Kian by Tijan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A good guy that can do bad things!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: ☺️😉😀😘🥰
The heroine: Jordan Emery (a.k.a. Joselyn “Jo” Keene) – she just finished her sophomore year at Hilcrest University when she sees the former version of herself on the news. She has changed her hair, wears colored contacts gained a few pounds on her stick thin frame and has a new name thanks to an understanding FBI agent.
The Hero: Kian Maston – son to a billionaire, Kian was convicted of killing Edmund, the foster father of Jordan Emery. He was released after two years in prison. He had been a handsome guy and in a different league than Jordan Emery. The trial was a media circus in which he ended up looking like a prince while she was vilified. The media made Kian look like a hero who rescued her from an abuser while she just looked like the one at fault for the whole thing.
The Story: Jo just finished her final exams and is still at college with her friends when the news hits that Kian was released from prison. Jo finds out from the FBI agent that helped her hide, that Kian was released from prison because the judge was dirty. He tells her if there is a new trial, then Kian’s fancy legal team will most likely put the blame on Jordan. Kian has made it known that he wants to see Jordan. So the FBI agent tells her that Kian will probably find her since he has abundant wealth behind him.
The book is told in dual points of view via dual narration. Narrated by Graham Halstead and Saskia Maarleveld. Saskia has a soft feminine voice which is clear and a bit husky and it matches Jo perfectly. I didn’t really like Graham Halstead’s voice. It just didn’t match Kian. It was gravelly but just not deep enough. Though most of the chapters were in Jo’s point of view so it didn’t detract from the story much. He was a good reader and showed emotion in his voice, so that was a plus.
There was a good background story that created a connection between Kian and Jordan that lasted through everything each of them has been through. Though being together created its own problems. I really enjoyed this story and the romance between them. There were also some great supporting characters as usual in Tijan’s books. There was also a ton of chemistry between the main characters and I liked that Kian was a good guy but had a darkness inside him that he was afraid to let out.
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