Goodreads Rating: 4.61 / 5 stars
My Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Romantic Suspense, Dark
Publication Date: February 6th 2017
Publisher: Self Published
Once upon a time, there was a girl who stopped believing in fairy tales after her innocence was stolen.
Morgan Myers is tired. So damn tired. Most people either push her around or brush her off, and she’s not putting up with it anymore. Determined to reclaim the life that had been stolen from her, she puts her trust in the last person she ever expected to: the notorious they call Scar. Morgan sees a side of him that few people seem to know—the man, not the myth. Lorenzo. And what she sees, she likes, a lot more than she thought she would.
But fairy tales aren’t real, as life likes to remind her. Some dragons, you just can’t slay, no matter how hard you fight them. And when hers comes back around, breathing fire, she’s forced to face some unimaginable horrors. But there’s a white knight in combat boots out there that isn’t afraid of monsters.
You see, it’s impossible to be afraid of something you see every day in the mirror.
I put all my current reads on hold to start this sequel because I’m so hooked with Lorenzo Gambini and Morgan Myers. I can’t resist and HOLY. MOTHER. OF. MAFIA. this exceeded beyond my expectations. It puts me on the edge of my damn seat. It’s more intense, action-packed, explosive plot twists, and some scenes truly stirred my emotions. Dammit, I almost cry over it.
It begins from the last part of Menace as Morgan is running out of time to save someone and Lorenzo is willing to help her at any cost. He’s not fazed to start a war against Russians for Morgan’s sake. He likes her but still pushes her away so as not to develop feelings. Undeniably, he feels it. Morgan’s presence makes his heart beat fast and he hates it. I swear he’s more complex, attentive, caring and incredibly sweet in this book. I love him more for showing compassion and kindness. I admire and respect Morgan so much. After all the chaos, she remained hopeful and strong. She is a survivor. I love she’s patient and persistent towards Lorenzo. She sees beyond the surface and focus on his good side. He’s not a monster that most people thought, Scar has a heart and soul. She’s forever grateful for the things he did and she accepts him for who he is. He may not dropped the “L” word, all of his actions and endearment towards her are enough to convinced me that he love and care. It’s so genuine and *sighs* it makes me emotional. Especially the remaining 25 % of this book. I tabbed them all and I’m still not over it.
WHY IS THIS EVEN A DUOLOGY WHEN I WANT MORE? *Wails like a baby* It’s an amazing conclusion and I’m incredibly touched by it. Lorenzo Gambini belongs to my favorite Mafia men of all time list! I love him so much and same goes to Morgan. One of the strongest heroines ever and lastly, J.M. Darhower NAILED this duology!