My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ty Walker was wrongly imprisoned and for the five years he was inside, he honed his plan so when he gets out, he has nothing but vengeance on his mind.
But then he walks straight to stylish, leggy, beautiful, goofy Lexie Berry and he suddenly has something else to think about. He knows within seconds he wants her and within days he can love her but with the filth that was flung at him clinging; he also knows he can’t have her.
Since birth, Lexie Berry has been Lady Luck’s favorite toy and because of that, Lexie is cautious. But within a day, she senses Ty is something special. With her luck, however, she can’t trust it. Then she finds out what was done to Ty and she’s willing to do anything to make it right.
Even what Ty will never forgive her for doing.
Ty clings to vengeance and Lexie goes all out to give him back the time he lost. But Ty is battling demons within and they’re up against dirty cops and criminals who will stop at nothing to sway Lady Luck against them. All Ty and Lexie have is hope Lady Luck will finally swing their way.
Right after finishing Sweet Dreams, I did something I never do…I jumped right into another KA book. Normally, I can only handle them one at a time. But, Sweet Dreams was immensely enjoyable and I wanted more stories from Carnal. Plus, one of my friends has been talking this up for months and telling me it’s her favorite KA book. So, how could I not read it?
I was a little hesitant at first when I stared this. I mean, who wouldn’t be (if you were me). I haven’t always had the best of luck with KA’s books and I like my hair right where it is…I don’t like pulling it out. And I must say, the bald look…so not me. But, I enjoyed the citizens of Carnal, so I did dive into this.
Lexie was certainly a character. She was tough in a way I admire. She had lived through a lot of crap and came out on top in spite of everything. She deserved every good thing that happened to her. And I loved Lexie and Ty together. Lol, she could talk a mile a minute and he communicated in monosyllabic words. They just worked. Plus, they were hot together!
And speaking of Ty, I have to say that I really liked him. He was the typical KA hero but he was more. And he was more because there were dual POVs in this book. That makes all the difference for me in KA books. Ty could still be a jerk (one instance was pretty bad) but the major sting was missing because I knew where he was coming from. I knew he was lashing out because he was hurt. And while that didn’t make it right, I didn’t want to go all Queen of Hearts on him either. Through his POV, I saw how he felt and how hurt he was. I saw how he dealt after he said the things he did to Lexie. My heart broke for both of them. And the scene on the beach…almost had me in tears. Normally, I want the woman to hold out and really make him work for it but in this case, I wanted her to take him back. You could clearly see and feel that both of them were hurting.
This book probably ranks up there as the top KA books for me. This was definitely one I would be willing to revisit in the future.
My Ty and Lexie