To the outside world, Jordan Burke appears to have the perfect life. A fulfilling career, family and great friends, but looks can be deceiving. Events from her childhood, and a painful secret, keep Jordan isolated and unwilling to commit to any man. For her, every relationship comes with its own expiration date.
Alex Garza has lived in the shadow of his brother’s fame for most of his life. He’s an outcast in his own family and never able to put his own needs first. When his brother gives up his career to settle down, Alex is forced to re-evaluate his life plans too. Over the past year, his friendship with Jordan has developed into a source of comfort. Now that he has the time to devote to a relationship, can he convince her to take a chance on love or will their painful pasts and a tragic event destroy their future?
Back with book two for another emotionally devoid lead character. The females in this series are super frustrating to me. They use avoidance, drama, manipulation and just play run away. That’s why they are so relatable and I like reading books to see how they transition.
Self-proclaimed drama queen, saboteur, riddled with abandonment issues Jordan is a hard woman to take. Alex, Victor’s brother from book one, is up for the challenge and complies with every wish Jordan demands.
Unlike book one, this is tale is more focused on the growth of both characters. There are life altering moments for both and they both fall into the habits of deflecting and isolation to cope. It’s like watching a slow motion car wreck as it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I really enjoyed the reappearance of characters. I first came to know of Tribue’s work through Contractual and as I found the characters and their behaviour frustrating, the books are still enjoyable. There is closure, growth and I certainly can see where there might be an opening for another book.
I was kindly provided with a free copy of this book from the author to provide an honest review. Receiving this book for free did not influence my opinion nor review.
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