He walked away once…
They used to call Evan Bishop the golden boy. He had it all and was about to close the business deal of a lifetime, then marry the woman of his dreams. But everything goes to hell in an instant when someone targets him. Except the bomb meant to kill him fails. He wakes up from a coma to find his face scarred and his brother missing and wanted for murder. Now that he’s damaged, he hides away from the world—including the woman he loves. He refuses to be a burden to her, so even though it destroys him, he sets her free.
Now he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her…
Isla MacDonald isn’t walking away from Evan just because he’s decided to shut her out of his life. He blames himself for the bombing that got her father killed and nearly killed him—but he’s wrong. After all attempts to see him fail, with a broken heart she tries to resume her life and take over her father’s firm. Though it’s not her dream, she wants to honor his legacy. But when someone tries to kill her—twice—she needs a bodyguard. To her surprise Evan steps up and insists on protecting her, putting on a show as the caring fiancé. But he won’t let her back into his life or into his heart. To have any chance at a future together, they’ll have to resurrect the past and stay alive long enough to expose the man determined to see them both dead.
Author note: This book can be read as a stand-alone, complete with HEA.
When I read about Evan and Isla in Bishop's Knight I literally cried. You could feel the pain Isla was feeling when Evan cut her off without a word. I'm glad we jumped right into their story next because I wanted to see them fixed so badly.
I'm not usually a fan of pushing away but this author does such a great job of showing how much the pusher loves the other that I can always seem to forgive them for the hurt. Evan is no different. Despite pushing Isla away because of his scars, he was so devoted to her. You never doubted his love and thankfully, you never see him with another woman.
On top of such a strong love that you get with these two, there is also the suspense that left me guessing all the way to he end. I guessed the wrong man to be the evil foe and that makes me love this more. I like when things are not predictable.
Great story, loved this couple and I can not wait for Ellis's book next!