“Our souls had met five years ago and whispered about each other ever since.”
I took one look at the cover of Nate and I was completely done for… I mean seriously? What is it about book covers with a hot as hell guy in a leather jacket, smoking, that does me in? No idea. But I was drawn to it instantly and did I mention his smouldering blue steel gaze? I know you should never judge a book by its cover, but I just could not resist.
Ok… well I kind of had high expectations for this one as you can imagine; everything from the yummy cover, to the synopsis and to how impeccable Celia Aaron’s writing can be, I just had a distinct feeling I was going to really enjoy it. So it is no surprise that I absolutely did. It was intriguing, suspenseful, action packed and had lots of sexy, hot and steamy scenes to get your motor running.
Nate has been appointed as the new mob boss of the Philly syndicate and takes his business seriously. He is certainly not someone you would want to cross, because he is a shoot first, ask questions later sort of guy. Five years ago he saved the life of a thirteen year old girl and swore he would do everything in his power to protect her; to keep her as far away from the mafia business as possible. To demonstrate this, Nate sent her to the best boarding school money can buy to ensure her safety and where she’d get the best education.
“He kissed me again, and I let myself go. Gave myself over to him, not wasting the moment worrying about whether he felt it too. Even if he didn’t, I had enough love for the both of us, and I would be happy to share it for the rest of our lives.”
Sabrina is no longer the scared and timid thirteen year old. She has returned to Nate’s life, and much to Nate’s despair, is a sexy, sassy, flirtatious eighteen year old. Sabrina has returned with the intentions of showing her saviour how much of a woman she really is, if you know what I mean.
Nate knows the feelings he is developing for Sabrina are wrong, but he knows from the moment he sees her again he’s done for. He should be hell bent on keeping Sabrina as far away from him and his ‘business’ as possible and not wanting to keep her close. He attempts to push her away and avoid getting involved with her, but with no success. He feels this pull and attraction toward her that he just can’t escape; he soon becomes addicted and needs her like he needs his next breath (or cigarette.)
I loved both Sabrina and Nate. The passion and sexual chemistry between the two was electrifying. I loved reading Nate’s softer side when he was with Sabrina; he was protective, caring and sweet on one hand, but also a dominating, bad ass alpha on the other. Sabrina’s bratty, smart mouth was right on point and how she loved to push Nate’s buttons to get a rise out of him. This made for a humorous and fun read… but will Sabrina be prepared to step into Nate’s world which is full of brutality and violence or will she run for the hills?
“But I didn’t see anything but you. Being strong. Doing what you had to do. No matter what, I always see you.”
Underneath all the suspense and intrigue, lies an epic love story that I just devoured. All they ever saw was each other and nobody was going to stand in the way. Underneath all the violence and brutality, can true love really exist and will it triumph over all else?
If you’re looking for your next read to be both light and fun mixed with darkness and suspense, then definitely give this one a go. It has a little bit of everything for everyone. I highly recommend you jump on the Nate train, you are sure to enjoy the ride.
About the Author:
Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.