I’ve loved Calder Cruz from the moment he taught me how to fly. Racing down a mountain and giving me the release I so desperately needed. My understanding. My safe space.
Hadley has fought for a life of her own ever since her sister’s kidnapping. When she was drowning in expectations and family pressures, Calder was always the one who understood her.
Until one night changed it all. From best friends to strangers in a single breath.
She’s like a fire that lives inside me. Even when I thought it was all burned out, there were still embers that lived in my bones
Calder knows what it’s like to almost lose the people he loves most. He’ll never make that kind of mistake again. Working at the fire station and taking care of his daughters are the only things he needs.
All it takes is a single moment to make him realize how wrong he is. A split second of coming close to losing the woman he has always loved.
But as long-buried embers light anew, there are those who lurk in the shadows. And they’ll do whatever it takes to extinguish that flame for good…
RELEASE DATE: April 12, 2022
Not my first read by the author. She is a TOP FAV of mine so this review will be a hard one to write but I just have to remember that I will not be able to LOVE every single book by my favorite author. As much as I loved this book, I also had a really hard time connecting with the heroine and the H&H connection. These two share a long past and I think I got lost. What I think put me off the most if the heroine’s choice of work, on both ends. That’s all I am saying, reviews are from the reader and well this is all based on MY OPINION and no way shape or form anyone else’s opinion.
There is a lot to this story, the H&H share a long history together. Calder freed Hadley, see the heroine is the younger sister of Book #1 Hero. Their family went through a tragedy that left both sisters and brothers in pain. Hadley way paying for it through her mother and the need to feel and be free. Calder is Hadley’s older brother’s best friend so there are a lot of factors into this. She has been in love with him from the very moment he let her fly, but destiny wasn’t ready for them. Now Calder is a single dad to two beautiful twins that Hadley is in love with from the moment they were born. Calder’s ex is not in the picture but is around. This is where I didn’t agree with Hadley’s extra activity she enjoyed aside from being a EMT at the same fire department as the hero. To each it’s own, I like a strong heroine but that one just turned me off. When the H&H finally made that connection it was smooth sailing for me, I couldn’t get enough of them and especially the hero’s two little girls! There is a danger fact to this, mystery, slow burn and passion, so much passion sexually and emotionally. Be prepared to cry, of course Catherine wouldn’t let us down in that. It’s a story I would recommend and will most likely re-read now that I know the heroine’s story. I will say that I AM OVER THE MOON EXCITED for the next one!
Triggers: Personal Dislike
Standalone/Series: (Tattered & Torn #2)
HIGHLY Recommended ☑