That is until a certain man walked into my life and turned it upside down. He's the only person that's been able to see through the lies, the bullshit masks. He turns every wall I've carefully constructed around my broken heart to rubble.
Without questioning it, without asking for permission he takes my heart and makes it his.
The question is can I get over my own fears, the suffocating disbelief in happily ever after to give him what he needs? What he deserves?
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Another fantastic book in the Triumph series! The emotions are intense and the characters are easy to like. I couldn’t put the book down and I read it in just a few hours in the evening. You also get glimpses of the characters from book 1 (Triumph) so it was fun to get to see them again but Ryan and Angelica still got their own story. Ryan and Angelica have a connection the first time they meet but outside influences lead to a lot of misjudgments about each other’s character. When they finally get a chance to see each other’s true character they decide to give that connection a chance. Ryan is sweet, sexy, and determined to make it on his own even though he comes from money. Angelica also comes from money but also a loving family and knows there is more to life than that. She comes across as shallow and a bit of a slut but once she shows her true self, its easy to see why she up that front. They’ve both lost someone they love and I think that just brings a whole other level to their connection. The story line was easy to follow and it was one of those great ones that makes it easy to immerse yourself in the characters’ world. I felt connected to Ryan and Angelica. I found myself having a certain feeling on behalf of the character during a certain scene. This was also one of those books that has you thinking about it after you finish it. That, to me, is a mark of a great book. I look forward to more in the Triumph series. 5 out of 5 stars!
The slow simmer, the gradual build up, and the beautiful emotions unveiled throughout this incredible storyline was absolutely fantastic!! It was utter perfection in its finest form. We are guided along a stunning journey filled to the brim and overflowing with heartache, determination, and passion. Love doesn’t just heal the heart, it surrounds it, invades it, and ultimately conquers whatever is in its line of sight. There is no middle ground in this intense battle. You either fully succumb to it, or you will find yourself living an unfulfilled half-life. The enemy that we see barreling towards us with the full on intensity of a freight train isn’t love, the real problem and adversary is fear. Once we let go of our fear and allow ourselves to be ravished by the brilliant radiance of the love being freely offered to us, we will finally know what it feels like to be whole, complete, and truly happy. You would think that fun loving, party going Angelica has it all with her loving parents, her drop dead good looks, all the money she could ever want, and any guy that she wants. Assumptions are such a horrible way to judge people. They will let you down 100% of time and get you into hot water along the way. Ryan finds that out in the worst possible way. He first saw Angelica at a charity dance, and he was immediately spellbound by her beauty. If he was honest though, he would say that it was her innocence that pulled him in, and he willing drowned in the sea of her eyes from the very first moment that he looked into them. He had it bad, and he knew he was a goner. The only problem was that from the moment another guy ripped them apart on the dance floor, Ryan has only been able to see the superficial, I’m-better-then-you act that Angelica puts on for everyone around her. He wants to get to know her, but it’s those pesky assumptions that hold him back and build up a fortress around his heart. Little does he know that once Angelica wants something, she will fight relentlessly until she gets it, and she wants him. Unfortunately, they both harbor dark and painful secrets that could easily tear them apart before they even find out how good they could be together. If I am being completely honest here, I have to say that Angelica and Ryan have definitely found a place on my list of all-time favorite book couples! They are such amazing characters both together and individually. We are granted the privilege of seeing the depth of emotions and dreams that both of them have in spite of how they project the opposite to those around them. They have such heart, and they felt so real that I never once doubted that I could run into them on the street at any time. While I fell in love with Zhoe and Jared from book one, I freely admit that they have nothing on Angelica and Ryan. These two are feistier, more passionate, hands down more stubborn, and touch each other on every possible level that I was completely swept away in their hurricane of painful struggles, boundless passion, and fierce determination. I haven’t wanted to see a couple get together and stay together as badly as I wanted to see these two make it. They deserved and needed the love, strength, and life that they found in the other. S. J. McGran is simply phenomenal! She swept me off my feet with Zhoe and Jared, but with Angelica and Ryan she completely blew me away. I have read my fair share of books, and I have to say that her writing has developed exponentially with this second installation in this series. My heart was utterly broken, unquestionably shattered, and then inexplicably healed at an agonizingly slow yet exquisitely perfect pace. At the risk of repeating myself, I have to say that this story was unreservedly perfect. Now, I just need to be patient as I wait for what I assume will be Rico’s story next. ¿