What would you do if you met a man that made you burn like wildfire from the inside out? Burn so hot that with one touch you forgot to breathe?
And if you knew that he had dangerous secrets? Would you be able to walk away?
I couldn’t. As strong as I know I am, I kept going back for more of him. That body… those eyes…
I saw him for the first time on my very first day in Vegas, and even then I think a part of me knew, because I couldn’t look away. It was like that moment when you see something flying towards you and you know it’s going to hit you before you can ever move out of the way, so you just watch, transfixed, as it crashes into you. Cristos Vicario: owner of the illustrious Adagio hotel and casino and reputed billionaire playboy. He sure as hell wasn’t what he seemed on the surface. That man had secrets. No one knew what a dark and dangerous world he lived in, and when I finally saw him for what he was, it was already far too late. I found myself inextricably tied to him forever. The course of my life altered. My entire world changed forever as he took away my freedom and gave me the key to my dreams in one fell swoop.
How could I have known that the one man who should have been my greatest nightmare would become the one thing I couldn’t live without? And all I had to do was forgive him…
I was only living for one thing, one goal, one endgame… until I saw Brielle. And when I touched her, it was all over for me… I just didn’t know it yet. Not until I broke all of my rules for her, one after another, and that still wasn’t enough. I wanted more.
I wanted it all. Yeah, what I did to her was pretty much unforgivable. I know that now. Some small part of me might have known it then, too, but it didn’t matter. I had to hold on to her. I would have done anything to keep her… and I did.
Now I’ve put her in danger, dragged her into my world, and I don’t know whether to push her away or hold her tighter. Letting her go would be the right thing to do… but every time I try to do the right thing… I can’t.
When I take her, it’s always hard and desperate, as if she’ll disappear if I can’t make her feel the same things I feel... if I can’t force her to care about
me enough that she’ll look past everything else and see into my heart.
Last night, after she fell asleep, still wrapped in my arms, I rested my lips against the top of her head and inhaled the scent of her as she slept. Trusting me, even though she shouldn’t. “I don’t deserve you”, I whispered. “But I want you. God, I want you so badly.”
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In Deep is book 1 in a 2 book series by Kella McKinnon, This was my first book by Kella and I really enjoyed it.
Cris is a millionaire bad boy that owns a casino in Las Vegas, he has a reputation but people don't know he has another side, one his trying desperately to escape, until his free he has certain rules he sticks by, limited alcohol, no kissing and no relationships.....
Brie is completing her PhD paper, she's travelled to Las Vegas to complete her studies and maybe have some fun too.
Then these two meet.....
It's attraction they can't escape, Brie desperately wants to give into Cris, for her own sake, but knows he'll dump her straight after his got what he wants, so she keeps him waiting, shutting the door on him. Cris is forced to take action and takes Brie out, she's still not giving in. Eventually they get it together but by then things have changed between them, could they be falling for each other....
Cris was on one level your average alpha millionaire, underneath, deeper...... His a lot more, he has a darker side, but his still just a man that really want to be loved, but in his world he can't.
Brie is a breath of fresh air, I loved her strength, she gave in to him in the end, but she wanted it as much. She was very real too, all the way through, not trying to hold onto him, trying to do her own thing, even if Cris makes that hard.
Talking hard, when they become lovers, scratch that, when they start to f..k, they don't stop, Cris is very demanding but not kinky (as yet). I called it f..king as Cris won't kiss, his very passionate though, and Brie is very accommodating to his sexual needs.
You get both of their points of view in this book, so even if you think Cris may not give much away to Brie, in his part we're let in on his past and how he feels.
As I finished book 1, Here's some thoughts I had....
Omg Cris, what a life you've had, the things you've done are horrible, but it was pushed on you, so I can forgive you I think!, You need Brie, but can she forgive you........
Brie your so strong, and Cris is so appealing to you, he has some hard and dark secrets do you care for him enough?
I loved this book, I really enjoyed Brie, maybe more than Cris! I'd definitely recommend this book to people.
I'm going straight on to read In Deeper, book 2. I will be checking out authors other books too.
**i received a complimentary copy of book for an honest review**
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I love fiction, I love Cris and Brie but omg what a journey, could you forgive someone who takes a massive decision out of your hands? I suppose you could if your utterly in love with them!
This book starts off straight were the other one finished and I was desperate to start this book.
Cris is getting close to getting out of the business in this instalment, there's still jobs to be done and danger lurking. He wants Brie so much, but wants to protect her too.
Brie has had enough of the pull and push away relationship, well she thinks she has. What she doesn't realise is in his messed up way his trying to protect her.
Cris puts Brie through so much in this instalment, it's almost unforgivable, but they have a connection. As much as he gives Brie whiplash in this book he also opens up....and there's that first kiss *sigh*. He turns in to quite a romantic, but his so alpha male with it.
This book is full of angst and romantic moments and its a great conclusion with a much needed HEA.
I was gifted a copy of this book for an honest review.
|Kella McKinnon lives in rural New England on a mini-farm with her husband and three children, and has far too many hobbies to list... but writing is her biggest passion.|
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