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Format: Kindle Edition
⭐️⭐️ 4.5 Stars ⭐️⭐️
“I’ve been waiting so long for you to see me.”
♦️BOOK: #3, HOUSE OF PAYNE series. 90k words. Can be read as a standalone.
♦️WRITING: Great - Witty, natural dialogue. Dual, alternating POV.
♦️EDITING: Tolerable, but needs some work - several missing/incorrect words
♦️HERO: Oliver "Twist" Santiago, 30(ish)--Tattoo artist at House of Payne, specializing in dark, gothic art. Ex-con, spent four years behind bars for the beating of the man that tortured his little sister. Blames himself for what his sister had to endure. Big, dark, rough, no-nonsense, pain-in-the-butt, and extremely protective of those he cares about, which includes Angel. He adores her and is extremely sweet and loving, once she finally wakes up and accepts it.
"I’m hoping you’re going to open those beautiful eyes of yours and see what the hell’s in front of you… Me."
♦️HEROINE: Angel Taylor, 23--Tattoo artist at House of Payne, specializing in beautiful, colorful, fantasy/cartoon artwork. Young, petite, bright, whimsical, ethereal. She can be a tad bit naive at times, but she's creative, smart, witty, and resourceful. A big fan of Alice in Wonderland. Thinks she hates Twist Santiago and his stubborn, opinionated ways.
"She’d never imagined what it might be like to kiss him. When it came to Twist Santiago, all her fantasy-time dealt with how best to kill him, and maybe where she should hide the body."
♦️HEAT: Medium, 3.5/5 - 5.5 sex scenes.
♦️REVIEW: After enduring years of Twist's overbearing and controlling ways at work, Angel has had enough and quits at House of Payne. While leaving the parking lot, she is attacked and Twist is there to rescue her. He refuses to let her recover on her own, and strong-arms himself into Angel's life. Angel has some funny and awesome friends, Novak and Joey who give her some great advice and help her see Twist and his actions a little more clearly. She quickly discovers that his controlling caveman ways are not based upon disrespect as she had always assumed but his need to protect and care for her and what he sees as "his".
“As long as I’m breathing, the world is a safe place for you. I swear it.”
He has wanted her from day one and only wants what's best for Angel but hasn't exactly gone about it the right way.
“I love you, too, little girl. I’ve wanted to tell you that for so long. So f***ing long. I’ve been suffering without you.”
Twist is one of the best, sweetest heroes I've read about!
"Hell, if he had a daughter, he’d be proud to spoil the s**t out of her and make sure she knew that she was the undisputed princess of his personal kingdom."
It was really sweet to watch these two "enemies" become an unbreakable team.
♦️ENDING: HEA. Epilogue - 10 months later. NO cliffhanger.