by Alexa Riley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
I'll never forget the way she looked, so confident and sure of herself. I watched her from a distance. She wasn't ready for me yet. I didn't approach her and I didn't disturb her, but I never once took my eyes off her.
Mallory Sullivan is ready to start her new life. After graduating at the top of her class, she's landed one of the most coveted internships in the United States. Hard work and determination have gotten her to this moment of living the life she only dreamed of while growing up in foster care.
From the start, I knew that she would be my greatest achievement, so the day I let her go, I set down a path for her. A path to me.
She never expected Oz to be the greatest culmination of those dreams. But sometimes fate determines who you fall in love with. Who makes you lose control. Who owns your soul.
And then you realize it wasn't fate at all…
I've wanted to care for and protect her since the first moment I saw her. I've constructed everything in our lives so that at the perfect moment, I could have her, could give her the life she deserves.
The time has come.
*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
“I belong to him now, and as much as I should be fighting it, I won’t. I’m his, and he’s mine. I would do whatever it took to protect our love, and our possible family in the making.”
Since my first Alexa Riley book, I have devoured each and every one of these short, sexy, insta-love books. Sexy alpha heroes and sweet, lovely heroines are the recipe for success in these books and fans of Alexa will not be disappointed in the first, full length novel.
Miles Osbourne experienced an insta-love moment when he first sees Mallory but knowing that she is too young, steps back into the shadows and without her knowing, begins to plot how to make her all his. He sets the scene for them to meet years later. Mallory, having grown up in foster care, has just started at her dream job, interning in the accounting department for The Osbourne Corp. A “chance” meeting with Miles and these two click. Thus begins Miles courtship and the hot, steamy romance between these two. Loaded with twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, this is one book I could not put down til I was done. I can not wait for Paige’s story!