Notorious playboy and billionaire Mika Kingsley plays the game of life just like he plays at business in the boardroom...hard, fast and taking no prisoners. What he doesn't already own, he conquers and masters, bending all comers to his iron unyielding will. However, after tragedy strikes Mika finds himself desperately searching for something he can hold on to when into his new world of chaos and disarray walks... nurse Raeva... From the very first moment he lays eyes on her, he set his mind and considerable resources to acquiring her body and soul, unaware that this is one conquest that may prove more than a match for his indomitable sense of control.
Raeva Ray is young, brash, educated and beautiful. He quickly realizes that it will take more than flash and money to tame this beautiful sexy creature. Despite outward appearances however, when it comes to navigating her way around a man's heart...Raeva is clueless. After a few failed and unhealthy relationships, she had vowed to remain single and chaste...FOREVER! Like a perfect storm brewing on the horizon, these two enigmatic souls seem charted on a collision course with fate. Into her finely structured life walks Mika Kingsley, with his charismatic smile, enigmatic presence and his oh so dirty mouth. Temptation on two legs, Mika plays her body like an instrument. Raeva is finally learning what it’s like to have her body worshiped, and what it feels like to be helpless and overcome with desire and pleasure. She falls hard and fast and everything is perfect. Until...it’s not.
Mika is determined to hide all his secrets and mistakes. But they are coming back to haunt him; he knows he could lose Raeva forever. With things flying out of control and their world falling apart, Raeva must choose between what seems to be the truth and the truth she feels in her heart. Can Mika keep those he loves safe and avoid losing the one woman who makes him want to live for tomorrow?
➦Reading this debut novel by Haylee Thorne was really enjoyable. I am impressed by how well written it is and how well the story flows. And although I didn’t completely fall in love with the characters, the suspense kept me glued to the pages and I had no problem devouring this first installment of the series in one day.
➦If you like billionaire heroes then this one might appeal to you. Mika is rich, powerful and has very intriguing characteristics. I was particularly fond of his stalking tendencies. I don’t want to give too much away at this point but just know that he becomes fascinated with a certain nurse and her big heart. And he’ll stop at nothing to have her.
➦What didn’t quite work for me was the insta-love happening here, especially on heroine’s part. I would have enjoyed more anticipation, may be a little chasing on Mika’s part.
➦What really worked was the suspense. I was trying to figure out what exactly was going on with certain parts of the plot and some secondary characters. I’m still left with questions, which, no doubt, will be answered in the next installment. Overall, an enjoyable read and a good beginning to something awesome!
P.S. I don’t do half stars but if I did this would be a 3.5 😛 Oh, and the sex scenes in this book are HOT!