The good, the bad and the damaged!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😳🤬😏🤓
The heroine: Valentina – the daughter of a judge and part of high society in New Orleans. Valentina was raped by the Yve Santo’s husband years ago. That story was told in the last book Beneath These Scars. Valentina is now running an Art Gallery in New Orleans but has sworn off men.
The Hero(s): Hennessy – the handsome detective who appeared in many of the previous books in this series.
Rix – leader of the toughest gang in New Orleans. Rix works and lives on the wrong side of the tracks and makes no bones about it.
The Story: a girl named Trinity works for Valentina at the art gallery she owns. Trinity was Valentina’s little sister from the Big Sister program in New Orleans so she has known Trinity for years. So when Trinity doesn’t show up for work one day, Valentina turns to the police. Though since Trinity is over eighteen and it hasn’t even been 24 hours yet, Hennessy is unable to do much to help yet. Valentina goes looking for her at Trinity’s boyfriends house in the hood.
There she meets gang leader Rix, who appeared in Beneath These Chains where he was interested in Elle at the pawn shop. Rix immediately takes an interest in Valentina though he warns her not to come back to the neighborhood.
This story was good, though I didn’t like it as much as the others in this series. This starts out as a definite love triangle and you don’t know if Valentina will pick Hennessy or Rix. I knew, since I read the blurbs of the next few books, but I liked the one she chose.
The narration was done by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York and it was as good as all the others in this series. These are two of my favorite narrators. Andi Arndt has a great voice, she sounds like an intelligent woman yet young enough to be believable and Sebastian York has this deep gravely voice that is perfect for almost any Hero or Anti-Hero.
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