* I received this ARC free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
He was a by-the-book cop who broke the rules in the bedroom…
Micah Hudson has painful secrets he’s run hard from. He has new friends, a new life, but he’s about to be confronted with the one person who reminds him of all he’s tried to forget–Angelina, the sister of his oldest friend David. She knows everything about his past, including how he and David fell in love with the same woman, and how they decided the best way to prevent her from tearing them apart was to share her between them. But then a terrible accident left Micah alone…
She was willing to do anything to make him see the woman she’d become…
Micah lost the two people who meant the most in the world to him. Angelina lost her only family. And she kept her deepest secret close to her heart, her love for Micah. No longer willing to wait, she decides it’s time to go after him and bring him to his knees. She knows his secrets, his desires, his kinks and fetishes, and she’ll use whatever it takes to reel him in. Behind the easygoing, loves women exterior lies a man with dark needs and passions. She can give him what he wants. But will he decide she’s what he needs?
This is the 4th book in the Sweet series by Maya Banks and it is definitely worth the wait. Micah and Angelina’s story is compelling and draws you in. I would sit down to read and didn’t want to put the book down.
Both the main characters are strong willed and comfortable within their own skin. Angelina is a strong female lead, which I love. She knows what she wants and goes after it. She is determined to show Micah that it is ok to let his guard down and love again. She was raised by a cop and taught to take care of herself. She proves she knows how to do that when captured by her stalker. Her ability to keep a level head is the only thing that saves her life.
Micah lost everything when David and Hannah were killed in a car wreck. He left Miami and all the reminders of them and fled to Houston. He has a good life and good friends but he doesn’t realize what he’s missing until Angelina walks back into his life. The first time he sees her she is wearing a mask and he doesn’t know it’s her; she draws him like no other woman has. Throughout the book he fights his attraction and growing love for her, until it’s almost too late.
I loved the story building up to Micah finally losing his heart. You see how much he is struggling with losing David and Hannah, while leaving Angelina on her own. He’s afraid to let anyone see his vulnerabilities because he is supposed to be the “strong one” and take care of everyone else.
The suspense of the stalker was a nice added piece to the puzzle. Angelina has dealing with the stalker for a year and thought she had left him behind in Miami but she was wrong. The best surprise was I didn’t have a clue of who the stalker was until it was revealed. I like that in a book. It wasn’t predictable.
The cast of secondary characters is equally good. They have all appeared in the other books in the Sweet Series. This book can be read as a standalone but if you haven’t read the other’s you are definitely going to want to pick them up. I am now waiting anxiously for Conner’s book.
Other Sweet Books:Sweet Surrender Sweet Persuasion Sweet Seduction