The Fall and Rise of Kade Hart (A STAND ALONE Hart Brothers Novel)
*Contains strong language and sex that is not suitable for younger readers.
If you think this is just another Romantic Suspense--think again. Get ready for your paradigm to shift and enter a whole different world.
"Hello, my name is Kade Hart and I’m a drug addict." Isn't that what recovering addicts are supposed to say? Hell if I know. I’m not sure about anything anymore. Not since I met her. Juliette. She's my game-changer. Maybe even my life-changer.
I’ve lived on the streets, been in places no one ever wants to see, survived pure hell with the bastard who raised me. I thought I'd finally managed to put all that behind me, come to terms with who and what I am. Until SHE walked into my life. She’s running from the mysterious people who slaughtered her family, people who want her dead, too, and she makes me want to be the kind of man who can protect her, who can save her. But I'm not sure I’m that guy. I'm no one's hero.
OR AM I?
About the Author
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today Bestselling Author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss, and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again). So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author. Her books include the following: Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge and Kissing Fire (The Edge Series); The Guardians of Vesturon series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent and Beginnings); Dark Waltz, Death Waltz, Tragically Flawed (Tragic 1), Tragic Desires (Tragic 2); Exquisite Betrayal, Dirty Nights; Freeing Her, Freeing Him, and Kestrel (The Hart Brothers Series). Other than being in love with writing about romantic suspense, she loves chocolate, ice cream, and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just when I thought I had the "twist" figured out, the author throws a curve ball. This was a great romantic suspense that had me hooked from the first chapter. You remember those old mystery books when you were a kid where you got to choose different endings? This was one of those books, but for grown ups. And both alternate "endings" worked. But for me, the too easy ending wasn't enough. I wanted more answers. And I still didn't get them all. Only more questions. But that's what a great author does. She leaves you with just a taste to tantalize you. Makes you hungry for the rest of the story. This one gets a recommendation from me!
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. You do not need to read the other Hart books to understand this book, but the other books are great reads. I really connected with this book and its characters more though. Both main characters have gone through extremely painful situations. The book opens with a breath stealing incident that hooks you in and won’t let you go. This is how we are introduced to Jules. My heart went out to her. I don’t know what I would have done in her situation. I liked her character and strength that she exuded, despite her fragility. Kade was introduced briefly in the other books and I truly enjoyed learning more about him. He is my favorite of the Hart brothers. Maybe it is because of his transparency, his willingness to help others, or his fight to stay clean. The struggles of the characters were too much at times (especially some of the dreams/flashbacks which give insight to the past). I found my heart pounding with anticipation and I yelled out a few times too. There is no lack of STEAM in this story either. The Harts don’t lack in this area. This book kept me guessing, especially when it came to The Seven! You are given just enough info to string you along like a hungry puppy. I rather liked the option to choose the ending (that was a nice touch, by the way, though I read both). As much as I want to go into details, I don’t want to spoil anything. You will not be disappointed with this story. Hargrove continues to deliver great stories and fresh new ideas and has easily become one of my favorite authors. She does not disappoint. She has an amazing gift of creating new worlds and then through words, transporting you, the reader, into that world (and giving you a front row seat to watch it all go down)! My favorite series has been Guardians of Vesturon (and its spinoff series Dark Waltz), but I can’t wait for this new spinoff series! It may very well become my new fav.