Reality bites. Hard.
The last time Raven did “real” was sixteen months ago, when she spent one unforgettable night with the tattooed, impossibly sexy Nico, and then he disappeared the next day. Since then, she’s kept her guard up and her feelings to herself. She doesn’t have time for relationship drama when she’s busy searching for her long lost sister.
Nico hasn’t stopped thinking about Raven—her sultry curves, inked skin, and the fact that he ditched her after their night together. Now that they’re living in the same city, he knows this is his chance to make things right. What better way to prove to Raven he’s for real than helping her find her sister? But when the lines between right and wrong start to blur, putting his job on the line, Nico has to decide if the risk is worth the ultimate reward.
Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala
Raven has moved from Toronto to be with her friends. She is looking for a new job and her long lost sister, Rose. However the person she doesn’t want to see is Nico. They hooked up in Aspen and really connected. Raven put herself out there and Nico promised not to hurt her. After they parted ways he didn’t call like he claimed he would. Sixteen months later she is still hurt and still thinks about him which makes her angry.
Nico knows he made a mistake and has to earn her trust again. He decides to help her find her sister. He has resources. They work together to find her. He also invites her into his world where she meets his family. Things move forward and fast. They become inseparable.
Nico worries about Raven and her sister Rose. Nico is afraid how things are going to play out and Raven is going to end up hurt. Both Nico and Raven are trying to save their families. Their relationship is shaken as they go about things in a different way.
I liked this book. The main characters are scarred and troubled. Neither has had it easy and both have dysfunctional families. I love how Raven is tough and knows herself. She is gritty, tattooed and not your normal heroine. This story is full of wrong turns and mistakes. Yet the characters manage to move forward.
This story is realistic and nothing near a fairytale. There is disappointment, shock, hurt, drugs and questioned integrity. Nico and Raven are well matched with explosive chemistry. They were exactly what the other needed. There were major outside factors that affected the relationship they were trying to build. It was a great read. Loved the characters. I give it a 4 out of 5.