With happily ever after being something that happens to other people, April Mayson has decided to put all her energy into her career and living her best life, and things are better than ever.
Little does she know that her world is about to be turned upside down when she’s asked to help out a family friend, Maxim Kauwe.
Now, she’s dealing with a man unlike any she’s ever met before, her ex—a famous musician who’s decided he wants her back—and a possible serial killer.
With all the drama suddenly swirling around her, she will have to figure out if she is brave enough to trust Maxim with her heart and maybe even her life.
RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2021
“You’re right; you can’t, but whatever this shit is that now lives inside me is a monster you created. A monster you fed with your beauty, you attitude, your smiles, and the softness you work so hard to hide. You gave all that to me, so now it’s mine, and I don’t like sharing it with anyone.”– Maxim
In such a short time, he’s become important in a way that I wasn’t sure anyone would ever be. He’s accepted me for me, pushed when I’ve tried to pull away, and stood steady when I’ve felt like the tidal wave of emotions he’s brought up would send me under.– April
Not my first read by the author or the series, I have re-read all her books 100 times so safe to say I love her writing style and all her series and single books! That said I was super excited about April because to me she was kind of a rebel but little more wild and sophisticated. This book really took me by the best surprise, and not only because Maxim is the son of my absolute favorite hero HIS DAD KAI!
Maxim is Kai & Mia’s son, and boy was he all his dad with a mix of his mom. Strong, sexy, confident, smart, arrogant and still very romantic and sweet in his own way. April is Asher and November’s baby (these two are the first and beginning of the series) that said she is a little more independent, sophisticated and carefree wild…she just knows her self and body and works it all very well. When she gets a call from her uncle asking to help out Maxim to find a new home and possibly a new business to open, she is hesitant because the last time she really remembers him is when she was 16 and him 18 and he gave her her first kiss. A kiss she would never forget but it was a hurtful parting. She chooses to be an adult and agree, only to be confronted with not a boy anymore but a confident sexy man. April can control herself of course…or can she. They meet at a bar that she wanted to show Maxim to purchase from old friends of hers who own it, she is reminded of her ex who happens to be a lead singer of a popular band. It ended bad and she truly was moving on and not even giving it a thought again, except that’s how ex’s like to play, always try to come back to your life when you’re at your best. April is having none of it and when she meets Maxim at the place, they end up leaving to his hotel for a drink and to talk. The place being so packed Maxim decided to take it to his room because they would have more privacy. When April is near Maxim her stomach ties up gets butterflies but she must control herself, after all he did do what he did back in the day. One kiss (and what a damn kiss) changes all that.
I am going to stop here because if you’ve read ARR’s books you know that if I go on I would give out the book entirely, and TRUST ME when I say you do not want that with this one. It’s one that will have you swooning, laughing, feeling their chemistry, their kiss *insert heart eyes* I truly truly felt all the words ARR wrote! You do get to enjoy the glimpse of previous characters including November, Asher, Kai, Mia and more. By the end of this all I wanted was to right away re-read it and needed more of them. When I say Maxim is his father I mean that in the best give you tingles in your tummy way.
Feisty Confident Heroine, Sexy Alpha Hero, the BOOM, mystery, romance, suspense, action, laughter, swooning, steamy scenes….a TOP 2021 MUST READ for sure!
TOP 2021 MUST READ!
Standalone/Series: Series Book #10
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