Read this in one sitting, was looking forward to Marcus story and it was as emotional as I thought it would be. Book 4 in this series and this story flowed and moved along seamlessly, sometimes you just heart the ones you love when all you want to do is protect them.
I could cry. I loved Marcus story so far from the previous books because his was the most authentic and touching one. But maybe this was exactly the reason why I had such high expectations of this book and why it turned out to be slightly disappointing. Not because it was bad though but because everything built up to this point and his book was just not what I hoped it would be.
The book was as well written as the previous ones and the story showed parts of why Marcus became the person he is now. It gave insight in his thoughts and which part Willow played in his life. The thing is, we got to know so much about Marcus already and lived with him through such a tough part in his life in Careless that his book now seemed like a simplified version of his life. You definitely have to have read the previous books because the most important turn in his life was not explained in this book but just left out completely. So if you don't at least read Book #3 before this one you will be confused as to what happened at the turning point. Actually, Marcus story begins already in Book #2.
I liked his story but there wasn't much that I didn't already know which made the story almost seem like a short recap of his life.
I didn't like the constant back and forth with him and Willow but that was to be expected because their ping pong relationship was known from the previous books. What bothered me most about it though was how Willow did not seem that affected by everything. She wasn't as upset or confused or heartbroken as I'd hoped or thought she would be. This all played into how I felt this book was not as special and not as emotionally gripping as I'd expected. Which does not mean that it was a bad read. Not at all. I still enjoyed it.
Again, we got some information about Rhett and I just hope that his book will have a lot more to tell.
Trying to avoid people at his party he sees Evie, but what gets his attention is the girl with her, when the look at he’s other parts of him start to warm, she’s dangerous, the kind that men will kill for. When Willow sees Marcus she’s frozen by the look of him, and how he makes her feel. Marcus and Willow decide to be friends and it works out well for them until Willow realises that she’s in love with him, and Marcus realises he wants more, but too late after Willow leaves telling him she deserves to be happy. Years later when they meet again they realise they want to try, the chemistry is still there, that’s until Marcus gets news that has him pushing Willow away again. Willow never gives up on Marcus and it takes a moment of clarity and some pushing from he’s friends to make Marcus realise that Willow owned his heart and he just has to hope that she’s still there for him to give it to. Their game of Not So Fast was one way to find out. I love the part where we got some from Sebastian’s version in the story, and how happy she is about her boys finding love.
I think Marcus might possibly be my favourite of the screw crew and ‘Ruthless’ my favourite of this Enemies to Lovers series, which is odd because in the previous three books Marcus is my least favourite character. Full of emotion we follow Marcus as he deals with his past, a past that impacts his present with his inability to have a relationship. That all changes however when Willow is accepted into his circle of friends, no matter how much he tries to push Willow away, she manages to break through his impenetrable walls. A story with so many feels, I was happy, I was sad, I was heartbroken. Told in dual POV, a firm favourite for me, hooked from the first page.
Well written and edited enjoyable read. Marcus has such a sad tragic story and Willow really was the person to see through his harsh veneer and be the balm to soothe his soul. I was so glad he made it through. This has been a great series. There is depth as well as humour with some great support characters