This ruthless crimelord's kindness comes with a price. Possession. Complete and utter.
JAZZ: I'm a determined dreamer--at least I used to be. I put all my dreams on hold and withdrew every penny from my savings account to pay the debt my ailing father owes to a local gang.
Except, according to the gang's slimy leader, even my life savings won't be enough to pay the enormous debt my dad's accrued. And his leering gaze lets me know exactly how he wants me to pay the balance.
A ruthless stranger offers to pay my remaining debt. He's a tattooed crimelord, a cold, beautiful animal who regards me with dead eyes. The price for this kindness? Possession. The complete and utter kind.
You're mine, he informs me when I ask him why he did it, leaving me to figure out....
Is he my unexpected savior or my ruthless mistake?
HAN: I learned from a young age that women aren't worth much. They don't stay. They're not loyal. They weaken you, then disappear at the first sign of trouble.
That's why I don't do relationships--especially with good girls who have no place in my criminal underworld.
I should stay away from her. Let her pay me back some other way.
But I can't. She's golden sunshine wrapped in a sexy little package, lighting up all the dark parts of my heart. And when she asks me why I did it, two words rise without thought or reason.
She thinks I'm the mistake, but it's the other way around. I don't do relationships. I don't even let women spend the night. But this one...
She has me breaking all of my rules.
Han and Jasmine!
This is my review for the audiobook..
Jasmine a popular surfer who used to have deals is about to meet Han to help protect her father. She found him on the floor beaten and bruised. But why? Turns out the father needed money and dealt with not so worth people. In order to protect him she has to pay for his protection. But she finds herself making a bargain she couldn’t refuse. But not everything comes to order after that. Talk about suspense and thrilling action did this audio book give. Also, side note wouldn’t local islanders have a certain cadence to their voice? Unless I am mistaken.
First of all, I love discovering new to me but oh so good narrators. Clementine Dove has a sweet young voice, perfect for Jazz. And Rex Yune sounds authentically Asian and I absolutely love that this author went that route.
The story itself was great. Admittedly, as it was the first I have read from this author, I feel like I would have felt even more invested in Han had I understood the backstory of the Triad. There were many characters discussed that I think would have been recurring through the series. That said, excellent character development, wonderful chemistry and constant story evolvement with nary a boring moment made this a great story and I will be reading prior and future stories in this series!