Author: RJ Lewis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
******* WARNING: This is NOT a love triangle. This book contains sexual situations – of a very rough nature – violence, and strong language that may be offensive to some.*******
Marcus Borden has always been used to power and control. After a crime-filled upbringing in a very harsh neighbourhood, Borden leaves his hometown, returning four years later mysteriously rich and unrecognizable, with one woman on his mind.
A woman he’ll never have.
Pained by his devastating loss and filled with rage and guilt, Borden’s world turns dark.
As a fiercely independent woman, Emma Warne knows all about hard living. Having kept to herself most of her life, the last thing she expects is to be thrust into the world of infamous criminal Marcus Borden, the dangerous man the entire city fears and loathes. But the more she pushes him away, the more he comes back, taking over her life and stripping her of her control she desperately clings to.
Once Borden has his sights on her, Emma is going nowhere anytime soon, and what she doesn’t expect least of all… is that she may not want to either.
I am so conflicted on writing this review. I pondered on it all night, trying to decide what to say, to give my honest opinion without obstructing any one persons view on this book. This review may contain small spoilers. I will NOT give away anything major, because I myself dislike that very much. But I just cannot review this fully without giving just a little.
Let’s start at the beginning. OMG I LOVED IT. I was hooked and didn’t want to stop reading. Then we got to 22%….. My heart stopped. I couldn’t breathe. I was literally shaking my head saying no, no, no, no, this isn’t how this is supposed to happen. I didn’t want to go on. I was scared to continue reading. I knew I had to, but it took me 2 days, and talking to friends, to get the courage to keep reading. I was scared for what was to come, yet anticipated it. I knew it had to work out!!! It was an emotional week for me anyways, so maybe that had a little interference with my reaction.
So in the beginning Borden was the man every woman wants. Everything about him, *SWOON* after the let’s call it mishap. He was a changed man. He couldn’t be the same man. I get the reasoning behind why he acts the way he does. It is comprehensively warranted, it really was. He was the most feared man in town and he had to do what he had too, to keep it that way. However, I just could not connect with him and how he was behaving after that. Not for a while. I did again, towards the end, I started to like him again, conditions started changing, and attitudes were growing because of this.
Now, that being said; I really enjoyed reading about all the other characters while reading Borden, except Hawke. I feel like he is an evil man, as Borden’s head of security, he must be. Be that as it may, I will be reading book 2. I have to fully know Borden does redeem himself, and I can love him as much as I did in the beginning. SO yes, I say read this, give it a shot. It was a good book, the plot was carried out immaculately, I got enough details to keep me engaged, and to want to read more. This is just my personal opinion on how I felt about Borden. Do not let this interrupt you from reading this book. I say give it a shot, just like I did. I am sure you will be hooked, and just as curious as I, to see what happens in book 2.