So, I have to admit that I actually just happened to run across this book while I was browsing Amazon, and I noticed that it was part of Kindle Unlimited (made it free for me), so I thought, “why the hell not?”. I am a huge fan of MC reads, but lately it seems that there are just so many and a lot of them are not well written, so I’ve been taking a break from that genre for a bit, until I read this book. I must say, I was very pleased with this book and I am happy that I get to bring it to your attention.
This book will focus on the relationship between Kadence Turner and Phoenix “Nix” Knight and will be told through both POV’s. I am all for an author writing a book through the vision of both main characters, but I seem to really appreciate it when it happens in a MC read. I don’t know if that’s because there is usually so much going on in these types of books and it’s helpful to be able to get in the mind of the male or if it’s because the male is so Alpha and it makes it so much more hotter to read his POV. Whatever the case, Ms. Savage did a wonderful job writing from Nix’s POV.
The story will kick off 3 years previous. It will open with the house fire that nearly killed Kadence and almost took her spirit with it. She was engaged to Zane, who knew she was in the house when the house caught fire, but left her there to die. From that, you should be able to somewhat understand the issues that are in Kadence’s head. Not to mention the fact that the fire burned 10% of her body, so she was left with a lasting memory of that night.
Fast forward 3 years and Kadence is an elementary school teacher and happens to be the teacher of Zayden (“Z”) who is the son of Nix. When an altercation involving Z occurs in the classroom, Kadence has no choice but to meet with the parents. Enter Nix. To say that upon meeting Nix, her breath stuttered would be an understatement, his presence nearly knocked her off balance.
Nix can’t seem to get Z’s teacher out of his head and when he sees her days later, he is determined to take her to his bed, even if for only one night. But after finally getting her to agree to a date and that date ending with her in his bed, he realizes that once will not be enough. With all of the emotional healing that Kadence has done, getting involved with a student’s parent won’t be good for her head or heart, but she just can’t seem to shake the determination that is Nix Knight.
That should set you up with a pretty good idea of the pull that is between Kadence and Nix. This being a MC read, you have to know that it is not all flowers and romance. Of course, there is a lot of drama and better yet, hot sex. Let’s get to that stuff.
Nix’s ex-wife (Z’s mother), Addison, is as you would expect, a bitch. She is not happy that she is not the one in Nix’s life or bed, and unfortunately, she takes it out on Z. Just when things are getting started for Nix and Kadence, Zane (the ex-husband) comes barreling back into her life. This is actually a very good part in the plot, I didn’t really see this twist coming, which is always a pleasant surprise.
Holly is Kadence’s BFF and really her rock. She is a fan of Nix and Kadence, even when Kadence is unsure herself. There is a lot of tension between Sy (a club member) and Holly, and with the climatic event that will occur, it only thickens. This is good though, because it will set you up for book #2, which is Sy and Holly’s story.
I think that the author did a really good job writing the sex scenes in this book. I mean, c’mon, isn’t that one of the things that we look forward to when we read a book that features a hot Alpha male? What I loved about the sex scenes however, was how sensitive Nix was to Kadence’s insecurities regarding her scars. Of course, he was very dominant in the bedroom (aren’t they all?), but I loved that he knew what to say exactly when she needed to hear it. As far as the actual sex? Don’t worry, it’s pretty sizzling. Good enough to give you some ideas, which really, when I read them I like to wonder whether or not the acts that are being performed are actually feasible in the real world. Good job, Ms. Savage.
The supporting cast was written really well. By the end of the book, you know who the club is and what it represents. I think that when future books are involved, it’s important to begin to introduce those characters in the beginning of the series and Ms. Savage did a good job of putting the roots down for this MC.
All in all, I thought that this was a good MC read. It gave me everything that I like in a MC read and the most important thing: it has me looking forward to future books in this series. So, go ahead and give it a read, it’s worth it.