This is book two in a duet, but can be read as a standalone.
She made me a better man, but I still wasn’t good enough to keep her.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, with sleeve tattoos, ripped muscle and a cold-hearted stare, I am who I am. The bad boy she knew to stay away from.
I knew we were never supposed to last. But the way her lips tasted, the way her curves felt under my hands… I couldn’t let go. I did everything I could to keep her.
I put on a ring on her finger and straightened out my life. All for her.
I should’ve known better.
One mistake tore us apart and I don’t know what I can do to salvage what we once had.
I knew it wasn’t supposed to last, but if I could make her stay with me once… I can do it again.
Watch me. I love my sweetheart; I’m not losing her again.
Katherine is a hardworking career type. Shea has worked hard to become one of the premier literary agents in New York. Has all her hard work and long hours driven a wedge between her and her husband?
Evan is living the high life. He travels to the best places, parties with famous people, makes amazing money. Has his lifestyle come between him and his wife?
Katherine and Evan were instantly attracted to one another. Their courtship was unconventional and they grew closer by leaning on each other during hard times. After five years of marriage they’ve started to grow apart. How do you know when it’s time to fight and when enough is enough and it’s time to let go?
Winters has crafted some wonderfully flawed characters that deliver just the right amount of angst.
Evan loves his wife, but his lifestyle choices have put their way of life in danger. He has a fear of opening up to Kat that paralyzes him and their relationship. Kat is so vulnerable she is almost helpless. Even though everything tells her that she should be strong Evan can breakdown all of her resolve. Together they make an ironic pair since Kat provides Evan strength even though he is her greatest fear.
Sometimes stories are full of angst and it leaves the reader emotionally exhausted. Even though about 80% of this story is heartache it flows really nicely. This story has a nice pace and the tempo to keep you engaged.
After the first half of this duet gutted me I couldn’t wait to see where Winters would take this story. Scarred took me on a roller-coaster of emotions. I knew if they could figure out who was behind it all their love would conquer. One can see how much Evan loves Kat but there are things in his life that are coming back to get ruin his marriage. Evan wants to be the man Kat needs but first he needs to be the man he has always been in order to get her back.
This duet has it all love, family and deception. The duet is now complete. Happy Reading!
Why did we choose this book:
We read the first book in this duet and were absolutely captivated. There was no way that we couldn’t read book two.
Who should read this book:
This book is for those of us that like it when a book reaches into your chest and and squeezes your heart until it hurts. This story does get a little intense, and very real. If you’re a sensitive reader this might not be the book for you. If you’re brave enough this book will give you all the feels.
An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review.
Guest review contributed by Reading After Dark. Reading After Dark is a book blog featuring stories about the messy interactions of the human condition, books that are best read after dark.