Title:The Evolution of Man
Author: Skye Warren
Publisher/Year: Dangerous Press 9/25/18
Length: 206 pages
Series: The Trust Fund Duet #2
Ambitious. Intense. Irresistible.
I never wanted to fall for a man.
And definitely not two men.
They tear me apart until I don’t know how I’ll ever be whole again. Until I’m not sure I want to be. How can I choose between two halves of myself?
What a complicated place Harper has found herself, loving a man that’s not capable of it and being loved by a man that we’re not sure has her best interests in mind. Sutton and Christopher are mysteries, yet they are so overt in their intentions (sometimes)
In this second book, we are at a point where Harper’s life has changed because her mother is close to the end of her suffering, and Harper has decided that her life’s goal now is to make sure her mom has everything that she wants since so much was kept from her when Harper was growing up. They buy an amazing house where her mom can live out her last days, and at the same time, Harper finds a way to buy the library from the men since that’s something that she feels that she needs for closure.
While making the purchase, Christopher forces her to pay an ungodly amount of 2 BILLION dollars for the building, and from that we learn that Sutton has left the partnership with Christopher, and while he’s made his 50% of the profit, he’s no longer partners with Christopher and he’s separated himself from that mess. What we learn throughout the book though is that there’s so much more to the story and the dynamic there and it’s eye opening.
So instead, we focus on the dysfunctional relationship between Christopher and Harper. She’s come to the realization that the unhealthy love that she has for him is something that she’ll always hold onto even though it’s not healthy for her and she’s never going to get anywhere with it, but it also means that all men are going to be compared and that’s another flaw. The way their love hate, oil and water relationship evolves in this book is one that takes a really long time to see progress, and it’s not until the very end that we see the result of horrible moment bring things to a close.
There are chains of lies and mis-truths throughout this story – and they’re not always to mislead, but instead to protect. Everyone wants to save and protect Harper, knowing what her motivation is with life and with the Library, but to what detriment. What is she going to lose in the long run with everyone who tells her things that aren’t necessarily what she needs to hear.
There’s love, there’s life and there’s death in this story. There is a lot of closure that happens but then some open ended new beginnings that we can hope for. Throughout this story too we see the re-emergence of the Avery/Gabriel saga that we know from the previous series, and we get to experience the sadness that Avery had all over again, at least knowing what the outcome will be.
So all in all, a finale that is warranted and a story that we’re sad to see end but hopeful to see what comes next for Sutton since his story is next. Enjoy!