He's the one man she's always wanted.
Ronan King, her father's protégé, set the bar for men in Willow Lennox's life—even after he was forced to leave in disgrace. Now, he's back, and he's got his sights set firmly on revenge.
She's the one woman he can't have.
The pampered princess Ronan remembers has grown into a gutsy beauty who challenges him at every turn. But when he saves her from being snatched off the street, he realizes he isn't the only person with a score to settle—and someone is prepared to go to great lengths to get their hands on Willow.
She needs protection, and he's just the man for the job. But with a sinister enemy closing in, can Ronan give up his plan for retribution and risk everything for love?
Suspense with a little bit of steam, but a bit predictable
This was a good start to a new series and I enjoyed reading it, for the most part.
Willow and Ronan are a sweet couple and it was pretty low in angst, even if they had a bit of an enemies-to-lovers thing going on in the beginning. I also have mixed feelings about whether or not this was more of a slow burn or a fast burn because it took them a while to acknowledge their feelings, but once they did, things moved pretty quickly. And for those of you who like spice like me, there are two explicit scenes but they're both pretty brief.
There wasn't anything in the book that I really disliked or thought didn't work, but it also didn't blow me out of the water. This is a romantic suspense/thriller and it did hit that note, but I found it pretty predictable; avid readers of the genre might not care for it. And this is a very minor point but I found it weird that Willow's dad thought it was important she learn how to protect herself but she didn't know self-defense.
Anyway, all in all, it was a fine read and it was nice to read a romantic suspense novel that didn't have a couple that was constantly fighting. I enjoyed it and I hope that Zeke's about to get a book as I was really intrigued by his character.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.