me into both books and I couldn’t put them down and even not loving the main characters I still found myself engaged and curious to see where this was heading. Therefore this one is also getting two thumbs up from yours truly. Bring on the next duet…
Hi there! I’m a mom and wife by day (and night), aspiring writer (in my dreams), and an avid reader (every day of the week). This is my little corner of the web to post about ALL things books. I live in Copenhagen, but I am a Canadian girl (born and raised) at heart.