The gangs all here!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌏🌍🌏🌎
Character development: ☺️🤓🥸😎🙃
The setting: Seattle
The Hero(s): Nate Monson – Best friend to Mason, Logan and Sam from Fallen Crest series. Nate grew up wealthy and is fiercely loyal to his friends but has been a bit of a player. He had an on again – off again friends with benefits relationship with Valerie (half-sister to Quincey).
The heroine(s): Quincey Royas – Principle ballerina at the Seattle Ballet. Her father owns the Royas Casino which is said to be mob connected. After Valerie died, Quincey got custody of 12 month old Nova.
The Love Story: Six months after getting custody of her niece Nova, Quincey meets Nate to tell him about his daughter. She (and her father Duke), want Nate to give up his parental rights. However, Nate takes both the fact that they waited six months and their request to sign away his rights as an act of war.
Nate immediately calls in his friends Mason and Logan Kade to help him. Mason is a famous football star and Logan is a Lawyer and is very good at his job. They also have some resources from their father who is an influential businessman (both legal and illegal) and is connected.
The story was really good. I loved that the Nate’s entire group of friends was included and I guess I can just never get enough of the crossovers in Tijan’s books. I liked Quincey, who was both strong and weak in different ways. She has grown up with an emotionally abusive father and has never really seen the complete and total effect it has had on her life until she is finally away from him.
Nate is a great guy and so very hot! I liked that he was all alpha and explicit in how much he wanted Quincey. The one thing I didn’t like was despite all the explicit build up, when Nate and Quincey finally become intimate, they aren’t even shown kissing, the scene just begins and Bam it is the next morning.
There was so much in this book about family and Nate’s family is really his group of friends. The following were all included quite a bit in this book: Nate’s actual sister Aspen and her boyfriend Blaise, Logan Kade and girlfriend Taylor, Mason Kade and Samantha, Matteo and Grace, Channing and Heather, as well as Nate’s friend and Quincey’s half brother Graham along with his girl Britney. I just love how this gang is together.