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He’s ruthless. She’s off-limits. But he’s just met his one weakness… Now nothing will stop him from making her his.
Pierce “One-Mile” Walker has always kept his heart under wraps and his head behind his sniper’s scope. Nothing about buttoned-up Brea Bell should appeal to him. But after a single glance at the pretty preacher’s daughter, he doesn’t care that his past is less than shiny, that he gets paid to end lives…or that she’s his teammate’s woman. He’ll do whatever it takes to steal her heart.
Brea has always been a dutiful daughter and a good girl…until she meets the dangerous warrior. He’s everything she shouldn’t want, especially after her best friend introduces her to his fellow operative as his girlfriend—to protect her from Pierce. But he’s a forbidden temptation she’s finding impossible to resist.
Then fate strikes, forcing Brea to beg Pierce to help solve a crisis. But his skills come at a price. When her innocent flirtations run headlong into his obsession, they cross the line into a passion so fiery she can’t say no. Soon, his past rears its head and a vendetta calls his name in a mission gone horribly wrong. Will he survive to fight his way back to the woman who claimed his soul?
RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020
Not my first read by the author and she actually was one of my firsts many years ago. I have always loved her books and writing style. I am always honest and even if that means a favorite author of mine wrote something I did not enjoy reading. I think I was more frustrated/annoyed during this book than anything.
I don’t even know where to start on this, so I think I will start with what I did not find attractive to read:
The heroine is younger 22 and innocent. She is a preachers daughter and has family and friends around. I honestly can’t say that I liked her, maybe part of the story but definitely over-all, I did not like her. Immature, indecisive, a push over, christian which is fine but it was A LOT out there, again not that I mind or care to each it’s own but it was a lot, most the time I wanted to shake her to wake up, she reminds me of a little mouse that gets scared and does what other’s say and can’t make up her mind. I couldn’t get into it with her at all.
Before the Hero I’d like to talk about the most ANNOYING and PIT of this book character. Cutter, he is the heroine’s best friend and has been since they were little. At the beginning it was kind of okay he was playing the big brother and protective but then it became repetitive over and over again him protecting her from the hero, him stating he is her boyfriend. I won’t lie but I feel like he was more with the heroine than the hero. Absolutely after the first 3 times of repetitive, no I do not like Cutter.
Now the hero, there actually isn’t much wrong with him aside from the fact that he is a man what knows what he wants and goes after it. But here is the catch: he is going after someone that supposedly belongs to one of his co workers, Cutter. So that of course rubbed me wrong the whole time, it was sweet until I realized that 80% into the book and he still has yet to find out that Cutter is not the heroine’s boyfriend. So this whole time while he and the heroine show up in the book, to me it feels like cheating. And who’s fault is that? the push-over’s heroine of course. So the hero was a 50/50 .
All in all I honestly can’t say that I was able to fully get into it aside from not understanding that a hero and heroine can fall in love with the hero truly has no idea she didn’t belong to another man but to him he though she did yet he still fell in love with her. It was just a mess for me and I will not be reading the conclusion, the way it ended and the EXCERPT you get at the end, I don’t think I can endure her indecisiveness any more. Sad to say because I honestly have never met a book by Shayla I didn’t like. This was not for me, not to say someone isn’t going to love it. To each it’s own it’s why we review, I am just simply pointing out my opinions. That said, I will be reading more by the author just not finishing this one.
The book does contain exciting scenes, steamy one as well, angsty and the whole words were amazing, because Shayla really knows how to write, so aside from my dislikes and no connection, I might have enjoyed it a little more had the heroine not been the way she is in here. Not my flavor or style.
Type: Book #1 of Duo
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