My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The perfect storm of two strong but damaged souls brought together
This story checked all the boxes I really like. The Hero Ace, was tall, dark, tattooed and muscular (handsome too). He had some inner pain to work through, prior to which he did not believe he would be any good in a relationship. He was a complete alpha who basically stalked the heroine and becomes obsessed with her but not in any crazy or creepy way. It was his job to keep tabs on her, the her sister basically told him to kidnap her for her own protection.
Birdie, the heroine, is a con artist and does her best to take care of herself and her own problems, she is tough and has survived a traumatic childhood. She is the perfect woman for Ace in that she is not just a damsel in distress and she can give as good as she gets, but there are also times when she is hurt and vulnerable. The romance between the two builds naturally and is sizzling hot.
The storyline about her past and the people from her past coming back to haunt her is good and adds a lot of action and intrigue. I read the book in one sitting and it held my attention the entire time.
I was generously provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.