by: Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: January 16, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When you’ve lived your life as a criminal…
When you’ve done unspeakably evil things …
When your soul has become dark and stained…
The path to redemption begins where you least expect it.
Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who’s managed to push her way past the walls he’s built around him. But Jane Cresson’s indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world.
Little by little, she claws through his shell.
Day by day, she gets him to smile a little more.
Night by night, they both find pleasure they never knew existed.
When Kyle’s secretive past is exposed, Jane begins to think she’s in over her head. Can her love for this broken man finally clear his path to redemption, or will Kyle’s darkness finally extinguish every bit of hope she’s put into him?
The quirky heroine, Jane really made the story came alive. I'm not sure whether is she your cup of tea because she seems very forward and can't take a hint no matter how hard the hero, Kyle tried to rebuff her advances... or rather her friendship. She loves to sprout out movie quotes all the time and I find myself trying to guess some of the movie titles.
Jane is a very refreshing and special kind of heroine. As someone who actually woo her own husband, I can totally appreciate her guts in going after what attracts her. With such a hot neighbor, I don't blame her. She is such a spirited and care free character and she loves her small town community very much.
Kyle is ready to embark on a new chapter of his life, once everything is settle and done with. He only meant to spend a few month in Maine and the last thing he needs is to start something with his lovely neighbor, Jane and taint her beautiful soul with his ugliness. But there is only so much a man can resist and with Jane keep popping up in his daily life, Kyle finally succumb to temptation.
When I read the blurb, I was expecting this to be a romantic suspense because apparently Kyle is a criminal in hiding. But the story didn't delve much on the suspense because from the start the reader was told who Kyle was and why was he hiding himself. There is so much more to him than the surface and he is a man who was tainted with a corrupted life that he didn't expect to find happiness for himself. The story is mainly about how Kyle's sweet and naive neighbor, Jane tried to coax him out of his shell with her tenacity in engaging him no matter how much he tried to avoid her.
The fascinating part of the story besides witnessing Jane's quirkiness is watching Kyle's blossom from an isolated man filled with dark thoughts and nightmares into someone who can enjoy the simplicity of a life in a small town with a woman who accept him for who he is.
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.
A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.
Sawyer likes her Bloody Mary’s strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.