Olivia grew up watching men walk in and out of her mother’s life. When one man finally decides to stay, she learns that crime lords don’t leave until someone’s dead. Olivia’s salvation comes from the person she least expects: his son.
Six years later, Olivia and Alessandro are reunited when her life is threatened. If time has proven one thing, it’s that repeating their parents’ mistakes seems inevitable.
In a world where friendship is a luxury and love a death sentence, two unlikely lovers find each other only to be separated by their cruel reality.
I was engrossed from the early (quite literal) explosion of Drama - G.K. Moore really captured me with only the first page! Intrigued and eager to know more, I was reading and turning pages without realising hours had passed me by.
When the dynamics of the relationship between the two main characters Olivia and Alessandro unfold with a combination of past and present events we are given a glimpse into their deep connection - the back story a necessity to help us fall for Alessandro and Olivia. With a combination of action packed drama and the push and pull of the hot and steamy, sometimes combustible romance we are left hanging on the edge of our seat throughout!
Olivia/Livi/Lou/Lou-Lou was a tad annoying at times with her false bravado and accidental kick ass moments but I feel that this should be forgiven, as within her flashback moments I really felt for her and began to understand the workings of her character more.
Alessandro took me a little while before I warmed up to him, although initially quite aloof, between his conflicting actions, obvious internal battles and the insight of past and present versions of himself I was so #TeamAlex! Hot, protective and bad ass - who wouldn’t be?
I loved the relationship he had with Tiny and would have liked to read more about their antics as they grew up.
The story was told in fascinating detail and I was definitely left with questions I want answered. I’m glad that the twists and turns kept me on my feet as there is nothing worse than a predictable story and as a reader this book takes you through an array of emotions too.
All credit to G.K. Moore, a fantastic debut Novel - Bring on the next book!