The victim of both a
brutal attempted rape and now a serial stalking, Halley Davis is broken,
and desperate to glue the shattered pieces of her life back together.
Tormented by a psychopath and battling a heavy dose of anxiety, sex and
dating are the last things on Halley’s anxiety-ridden mind. That is,
until she meets the man who rescued her from the hands of a would-be
rapist. With a body made for sin, a wicked, sexy tattoo and an aura that
screams “badass,” her rescuer not only calms the storm of terror raging
inside her mind, he ignites a passion within her she’s never known
Tired of using meaningless sex to drown out the horrors
of his past, Nick Ackart has sworn off women. In fact, if women were
classified as meat, his ass is Vegan. Despite his determination to
remain unattached, Nick is unable to stay away from the emerald-eyed
beauty he rescued from a sadistic pervert. Immersed in a tangled web of
sexual desire and deep emotion he was certain was long dead, he vows to
protect Halley from the monster hounding her, even though he stands to
lose his heart in the process.
I found this when I was browsing on Amazon. As soon as I read the
synopsis, I knew I had to read it. Just from the synopsis, Nick sounded
like a combination of Gideon Cross and Brian Ross….or the good things
about each of them.
From page one, I was hooked. Nick had faced
trauma and loss in his past, but he didn’t let it keep him from getting
to know Halley and falling for her. He was also a protective, chivalrous
hero that is so much fun to read.
Halley just about broke my
heart. She had been through so much that it was amazing that she kept
going. Even with the anxiety attacks she suffered from, she wouldn’t let
the events of her past keep her locked in her house.
One of the
things I loved most was the fact that Nick became a safe place for
Halley. He was what kept her grounded and from spinning out of control.
His mere presence took her anxiety away. I loved the connection between
them. It started as sexual attraction and quickly turned to genuine
feelings that developed into love.