Outside a glittering party, I saw a man in the dark. I didn’t know then that he was an assassin. A hit man. A mercenary. Ronan radiated danger and beauty. Mercy and mystery.
I wanted him, but I was already promised to another man. Ronan might be the one who murdered him. But two warring families want my blood. I don’t know where to turn.
In a mad world of luxury and secrets, he’s the only one I can trust.
All through the book I wondered who the good guys were. Tenterhooks then a cliffhanger. Wonderful writing, dark.
Highly enjoyable intro to Poppy & Ronan
This was my first book by M. O'Keefe so I didn't know quite what to expect but I was definitely not disappointed. The book is set in the Midnight Dynasty world but can be read without reading any of the other books set there (those books are written by other authors and focus on other characters). The hero is Ronan, Caroline Constantine's right-hand man who I saw in one of the other books and wondered about at the time. I love a mysterious hero and he definitely is that, not speaking much and only seen through the eye's of beleaguered heroine Poppy. Both Poppy and Ronan have a painful past, though we explore hers throughout most of the book, the details of which are slowly revealed as she struggles to break free and discover herself again following her latest major difficulty (purposefully vague here). She and Ronan have brief, intense encounters that contribute to a medium-burn that I loved. I was frustrated with some of what had been done to Poppy but did enjoy seeing her start to fight back. It ends in a cliffhanger and I am excited to see what happens next, and just as eager for Poppy to fully come into her own as an individual as I am to see her and Ronan's relationship grow (though I confess I like the beginning, fighting it stage the most in any romance).
Thrill of a Story!
Wow, this story is addictive. I could not put this book down, it is really good ❤️🔥💋