“I would wait a lifetime for this.”
“You don’t have to wait anymore. I want you.”
Mark is done with flings. He is looking for something real, and he knows just where to find it. Years ago, he fell in love with Charlotte Elswood, but after saving her life, he made the difficult choice to stay in a cartel for the sake of his family.
Now, free of the bloodstained work, he’s ready to rekindle what he’s lost.
But in England, he meets someone who is also blond, blue-eyed, and irresistible. Problem is, Griffith Elswood is Charlotte’s brother. Should Mark even consider putting his hands all over an innocent who would push him away if he knew what kind of monster Mark is?
After years of homeschooling, Griffith wants nothing more than to finally spread his wings at university. Secretly, he dreams of meeting a man he can fall madly in love with. A man he would have all the firsts with. But it’s hard to trust anyone after witnessing his sister’s heartbreak.
When Mark moves in next door, Griffith reaches out despite his sister’s warnings. Mark is mysterious, experienced, cocky, and just oh-so-dreamy. Alternating between hot and cold, Mark’s presence sends Griffith into a frenzy of passion like he’s never known before. So hot in fact, it might just burn him if he isn’t careful.
Themes: mafia, organized crime, family ties, secrets, innocence, British setting, dance, homophobia, in the closet, coming out, coming of age
WARNING: Adult content. Scorching hot, explicit love scenes. Dark humor.
I feel as though I’m being a bit unfaithful to Dom and Seth here because this is definitely one of my favorite books in this series. The Mark in this book was not what I was expecting at all and he completely charmed me.
Mark is done with casual sex, he wants to settle down and find the one. The only person he’s been in love with is Charlotte Elswood, a girl he met years ago in less than perfect circumstances. He travels to England hoping to reconnect with her, what he wasn’t expecting was a temptation to be put in his way in the form of her brother…
Griffith is sweet and innocent. He’s led a pretty sheltered life after being home-schooled and is finally ready to spread his wings when he starts University in Bristol. He’s studying to become a Lawyer but dance is his real passion. When he meets Mark he’s flustered, aroused, and more than ready to let his passion have free reign. Mark is all kinds of mysterious and insanely sexy and has Griffith longing for things he’s suppressed.
“I am your shadow. Always there, always yours.”
This book is extremely sensual. While Dom and Seth are all raw passion, Mark and Griffith are extremely erotic together. The first time Mark watches Griffith dance was very moving, you could feel his attraction and desire ramping up. He knows how innocent Griffith is and tries to hold back but for how long? And a delicious twist (that I totally didn’t see coming), further complicates things.
Another fantastic book in this highly addictive series. Fans of this series will devour this and fall in love with Mark and Griffith.
Highly Recommended! 💕