"Your guilt lines your face. I wonder if you don’t need the release of punishment as much as I desire extracting the payment."
O.M.F.GEEEEE!!!! Wow!! WOW!! WOWWW!!!! This book was incredibly addictive and mind blowing!!!! The story grabbed me from the blurb and didn't let go. I was consumed by the story and devoured it in a matter of hours. Real life was put on pause, as I was thrown into this sordid story of betrayal, vengeance, and revenge. A story of family, love, courage and loyalty. Ms Knight's writing style is truly mesmerising, beautiful and seamless.
Slater Vaughn, is a man on a mission - to seek and punish the woman, MacKayla Simone, who had seduced him three years ago. Their tryst had cost him his career, reputation and family. Slater is the definition of ALPHA - sexy, controlling, possessive, dominant, dark, tattooed, and dangerous! Like MacKayla, I was terrified of his presence at the beginning. I wasn't sure if I should hate him, but there was something magnetic about his presence. I was drawn to him like a moth to a flame, and I wanted MORE of him. This beautiful, angry man had been to hell and back, manipulated and betrayed by his wife and best friend. He seeks his revenge by going after the only person that is also haunted by that night.
“You owe me, and tomorrow, you start paying off your debt to me.”
MacKayla is a sexy, beautiful, hard working and caring heroine. I fell in love with her and my heart ached for her self torment and guilt with her past. She internalised the blame for not protecting her sister Janey from their vile stepfather. And she also felt responsible for the downfall of Slater, even though she was merely an innocent pawn in the evil scheme.
When Slater finally locates MacKayla, the instant chemistry between them is palpable. Despite the gritty feel of his revenge, we also see his indecision and hesitation from the beginning. He wants to punish her yet he sees something more in her. She isn't just a money grabbing wh*re out to make a quick buck. She is working two jobs to support her family and herself. Her life is modest and she is also as broken as he is. The attraction between Slater and MacKayla is passionate, raw and electrifying. Their carnal need for each other is sensual and erotic.
“What I did to you, you’re not the only one for whom there were consequences. You want to punish me now—you have that right, and I’ll take my punishment. But I’ve been punished daily for the last three years. I’m reminded every single day how much what I did hurt the people I love.”
This book was absolutely AHHHH-MAZING!!!!! The narrative was addictive and beautiful. The plot was unpredictable and consuming. I enjoyed the character development and that there were no unnecessary misunderstandings in the story. These two characters actually communicated and trusted each other.
This was my first book by Natasha Knight, and it will not be my last! I adore her writing! It is absolutely perfect!!! Despite the initial darkness of this book (which I thoroughly loved), I finished with a heartwarming feeling and a giddy lovesick grin. Thank you Ms Knight!
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (3 May 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1533060487
- ISBN-13: 978-1533060488
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
- Customer Reviews: 46 customer ratings
Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
591,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #30558 in New Adult & College Romance