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Hugh Colton has had a rough life, after his father left his family high and dry and riddled with debt, the livelihood of the family fell onto his shoulders, and he had to step up and be the man of the family. As his father continued to rack up debt the folks he screwed over came knocking and Hugh always paid them off, but when his father found himself in debt to a notorious crime boss it was decided that Hugh work off the payment by providing him with stolen cars. So Hugh had to put his own life on hold, and his future in jeopardy just to bail his father out once again. With the debt almost being paid, and freedom from the crime boss on the horizon Hugh is looking forward to getting his life back on track, and possibly even finding his own little piece of happiness. On one of his last boosting missions he comes across a costumed beauty in dire need of rescue and he knows helping her could put his own future at risk, but he just can't walk away and leave her to fend for herself. He knows the minute she slides into the seat of his car that he's making a big mistake, but reason is being overtaken by an insatiable desire...and the urge to quench that desire is winning out!!
From the moment I started this book it had me at it's mercy, I was barely a paragraph into it and I was completely and utterly addicted and submersed into a state of complete literary bliss. The instant Hugh entered the picture I knew he was going to be one of those characters that would linger with me long after I finished his story, not only because of the man he was created to be, but also because of his unwavering dedication to be the man worthy of Shay's affections. There is something to be said for a man who sees a woman struggling to find comfort in her own identity, and does everything in his power to help her to see the woman he sees standing before him, and makes no effort to change a single thing about her, just appreciates her for her. Every time she started to slip into old habits he was there to pick her back up again, and help her find her way, and that was one of the most beautiful things to witness. Their relationship may have started off as just a fling, but with each new encounter I saw it blossom into something more, a dependency on one another that neither really thought they were worthy of, but were definitely so deserving of...and it had me completely enraptured me. I have read other books from this author and I have to say with each new book I read she continually surprises me, not only does she find a way to outdo the story before, but always manages to create a story that resonates with me...and makes me believe happy endings are still possible.
If you haven't had the opportunity to read something from this author yet, I highly encourage you do so now, not only are you missing out on some truly exceptional stories, but you are also missing out on the opportunity to meet some truly unforgettable characters that are certain to leave an indelible impression on your heart!
ARC given in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.