Love. I’d hated love for most of my life. I saw how it destroyed the one person I thought I could count on as it sucked him under, leaving him not to care about anything else in the world—including me. But when I didn’t close myself off, I let love consume me. Love and hate, two words that don’t often go together but that’s what I felt for him. Beneath the prince lurked a monster.
Lawson Reynolds fell in love with Campbell Wynn the minute he laid eyes on her—even though he was clueless to the fact. Maybe if he had realized it sooner, he wouldn’t have lost her. Campbell Wynn had no interest in becoming another one of Lawson Reynold’s groupies. She thought she found her own happily ever after when she didn’t think they even existed. But the perfectly painted picture soon turned ugly behind closed doors. Will Lawson’s unconditional love be able to save her from the downward cycle that she refuses to break? Or will she reach the point of no return?
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I’ve always been a fan of Cori Williams and with the way she blew my mind in this book, I will always be one. The twists and turns in this book were very unexpected. From the prologue to the epilogue and every page in between, I was hooked. By the time I was finished with this book, I was thinking ‘what the hell did I just read?’ I had to let things sink in and still had a book hangover the next day.
Lawson and Campbell met one night while his band was playing locally at the fair. Once meeting, you can feel the pull they have toward each other, but Campbell has no intention of being one of his groupies. She’s so torn between her feelings of what she should do and what she wants. Deciding to put her heart on the line, she has one passionate night with Lawson.
Unfortunately, Lawson runs and shreds her heart in two. Picking up the pieces, she meets Conner. What can I say about Conner? Hmm, nothing nice that’s for sure. He’s a cop who is a controlling ass who tries to remove Campbell from her family and friends. He wants her all to himself. Even though Campbell and Lawson have patched their friendship and stayed in touch while he’s been on the road, you can definitely tell Conner is not happy and with his controlling ways comes punishment for her.
I loved the relationship between Lawson and Campbell!! They start out as friends and even though they had that one night, their friendship still lasted throughout it all. I felt so bad for Campbell for the fact that Lawson realized a little too late that he wanted her to be his and she was already with another man. Like they say, you snooze, you lose. Lawson definitely lost because as much as he wanted Campbell, he knew Conner wouldn’t let her go that easy.
My emotions were all over the place with this book. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the story veered off in a different direction by the epilogue, and that’s another thing I loved about this book. It was never boring that’s for sure. I love the feelings that were brought out in this story. I was happy, sad, angry, and left needing more of this 4 star book ASAP! Don’t make us wait long, Cori!!
About CORI WILLIAMS
Cori Williams is a contemporary romance writer who recently relocated from Michigan to southern living in the mountains of North Carolina. When she’s not busy taking care of her three young children and sometimes fourth, aka as her husband, you’ll find her tapping away at the keyboard with music blaring and endless amounts of candy fuel at hand. Her love of reading from a very young age transferred over to a love of writing and now the stories are never ending as she creates the happily ever afters for her characters with sometimes bumpy journeys along the way. “Forever isn’t always easy.”