What happens if you lose the one person you need the most?
Cressida Bennett had learned the hard way not to leave her heart unguarded. She hadn’t been looking for a relationship, especially from her closest friend. But Declan had a way of drawing her in, making her ache for things she shouldn’t. She had to choose; keep herself safe, or risk it all for love.
She’d stolen his heart years ago. No matter how hard he’d tried, Declan McKinley couldn’t keep Cressida out of his head. But she was his subordinate, and more importantly, his friend. Keeping her at arm's length was the only way to have her in his life. Losing her wasn't an option.
One incredible night changes everything. Despite their best efforts, they can’t go back to the easy world they’d once known. When a handsome American millionaire sets his sights on Cressida, Declan becomes desperate to hold on to what they were.
But this man wants more from her than they know. As the lies unravel, Cressida finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous scheme, one that leads her back into the arms of the only man she can trust.
Can Declan keep her safe, or will they sever the ties between them forever?
3.5 Heart Review by Ashley
After catching the blurb for And Then We Sever, I knew it would be my first read from A.V. Asher. This one was go go go from the start and didn't let up until the end.
I liked Cressida. She was smart and willing to do what it took to get the job done. She knew when to hold her tongue and when not to back down from a challenge. The one thing she could never quite figure out though were her feelings for Declan.
Oh that Declan. He kept things close to the vest, especially his feelings for Cressida. But when a job takes a dangerous turn that puts her in the cross hairs, all bets were off. I loved seeing his protective side. How he stood beside her and fought with her to get to the bottom of and stop things.
While Cressida and Declan's high on danger, low-ish on drama, friends-to-lovers, workplace romance was a hair predictable, my heart was still racing while everything hung in the balance. I couldn't read those final few chapters fast enough to see how everything played out.
About the Author
American writer AV Asher (Avie) was one of those kids who always got in trouble for reading in class. She has been creating stories since childhood, but only recently began writing them down. Avie lives in Northern Nevada with her husband and three children.