Photographer CJ Parker is a woman who has literally not gone outside for the past six months. She’s been hiding from the world, and from life, ever since an unimaginable tragedy forced her into seclusion.
On the one day where she decides to finally venture outside, she meets the mysterious billionaire, Asher Sloane. Dark-headed, magnetic, and gorgeous, Asher drips sex and animal magnetism. He draws CJ out of her shell and into the world, while showing her things that she never knew existed.
What CJ doesn’t know is that Asher has a dangerous past. Behind his beautiful blue eyes and confident demeanor lies dark secrets that, if they are brought to light, could mean the end of CJ and Asher’s relationship.
Will the exposure of Asher’s past destroy them?
Warning: This book has plenty of hot and steamy sex scenes featuring an alpha male who knows what he wants and knows exactly how to get it.
Worldbuilding: This novel takes place in New York! The setting is usually in either CJ’s house, Asher’s house, or the hospital.
Characters: The main characters in this novel were CJ (yes this is a girl’s name!) and Asher. CJ is a shut in. She has agoraphobia, which is the fear of places, that stems from a tragedy that she went through six months before. Asher is a billionaire. And wants nothing more than to possess CJ and use her to help his own personal situation. But can they overcome tragedies from their pasts to have a shot a beautiful future? Or will the ghosts of their pasts ultimately rip them apart and everything that they have built so far?
Plot: The story line was actually kind of interesting. None of the main story plots were told until almost the end of the novel but it kept me intrigued nonetheless. There was a few story arcs that this novel presented! First was the obvious romance arc between Asher and CJ, although their romance happened a little too quickly for my tastes. The second story arc was CJ’s condition and her over coming her issues. And the last story arc was that of the things hiding in Asher’s past!
Writing: This story was told in first person points of view of both Asher and CJ. Although CJ had the majority of the chapters it was nice to get a peek at Asher every once in a while. The problem with this book, for me really, was the dialogue as well as the fact that it wasn’t as descriptive as it could have been. When CJ and Asher would talk to each other it was done in a weird way and just wasn’t all that believable to me. As for not being as descriptive as I would have liked, it just seemed like there was more telling instead of showing.
Curb Appeal: The cover is exactly what I would have pictured Asher as!! I really do like the cover and its simplicity. The blurb is pretty spot on, yet it does make Asher seem like this sort of arrogant and a mean guy but he is anything but.
Ultimately: This story had an interesting story line. I wish that Asher’s point of view was more prevalent but it was kind of cool to get his point of view at random times. The dialogue could have been written better but it didn’t make me want to stop reading the story. If you’re in the mood for a trilogy read that ends on a cliffhanger come and check out this novel out!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.