Publication Date: 9/23/14
Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone.
Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is Cassidy Swallow, a young woman willing to work hard to live her quiet dream in a house by a river surrounded by aspen and pine.
Suddenly, Deacon finds he’s at war. Cassidy’s pull for him to connect is strong. He fights it, but he loses, always coming back for more. But when he does, he gives her nothing.
From the first time she sees him, Cassidy knows Deacon is dead inside. She knows he’s the kind of man who could destroy a woman. But one night when Deacon’s control slips, Cassidy takes a chance.
He might break her. He also might be her dream come true.
I love the Unfinished Hero books, but this wasn't my favorite in the series. Trust me when I tell you that Kristen Ashley, who is without question one of my favorite authors, can tell a story and keep you engaged the entire time regardless of who she is writing about. But this one took me about a week to get through, which is unheard of for me with a KA book. Deacon just didn't grab me the way Knight did. But then again, you always remember your first...
Cassidy, on the other hand, was remarkable! I absolutely loved her from the start of the book until the last page. Which is rare in a KA book for me to do. Normally I like the heroes and hate the heroines, but this girl had some serious spunk and moxy! I love that even when she was young she knew what she wanted and went for it, even getting rid of the ass that was holding her back.
Deacon was a slow read for me. Deacon, the character, didn't get interesting until I found out why he was so distant and that was well over half way through the book. I held on for our Cassie girl!
I liked it a lot, and I recommend it absolutely! My Deacon just wasn't as hot for me as the others.
I give this novel 3.5 lipsticks!