From the outside looking in, this life may seem jacked up. People may think that I've completely lost my mind. They only see the bruises. They don't know that Maxwell Costin saved my life, and that I owe him everything. I'm alive because of him. So when he tells me to keep my mouth shut, and do what he says then that's exactly what I do. And if anyone asks about the dirty bodies, the dirty floors, or Max's dirty hands, I know nothing. Even if the man asking is dark and dangerously sexy. I will not break. Try me…
***Recommended for ages 18+ due to graphic language, sexual content, & mature subject matter.
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Shay has experienced tragedy at its worst, watching her parents be murdered at the sweet young age of 10. She was rescued and raised by Max, her future “companion”. She lives each day to obey and love struggling to find out who killed her parents and why. Then enters Sketch as Max’s new right hand man, will he be the one to end her pain or make it worse? First and foremost, Regina Bartley blew me away with this book. She is an incredible author but this book is on a whole new level and she nailed it !!! This book starts off dark and heavy, learning about Shays life, past and present. That girl has been through some incredible situations. Sketch is a hardened man with a dark past. These two were my favorites through out the book, page turn by page turn. The suspense in this book is incredibly believable and left me with many many ideas as to what was going to happen next, some were wrong and some were right. I couldn't put the book down due to the incredible details about Shay’s journey, the good, the bad, the ugly. I read it in one sitting as I couldn't stop, I had to know what was going to be in store for Shay and Sketch in the future. Would Shay ever figure out what happened to her parents or would she be strong enough to handle the details to be able to pick up the pieces and move on? This book was so emotionally charged, with emotions ranging from happy to sad to outraged to excitement to downright depressed that by the time I finished, I felt raw the rest of the day. Had Regina not written the book with the finality and detail she gave it you would probably still be asking why, why, why?! Normally, this style of book isn't something I would have read, as I like to keep them upbeat and happy, for the most part. Regina has a way of dragging you into her stories line by line, page by page, especially this book with Shays story. It makes you forget it might not be a genre you'd like. This book shows the diversity Regina is able to successfully write! What does the future hold for Shay, Max, and Sketch? Dive in and find out!