Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who called a corrupt kingdom home sweet home.
Protected and sheltered from the worst the world had to offer, she fell in love with the crumbling city that burned and blazed around her. Every dirty corner, every scary shadow, found a place within her heart. So did a man who was violent and dangerous, just like the streets she claimed as her own.
He was all business and brutality, except when it came to her. With her, he was calm, caring, and heartbreakingly patient.
He warned her over and over that he wasn't the man for her, but she refused to listen. She never expected either the streets or their enforcer to hurt her, since she'd given her heart so completely to both.
She should have known the streets in the Point were always going to be savage, and so was the man committed to keeping control of them in the hands of criminals and bloody kingpins.
Blindsided by a betrayal which cut so deeply she was sure the wounds would never heal, the princess fled the home she loved and the man who broke her heart. Throwing away her rusted, twisted crown was supposed to help her forget. All it did was make her long for everything she left behind. She told herself she would never go back, but in this tormented kingdom, family is everything. Eventually, she has no choice but to return.
While she was gone, the people who loved her worked hard to make the city safe, and the man who destroyed her sank deeper into the darkness. Going back shouldn't feel like surrender… but it does. As this pretty princess hovers on the edge of the unknown, the past attacks with a vengeance. It's a good reminder that puppy love eventually grows up and turns into something with sharp teeth and one hell of a bite.
She never asked for the keys to the kingdom. She'd much rather go out and build her own.
A different world. Intriguing.
I liked exploring the underground crime world, Or rather, the human side of doing good-finding the one—albeit unconventionally. Peoples lives are the very result of the experiences they go through...trials and tribulations set the foundation in the self-preservation of these heroes (or villains ;)) to those outside the Point. Somewhat out of order, I know, but I plan on reading the Welcome to the Point series next for full character development of Bax, Race, and Titus!
Absolutely couldn't put these books down! The bad boys of the Point are me new favorite fantasy men!
I Loved It
This was a beautiful end to a great series. Thank you for writing about Booker and Karsen’s story, I have been waiting since they were first introduced!