I’ll never forget the way she looked, so confident and sure of herself. I watched her from a distance. She wasn’t ready for me yet. I didn’t approach her and I didn’t disturb her, but I never once took my eyes off her.
Mallory Sullivan is ready to start her new life. After graduating at the top of her class, she’s landed one of the most coveted internships in the United States. Hard work and determination have gotten her to this moment of living the life she only dreamed of while growing up in foster care.
From the start, I knew that she would be my greatest achievement, so the day I let her go, I set down a path for her. A path to me.
She never expected Oz to be the greatest culmination of those dreams. But sometimes fate determines who you fall in love with. Who makes you lose control. Who owns your soul.
And then you realize it wasn’t fate at all…
I’ve wanted to care for and protect her since the first moment I saw her. I’ve constructed everything in our lives so that at the perfect moment, I could have her, could give her the life she deserves.
The time has come.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in New York City, mostly in and around the Osbourne Corp Building.
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Miles Henry aka Oz and Mallory Sullivan. Oz has always watched Mallory from afar and now it’s time for them to finally be together. But getting her to accept him and his schemes is a lot easier said than done. All he wants to do is to keep her safe but Mallory is more independent and stubborn than he ever realized. Can he convince Mallory to see things his way and accept his love? Or will all his hard work and planning be all for nothing? Mallory has never had much except her intelligence and perseverance. So, when a scholarship of a lifetime falls into her lap she grabs onto this new lease on life and doesn’t look back. And meeting the sexy stranger, Oz, to boot, is making for a very promising and exciting start in New York. But things are not what them seem when it comes to the Osbourne Corporation or Oz. After finding out Oz’s secret, Mallory is devastated. Can she open her heart and forgive him once she hears him out? Or will she cut her losses and get out before she can be hurt more?
Plot: This is mainly a romance between Oz and Mallory but also has a slight underlining storyline of revenge and suspense.
Writing: This novel is written in first person points of view of Mallory and Oz. It is the first full length novel by Alexa Riley and the first in the For Her series.
Curb Appeal: I love this cover! It totally embodies Oz and the whole story. The blurb gives great rundown on Mallory but leaves Oz an awesome mystery!
Ultimately: This was a great start to their new full length novel series! My only complaint was that I thought it was a little wordy. It may be because I’m so used to their novella length stories, where it’s always wham, bam, thank you ma’am! All in all, if you are an Alexa Riley fan or new to this author I would wholly recommend checking 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.