I’ve always been a bad boy, with a very wicked reputation.
But then I met Madison – sweet, vulnerable, innocent Madison. She makes me feel as if there is hope for me. As if I could be a good man. I need her more than I need air to breathe.
There’s just one problem: Juliet. She’s a temptress who won’t take no for an answer. If I resist her, she’ll use our dirty secret to ruin everything with Madison.
I don’t want to lose Madison, but can I really change? This is my chance to prove that I can. But it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
Are you ready?
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“Thank you for being the biggest regret of my life”
That line broke my heart in the beginning of this book. By the time it is what is happening “now”, I was teary. Actual tears. And, the line is so much more than about just one thing, as it encompasses so much more than something that Madison says to Dixon as she is walking away.
Dixon is amazing. He is so flawed and he wants to be good, but he is so afraid of who he is, so afraid that his past will stop him from ever being good or being worthy of being seen as a good person, that he stops himself. He sells himself short. He takes note of the things that make him “bad” and dwells on them, sleeping with patients, dropping his dad off in a nursing home, his inability to really process the death of his mother all close in on him and convince him that he is bad. He lets the things he sees as bad about himself become what defined him. At the same time, Dixon ignores those things that make him amazing, caring, and loving. Readers are as drawn to him as Madison is, because not only of his strength but his heart.
Madison is so strong. She has been through so much and has a heart that wants to protect the people she loves, even if it means keeping one heck of a secret and suffering emotionally because of that secret.
Madison loves Dixon, although she senses that he is not telling her everything about himself, which scares her because she knows what it is to keep really big secrets from those you love.
The chemistry between Dixon and Madison is so hot. Really, amazingly hot. Take a cold shower hot. A well written sex scene is a thing of beauty. So is a well written blow job scene. This has all of the above. Add this in with the great writing and characters you just feel like you are getting to know, and, well, you have a book that is this good.
Juliet is…Juliet. I hate her. You will hate her. But, while you hate her, you pity her. And, you will find yourself annoyed that you pity her, because you hate her. It’s really very confusing and emotionally taxing. You don’t feel sorry for her, she is too much of a bitch, but you pity her. And hate her. See? Totally confusing. She is damaged and she doesn’t know it, at least you don’t think she does, but at the same time, you think she may have some idea. Juliet is damaged by the same event that damaged Madison, but in a way that is even more destructive than Madison and the secret she keeps. Juliet is a menace, and it would be so easy for her to become a cartoon villain, 2-dimensional and inhuman, but this never happens. True, she is awful…but not because of bad writing.
I love the way the writing comes full circle. “If you kiss me, you can’t take it back” was amazing, for different reasons, both times.
The writing in this is so good. The story is not easy, the characters are not simple and allowing them to become mired in the situations they find themselves would be easy, but Monica James is a very talented writer who tells one heck of an amazing story.