Hi Guys, I’m home and kicking off my return with this review of a fantastic book which I hope you’ll all enjoy. The TBR Topple poll is coming later today so keep your eyes peeled!
Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as the tech world’s hottest new genius. Inside, he’s still reeling from the abduction of his wife and baby daughter eight years ago, and then the devastating discovery of his child’s body. For years, he kept up hope that his wife was alive, but now that she’s been declared legally dead, he’s thrown himself even more deeply into his work, cutting himself off from emotional ties because they just hurt too damn much.
Then he meets Kiki Porter, an eternal optimist with a killer work ethic and dreams of fronting a band. And everything changes. Even though he tries his damnedest to fight it…
Sexually, they are combustible together. But their true fire is emotional, though it is a slow to burn. But once it lights, it is all consuming. The relationship grows emotionally, the sex is hot, things are good.
But just when it’s looking like they might have a real future together, the past comes back to haunt them. And Noah’s going to have to decide what he’s willing to give up for love…
Noah is such a fantastic character, he’s literally been to hell and back, having had to turn his back on the love of his life to marry someone else, only to have his wife and child ripped away from him in the most awful way. He’s been living a life of mourning and guilt ever since.
He’s told himself he should move on but whenever he has tried he’s fallen at the first hurdle. But now he’s stumbled across Kiki, the woman he turned his back on those years ago and something inside of him has come alive again, he’s reminded of how in love he once was with her and his pursuit is relentless. The problem is that when he turned his back he broke Kiki and she’s not sure she’s strong enough to fall for him again.
Watching these two rediscovering each other, learning who they are after almost a decade apart was moving, the sexual chemistry between them was instant but they needed to learn were they still compatible and could they trust each other. Noah was sure from the instant he saw Kiki, it was like a light went off for him, but for her it was harder she was the one who had been betrayed.
The story weaves in so many directions you don’t see coming that it becomes an interesting and emotional ride to the conclusion.
A huge thanks to J Kenner and Headline Eternal for the ARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.
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Title: Wicked Torture
Series: Stark World #3
Author: J. Kenner
Genre: Romance | Contemporary | Erotica
Publisher: Headline Eternal
Publication Date: 14 November 2017
Review Format: Paperback
Other Formats: eBook | Audio
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