Ace is bad.
After losing my brother, I know I should stay away. So why can’t I?
He’s irresistible. He’s confident. He’s amazing… but he’s dangerous.
He was there the night my brother was murdered. He watched it all go down.
I should stay away. The things I saw weren’t acceptable.
I should want Ace as far away from me as possible—I should consider him a monster and a threat—but when my life is at stake I know I no longer have a choice of the matter. He's the only one that can protect me.
He's done what he can to keep me out of danger, but it's not enough. I need answers. I need the truth. He refuses to give it to me, and because of that I don't trust him. He refuses to tell me what really happened and to just forget about it but I refuse.
I won’t back down until I get answers.
But there’s one thing wrong with getting too many answers. It leads to lies. It leads to trouble. It leads to danger. But worst of all, it leads to me falling deeply and madly in love with him.
I’ve gotta be out of my mind.
London Stallone hasn’t always had the perfect life, but she did have the perfect older brother. He did everything for her. He took care of her when no one else would. He’s always been the shoulder she could lean on, but when he ends up murdered, things turn for the worst.
London soon demands answers, and the first person she runs to is her brother’s co-worker and good friend, Donovan “Ace” Crow. Ace isn’t the ordinary guy. He doesn’t come equipped with flowers and chocolate. He doesn’t hand out smiles and hugs to every female he meets. He’s strict and only about business, and London believes he’s a part of the reason her brother was murdered.
Soon, after finding out life-threatening news, it leads to something Ace never thought he’d have to do for anyone.
Although he doesn't want her to get hurt, it doesn't stop him from being selfish or bitter. He's promised to protect her, but has he done enough? Has he sacrificed everything in order to keep London out of harms way?
Sometimes love can get in the way of your priorities. And sometimes love can easily become your enemy—you worst nightmare. It can destroy you.
This is a story full of dishonesty. Disloyalty. Broken hearts. Pain. Suffering. Lies. Destruction. This isn’t a fairytale love story. This is real. And it just might break you.
You’ve been warned…
Review by Brittany
London Stallone is graduating from college. Her parents can’t be there because… well, they’re dead. And her brother, she hopes with all her might that he will be there, but she doesn’t know for sure.
When she finally spots him right before she’s about to walk across the stage, she momentarily goes stupid just from looking at the guy that’s with him. He’s devastatingly gorgeous and his eyes hold something dangerous.
Little did she know, Donovan “Ace” Crow is dangerous. And he wants her. He wants to f*** her and chuck her. And he hatches a plan to get exactly that. He runs a business that is full of lies and money. Dirty money. And he always gets what he wants.
After an accident that leaves London alone once again and men on the hunt for her, she lets Ace convince her to fly with him back to New York where he can keep an eye on her. Keeping an eye on her soon turned into Ace and London sharing a sexual relationship. And that relationship slowly turns…until the truth comes out.
I have to give this book three and a half stars. I love Shanora, I love her writing. I loved the FireNine Series and can’t wait for more from that series. I just didn’t connect to the characters or the story like I did with the FireNine boys. With the ending, I should have cried. I should have screamed at my Kindle and mentally berated Shanora in my mind… well, I did do that part. But the other two, I didn’t. I just didn’t emotionally connect.
This book though, is classified as erotica, and is a complete 180 from her normal work. She has talent in this genre though. The electricity between London and Ace is… well, electrifying, for lack of better word. You will probably find that your panties become wet when you read some of the scenes between the two in this book. Like I said, HOT.
I liked this book. I didn’t love it. I do think, though, that it will probably go far and become a top seller. I see the potential it has, even though it didn’t do it for me.
Congratulations, Shanora, and good job with this novel! Can’t wait to see you in July! Hope the baby is doing well! (She’s preggers, and the book is dedicated to the baby!)
About Shanora Williams
New York Times & USA Today Best Selling author Shanora Williams considers herself one of the wondrous, down-to-earth authors who's all about romance and the paranormal... but of course she always makes room for the many other genres out there. She was born and raised in North Carolina but plans on taking trips all around the world as she grows in age.
She's a huge lover of Starbucks and a big kid when it comes to Haribo Gummy Bears. If she could swim in Coca-Cola she would. She's a very avid reader and a fan of many other independent authors.
She writes under the pen name S. Q. Williams.