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Pain. Being away from her was physical and mental anguish for Zayin Rhodes. Her flowing platinum hair and grey, discerning eyes were branded on him. There would never be another woman for him. Never. If he couldn’t have her, he might whither and turn to ash as he slowly died inside. The cold façade Zayin put on so many times when the job required it would become his only look if that happened.
Falling in love with anyone but John Rhodes hadn’t been in the plan. But things had warped terribly out of control and Avery found herself longing for John’s cousin, Zayin, as John announced that he would be marrying Jane, a hostage of the Rhodes family. Due to those strange circumstances, Zayin and Avery share a night of passion that changes everything. Now decisions must be made as to whether she is going to stay or run. She would be leaving with her lover’s baby, and with an angry mob boss searching for her. Is love really worth the risk of staying though?
“I don’t care. Once in a while I need at least one stolen moment with you,” his voice was husky as he replied. “I can’t live without it, Avery.”
Surprise bloomed in her wide eyes at his sweet and honest words. Avery’s lips turned down in a slight frown as a tear slipped from her right eye and trailed down her cheek before Zayin reached out and wiped it away. “I don’t know how much longer I can do this, Zayin.”
Feeling the sting from her words, he replied, “What do you mean?”
“I mean I can’t sit here and wait for someone to determine our future much longer when you can try to change that.” Avery blinked back the tears forming in her glassy eyes. Seeing her like this was tearing Zayin apart inside.
“I can’t risk him saying no. We would never be together. There wouldn’t even be a chance in hell for me to hold onto anymore,” he ground out through his clenched teeth.
Suddenly Avery quit dancing, pulling Zayin to an abrupt stop as well. “Life is about taking risks, Zayin.” With a sad expression, she pulled away from him and walked off.
After Avery caught Jane’s bouquet, she left and didn’t come back for days. Of course he knew why, but Zayin didn’t want to face the facts. She was just about done having to wait. If she left him for good, it would be his own fault.
Seeing how happy John and Jane were together cut him even deeper. Not that everything was perfect for them; far from it actually. But for some reason, an innocent hostage and the Boss’s son had fallen in love, married out of duty and to save Jane from the inevitable. Out of all that, they still managed to look every bit as happy as a regular married couple. Maybe even more so.
Zayin was happy for them both, but it also caused him pain being without Avery. Knowing that his inaction was hurting her. Deprived of the one woman on the planet that he couldn’t do without.
I received an Arc for an honest review. I’m not good at giving reviews but here is a little of what I can say. About Zayin and Avery you will get to know them better in this book. Zayin has been part of the family every since he was kicked out of his own due to an ugly step father. Lol… all Cinderella. Just kidding. There are unexpected twists and turns but it’s a great book. If you like them quick and straight to the point this is a book for you. Can’t wait to see if Bree will be writing more of these.
About the Author:
Bree Pierce grew up in a rural area in Arkansas and still resides in a small town in the same state. As a child she dreamed of becoming an author one day and loved to make up stories about animals and knights in shining armor. As she hit adulthood and started a family, those dreams were lost for a time, but were revived with a vengeance and now she writes a little bit of everything from shifter fairy tales to vampires, zombies, and a little good old fashioned romance. Bree is married to a wonderfully supportive husband and has three beautiful children and 2 dogs to keep her days filled with laughter. Be sure to check out her pages or send her a quick email.
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Love & Corruption Blurb:
Whether it was fate or just coincidence, Jane Donovan found her life changing drastically as she
became hostage to the rumored organized crime family of the Rhodes. Kept under lock and key until the Boss decides what to do with her, Jane meets John Rhodes, the only son and heir to the family business. Jane finds that she and John have an intense connection that cannot be ignored. But this is not anything like Jane’s life at an 8 to 5 job with no real friends and not even a cat in her apartment.However, after getting a taste of something different and more exciting,Jane must decide what she wants: a safe and dull life like before that seems far-fetched now, or one full of adventure and danger that involves loving John?
The life he leads as heir apparent is hard. People can turn on you at the drop of a hat and weapons drops are always dangerous. To complicate matters, his father is forcing him to settle down and get married since he is 30 now. Women never meant anything to John, but from the moment that Jane arrived, she changed all of that. She changed him. Jane’s different, and he likes her. Could she be the answer to his problem?
I was given an ARC for an honest review and let me tell you that Love and Corruption it is intriguing from the beginning to the end. Action, romance, twists and turns to keep you turning the pages! I couldn’t put it away. It was a quick read. So if you like quick reads this is the book for you.
Story is about Jane and john and unfortunately Jane was in a place and at the wrong time in which she was taken hostage but yet being that situation she found love. John being part of the family he has morals and values in not hurting women and children.
I honestly recommend this book.
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