After eight years in prison, Levi Rush is finally out and back on the gritty streets of Detroit to claim the future he was owed. A future that includes the one woman he’s wanted for years—his former best friend Rachel. She’s the reason he went inside and if getting her to do what he wants means buying the building that houses her tattoo studio and using it as leverage, then that’s what he’ll do. Because if there’s one thing he’s learned inside it’s that if you want to win, you have to play dirty.
Rachel Hamilton is a tattoo artist and one hell of a tough girl. Detroit is her home, and she’s determined to make it a better place. But her plans are threatened when her old friend Levi reappears and gives her an ultimatum: she gives herself to him body and soul, or else she and her business are out on the street. Levi’s got no room in his heart for anything but anger and the lust he’s been carrying around for so long. But the only thing stronger than the secrets of their shared past is their fiery attraction to each other . . .
I liked parts of this one, but I did not love it and it didn't work for me overall.
The writing was strong and the characters were also consistent and believable. The issue I had is that I was not really ever able to understand the attraction Rachel felt for Levi. Yes, they were friends before he went to jail...but 8 years has passed, she feels responsible for him going to jail, he blames her and he exacts his revenge. I was not really able to invest in the story as I was never really able to understand why she was so drawn to him...to me, the relationship had a foundation of revenge and disrespect.
I actually liked Levi and Rachel separately, but I found myself almost wishing that they were each involved with someone else and that they were characters who appeared together on the side of one another's story.
I don't really recommend this book.
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