Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review.

It’s common to refer to the main characters in a romance story as the heroes, but there are no heroes in this book. Eric West is an unabashed crime lord, and Will fully admits to being a bit of a sociopath.

Together, they find love!

It’s a dark and twisted road getting there, full of lies, secrets from the past, violence, and murder. Though this book is a romance, it doesn’t necessarily read like a romance, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if the dark moment had been the end of the book, full stop. This story is not an easy read, and probably nothing I’d have picked up on my own. But I have faith in this author’s way with language and ability to tell a tale, and in that regard, she does not disappoint.

This isn’t your typical love story, but fans of Sara Dobie Bauer should not miss this one.

Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (www.jlgribble.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jlgribblewriter), and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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