Author: Skye Warren
Publisher/Year: CreateSpace Publishing 12/9/19
Length: 300 pages
Series: North Security #4
Blood and sweat. Bethany Lewis danced her way out of poverty. She’s a world class athlete… with a debt to pay.
Joshua North always gets what he wants. And the mercenary wants Bethany in his bed. He wants her beautiful little body bent to his will.
She doesn’t surrender to his kiss.
He doesn’t back down from a challenge.
It’s going to be a sensual fight… to the death.
It’s nice to get this extension of sorts from the North Security series – although we were owed the story around Josh – the one brother that we hadn’t met yet. We know where he stands with his brothers and in the family business, but it’s nice to see how he fights for what he wants, even when it seems like it’s an impossible battle.
Bethany has her own struggles in life – and after leaving the tour that we met her on with Samantha, she’s had to fight to prove herself as an amazing artist in a place where she felt safe and was appreciated.
On one hand it’s wonderful that she has this guy around her that dates back years – that has this history of sorts, but we know that they both ended up hurting each other in the past that it’s inevitable that it’ll happen again. That often makes for the most dynamic story, the most intense chemistry and what we don’t lack here is any of that. Ms Warren, our amazing author has done it again.
We watch the roller coaster with these two, trying to understand what Bethany needs to be protected and why it has to be Josh to do it. We watch as we know that they both want to remain whole but know that in order to do it, they need each other even if they won’t admit it to themselves.
There’s passion and lust. There’s angst and fear. But underneath it all, there’s hope and there’s desire to just ‘be’. It’s an expected story of sorts, but the journey to the end is one that makes up for how we anticipate it will end. Question remains if it wraps up as you want. Only you can tell when you read it. Enjoy!