I was given this book for an honest review.
So this story just grabbed you from the start, I mean it literally and figuratively started out with a bang. Sorry my bad humor is here. We are first introduced to Vin, he's a cop, a badass and a loving big brother. And sadly, one day while doing the right thing everything ends in tragedy. Vin comes to find out that he has lost everything except for the one light in his life his daughter Lily. And from here we go on a story of loss, betrayal, forgiveness and new love with Vin(Mark) and Lily(Allie).
You noticed I said this story started out with a bang right? Well sadly that bang went boom and fizzeled. I really had high hopes for this story. It seemed like a great idea and I was all for it, for awhile there. But it soon lost me somewhere along the way. I am not sure it was all just the story though. The writing seemed somewhat rushed in places and at times it was all over the place. I got a headache from trying to keep up with all that was going on here it was just so much at times. I was tempted to put this book down and give up a couple times, I almost didn't finish it. But the story idea, I really did like where it was going but in the middle it kind of fell flat for me. Although I will say that the way everything come out into the light close to the end was pretty good. I really didn't see that coming. Afterall I was kinda glad I stuck with the story though because it may have been a little cheesy but I like where it ended up.
Now onto the characters. Well Vin(Mark) I liked him at first but like the rest I lost interest. To me he just never seemed natural, he always seemed so stiff. Like he was always wearing a mask, I know he was in hiding but relax some man. Besides when he was with his daughter, did you actually ever see the man joke or smile? He was all Mr. No Personality all the time, it drove me nuts. I do kind of understand why he was all gruff and stuff but gee man hold of the testosterone for a bit. Go punch a pillow or knit a sweater, something. Now I will say that I did like Lily(Allie) when she was in the story, I kind of wish there would of been more of her in it. I understand why she wasn't but ehh. She seemed to be the complete opposite of Vin, she was sweet and light hearted. She never let anything hold her back and pretty much did what she wanted. So yeah I liked her. But I am glad they got their HEA and all rode off into the sunset together. Overall, the story was kind of not there for me but one of the characters made up for it. Now would I recommend this story to others? Well the answer is a definite yes. Hey I think every story deserves a chance to be told.
My song for this book: Run To You by Bryan Adams