About The Book
In the three years after a horrible crime claimed her family, Elise Halliwell has been alone, shut off from the world in a self-imposed emotional exile. She goes through the motions, finishes high school and moves across country to start college and begin the next step in her pre-destined life.
But her exile is dramatically cut short by the entrance of a dark haired, blue-eyed, smirking man who shakes her to the core, achieving what everyone else before him has failed to do, he makes her feel again.
As much as he wishes it were different, fate has not brought Braxton James into Elise’s life, or has it. Brax has to keep her safe from people in her life who have ulterior motives and may want to hurt her.
Elise has no idea the threat she faces, and Brax wants to make sure it stays that way. But as Brax struggles with getting close to her, he begins to live a lie. Unable to resist the pull that is Elise’s bright green eyes, infectious giggle, and loving heart, he finds it impossible to stay away, so the double life of being Elise’s boyfriend and keeping her safe begins.
From the very first page you are drawn into this book, after Elise returns home from camp to find that her parents have been murdered she knows that her life will never be the same again, for three years she has stood still refusing to let anyone close to her, and shutting away the world so that she never feels again, That is until she meets Brax...
The story starts in present time and Brax has left Elise alone, he hasn't replied to her messages, his mobile is no longer in use and she feels for the second time in her life she has been abandoned .
His blue eyes haunt me.
Everyday they would haunt me, My morning, My day, My night, My dreams... those baby blues tormented me.
It has been five days since he left, Five of the longest days in my life
Then the story takes you back to 8 months previous to where she meets Brax, they quickly become friends and this turns into more, you are pulled along through the relationship, through the ups and downs, the danger of her being heiress to a billion dollar corporation.
'If this is what it feels like to get too close to the fire, I'm feeling more and more inclined to give myself up to the flame'
The pacing on the book is sooo fast and i feel like i was whizzing through the book just so i could read what happened next, when the book ended i wanted to scream NOOOOOOO i was devastated i just wanted to read and read and read all about this amazing story, i was hooked now i have to wait!!
I love books that leave me second guessing what is about to happen and it had more twists and turns than a roller coaster.
I wont give too much more away because i want you all to read for yourself, but i loved this book it really had me gripped, i cannot wait for book 2 i give this book 4.5stars it was a fantastic read
Thank you Lovelies
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