There was only one woman who could set me free. But I would rather set myself on fire than ask Sloane Walton for anything.
Lucian Rollins is a lean, mean, vengeance-seeking mogul. On a quest to erase his father’s mark on the family name, he spends every waking minute pulling strings and building an indestructible empire. The more money and power he amasses, the safer he is from threats.
Except when it comes to the feisty small-town librarian who keeps him up at night....
Sloane Walton is a spitfire determined to carry on her father’s quest for justice. She’ll do that just as soon as she figures out exactly what the man she hates did to—or for—her family. Bonded by an old, dark secret from the past and the dislike they now share for each other, Sloane trusts Lucian about as far as she can throw his designer-suited body.
When bickering accidentally turns to foreplay, these two find themselves not quite regretting their steamy one-night stand. Once those flames are fanned, it seems impossible to put them out again. But with Sloane ready to start a family and Lucian refusing to even consider the idea of marriage and kids, these enemies-to-lovers are stuck at an impasse.
Broken men break women. It’s what Lucian believes, what he’s witnessed, and he’s not going to take that chance with Sloane. He’d rather live a life of solitude than put her in danger. But he learns the hard way that leaving her means leaving her unprotected from other threats.
It’s the second time he’s ruthlessly cut her out of his life. There’s no way she’s going to give him a third chance. He’s just going to have to make one for himself.
Things we Left Behind
This story was very well written.
Best Lust Filled Small Town Romance
I couldn’t wait to dive into the third and final book of the Knockemout Series. I’m soo sad I won’t read any more books about Knockemout, Knox, Nash, Lucian, Naomi, Lina, and Sloane, as well as Stef, Jeremiah, Waylay and the rest of Knockemout. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the Knockemout series. Lucy Score definitely knocked her final book outta the park. I love Lucian and Sloane’s story.
With this being the final book in the series I think Lucy did a great job tying everything up and left no loose ends. The bonus epilogue was amazing to help see where things ended up after everything. As sad as I am that there will be no more Knockemout books I’m very happy with how well this book turned out. I couldn’t wait to find out what caused all the tension and anger between Sloane and Lucian. I loved the throwback chapters where we got a first hand account of what Lucian and Sloane went through when they were kids. This story did not disappoint and I didn’t want to put it down. A real page turner.
The banter between Lucian and Sloane was top notch. The sexual tension and lust between them was even better. He was always her protector even when they hated each other and he was far away. After Sloane’s dad passed away Lucian spent more time in Knockemout and Sloane and Lucian figured they could relieve some of their tension if they just fooled around, bumped uglies, a few times. They went from “enemies to friends with benefits” to trying not to fall back in love and open old wounds. Watching Lucian realize his true feelings was the epitome of love. Him realizing that maybe he was capable of love and deserving of Sloane. They both helped each other heal from different traumas and grew stronger together.
Not only was there banter, lust, and everything Lucy brings to her books there was suspense. They are still dealing with Anthony Hugo and the investigation into everything that he and his son were involved in from book 1. All three books we got closer and closer to figuring everything out and this book tied it up nicely.
Read this book if you love:
🌸enemies-to friends with benefits-to lovers
If you’ve read this series and need more I recommend her Benevolence series.
These two absolutely kill it at this. I love it!