Angel and Chase come from two different worlds. Angel grew up privileged. Her father is CEO of Cavanagh and Associates and her mother owns a successful dance school. Chase on the other hand grew up with a neglectful, manipulating mother, who put her numerous husbands and boyfriends before the welfare of her own son. So much so that when he was twelve, his stepfather at the time, who also happens to be a member of a notorious bikie gang, walked away from his marriage, taking Chase with him.
Angel is daddy’s little princess. In his eyes, no one is good enough for his little girl. Due to his overprotectiveness, at the age of twenty-two she’s never had a serious boyfriend. She decides to move away from home to finish school, so she can experience all that life has to offer. That includes men.
When she meets Chase Daniels, sparks fly. He’s the ultimate womanising bad boy. Even though her common sense says stay away, she can’t seem to control the attraction she feels for him.
Chase doesn’t hold women in high regard due to his past. With his good looks and charm though, he has women falling at this feet. Just the way he likes it. He’s a playboy and doesn’t do commitment. Then he meets Angel. She’s not only beautiful, but sweet and innocent. Nothing like the women he’s used to. The feelings he has for her are foreign to him and he doesn’t like it one bit. Despite all this, he’s drawn to her, like a moth to a flame.
Not only do they have their families to contend with, there’s also the secrets from Chase’s past. Not only do they have the potential to destroy him, it will also tear them apart. The odds are stacked against them, but will they still be able to find happiness together? Or will it be enough to stop the one thing they want more than anything, each other?
Oh God – JL Perry has been elevated from brand new author to my shelves to permanent insta-buy!
I know I’m going to struggle to review this book with justice. If you think your heart can handle this story – then keep reading. JL packs a wallop with the emotions in this book. As is the theme of this series, this book is multi-layered.
To be honest, Chase is frustrating – he’s passive aggressive and caught up in his self-belief that he’s not good enough. Finally, he mans up and together, they are perfection. I love Angel as a character – she’s from a very privileged background but she is her mother’s daughter through and through.
Like always, the supporting characters add so much substance that I really want to read more about their stories. Dana is hiliarious and Pop’s … well … you’ll just have to read to enjoy his qualities.
The pacing is bang on – drama laced through the romance of these two while they are coming to terms with what life is throwing at them. There are many parts where I was reading with a lump in my throat. There are several powerful messages throughout.
You know I despise spoilers but there is a part of this book that just blindsided me so bad that I actually swore and squealed and shrieked about how I didn’t see it coming. SOOOOO GOOOOOD!!!
There are scenes within this book that readers will find unpleasant and may even be triggers but just know that JL will never leave us hanging. She masterfully brings the story full circle.
This series is just heavenly. It’s been a joy as a reader to be swept away with their tales. They have been to hell and back and JL’s writing has gone from strength to strength. I’m excited to see what else comes from her repertoire.
I was given an advance reader copy of this book for my honest opinion.
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