Author: Skye Warren
Publisher/Year: Book Beautiful 4/30/15
Length: 147 pages
Series: Chicago Underground #7
My brother is both powerful and cruel, which means I have a lot of enemies I’ve never met. He swears he’ll keep me safe, but what I want most is to break free. I especially want to break free with Drew, my brother’s lawyer.
I’ve spent my life under glass.
We shouldn’t be together, but everything about him draws me. His intensity, his kindness.
And the way he looks in those custom tailored suits.
One night when he’s outside my bedroom, I give him a sexy show. And in doing so, unlock pandora’s box. Drew shows me everything I’ve been missing. He touches my body and my heart, but when the truth comes to light, we’re both in danger.
The cost of my freedom may be the man I’ve come to love.
We met our leading characters throughout the first several books in this ‘series, so it’s nice to see how things play out. Rose is a character that we got to know when we saw relationships grow between Allie and Colin and then again when Shelly was spending time with Phillip. We know she’s a talented dancer and we know that she’s been fairly sheltered much of her life, but now it’s her time to get a story.
We met Drew books as well, watching the world that he did with the brothers to keep them out of trouble. We learn that his past is a bit more ambitious than we know, and that his loyalty continues to advance him professionally and personally.
At the point in time that we are with this story, we’re watching how Rose is finally coming into her own. She knows that she can’t dance forever and has been planning for when that time comes. She’s planning to open her own dance studio and it seems to be getting more and more real. She finds a location that’s ideal, and what makes it even better is that there’s an apartment above that she can make into her own with some love and renovations and that means that she can begin to live her own life out from under the super watchful eye of her brother.
While she’s coming to terms with being independent, she chooses to take another risk – that of putting her feelings out there with Drew, and seeing where that goes. They’ve been dancing around each other for years, knowing that Phillip won’t like the idea of them together and knowing that it could impact everything. They still can’t stay away from each other, even when they know that there’s danger coming from many places.
There are lies and secrets. Happiness and loss. attempts at killing people and a fear of what the future holds. We know that the life that Phillip leads isn’t one that’s super legal, but we also know that more often than not, Drew and Phillip try to do the most righteous things they can with what they’re working with and they pay the price. everyone does.
As always in these books,, we want to hope for the happy ending and I suppose that’s what we’ll do here. Romance and patience always win out – right? Enjoy!