~ That Kiss Meant Everything ~
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Book Length (Est.): 242 Pages
This is book 2 of the ‘In Deep’ series. It’s the conclusion of:
What would you do if you met a man that made you burn like wildfire from the inside out? Burn so hot that with one touch you forgot to breathe?
And if you knew that he had dangerous secrets? Would you be able to walk away?
I couldn’t. As strong as I know I am, I kept going back for more of him. That body… those eyes…
I saw him for the first time on my very first day in Vegas, and even then I think a part of me knew, because I couldn’t look away. It was like that moment when you see something flying towards you and you know it’s going to hit you before you can ever move out of the way, so you just watch, transfixed, as it crashes into you. Cristos Vicario: owner of the illustrious Adagio hotel and casino and reputed billionaire playboy. He sure as hell wasn’t what he seemed on the surface. That man had secrets. No one knew what a dark and dangerous world he lived in, and when I finally saw him for what he was, it was already far too late. I found myself inextricably tied to him forever. The course of my life altered. My entire world changed forever as he took away my freedom and gave me the key to my dreams in one fell swoop.
How could I have known that the one man who should have been my greatest nightmare would become the one thing I couldn’t live without? And all I had to do was forgive him…
I was only living for one thing, one goal, one endgame… until I saw Brielle. And when I touched her, it was all over for me… I just didn’t know it yet. Not until I broke all of my rules for her, one after another, and that still wasn’t enough. I wanted more.
I wanted it all. Yeah, what I did to her was pretty much unforgivable. I know that now. Some small part of me might have known it then, too, but it didn’t matter. I had to hold on to her. I would have done anything to keep her… and I did.
Now I’ve put her in danger, dragged her into my world, and I don’t know whether to push her away or hold her tighter. Letting her go would be the right thing to do… but every time I try to do the right thing… I can’t.
When I take her, it’s always hard and desperate, as if she’ll disappear if I can’t make her feel the same things I feel… if I can’t force her to care about me enough that she’ll look past everything else and see into my heart.
Last night, after she fell asleep, still wrapped in my arms, I rested my lips against the top of her head and inhaled the scent of her as she slept. Trusting me, even though she shouldn’t. “I don’t deserve you”, I whispered. “But I want you. God, I want you so badly.”
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
What do you do when you know that the man you love stands for everything you hate?
“I cried until my tears ran dry, because I realized that no matter what he was involved with, no matter what he had done…I still wanted him. I was in over my head, in more ways than one, and I didn’t even care.”
Holy crap! I really didn’t think I could like this series more. I absolutely loved this book.
In Deeper picks up where book one left off. Cristos and Brielle learn a lot about each other in this book including the reason why they can’t be together and the truth about her past and why her father was murdered.
Criss is very possessive of Brielle, almost to the point where you hate him one minute and then love him the next. He has no choice but to let her go but he is just unable to live with that decision because he knows deep down she deserves better. Hell, for all he knows Brie could be carrying his child.
“I didn’t deserve to make love to a woman like Brie. In fact I was pretty sure Hell had a place all reserved for me for the things I’d done.”
Their relationship is just as intense if not more in this book. A lot of feelings get stirred and walls break down. Criss is a true Alpha male that really cares and lusts after his woman.
I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a great story. This is definitely one that will stay on my Kindle for a long time.
My Favorite Moment: I really have to say that my favorite moment was in the hospital. There are just some things that you cannot prepare yourself for.
“My eyes flew open, and my brain suddenly kicked into gear. Knocked up? Did I hear that right? I was wide awake now, whatever remained of the sedative they’d given me was burned right out of my system by a sudden spike of adrenaline. I decided I must have misunderstood…maybe I’d even dreamed it all…”
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