Known to the underworld only as Jericho, billionaire Theo Fitzgerald is one of the most powerful men in the world. But his plan is to tear down the criminal empire his father created from the inside out—unless someone else does it for him. He suspects a bold, seductive woman named Temple Cross might be trying to take him out with it—but for the chance to burn in the heat she gives off, he’s not sure if he minds…
A hired hit woman, Temple has been waiting to get close to Jericho her whole life. The man who destroyed her family is worth looking in the eye before she kills him—but when she’s finally alone with Jericho, he’s nothing like the ruthless barbarian she imagined. Her reaction to his touch is explosively sexual—and their emotional connection is too powerful for her to ignore. Is she his shot at redemption? Or will he have to risk losing her love to save her life?
I liked this book, I liked the dark and the gritty about it. But, at the same time it started to get a little old. I felt that the story really didn't evolve. It was a pattern of fighting and f#$%^&G over and over. Was this bad? Not necessarily. But, it left me feeling that there was not a lot of connection between Temple and Jericho.
I see what the author was trying to do here, and I see the appeal of it. I was just hoping for more connection with the characters. It is possible, especially as both Temple and Jericho were comfortable in the world in which they lived.
I also thought the payoff, the sister, was handled badly. I wanted to be a part of that reunion...not hear about it after the fact. The whole reason Temple was involved with Jericho was to get to her sister...but as readers we didn't get to see it. I felt let down.
This book wasn't awful. It had great points. I just wasn't sold on it overall.