Falling in love is supposed to be the easy part.
But nothing prepared me for losing my wife. I promised her that I’d love again. Find someone to mend my broken heart. And that seems impossible, until the day that I walk into Tilly Carter’s cupcake shop.
I’ve never met a woman like her—sassy, dirty-mouthed, and smells like vanilla and sin. Someone that makes me want to sweep her off her feet.
But there’s pain in her emerald eyes that mirrors my own.
A past that neither of us can truly escape.
Now that I have her, I’ll do anything to keep her.
Hook is the third book in the STANDALONE USA Today bestselling Men of Inked: Southside series.
I knew going into Hook that this one was going to end up being an emotional read just based on the history we knew of Angelo and emotional it was! The loss of a spouse is devastating and you could feel both in previous books as well as in Hook the devastation and heart break that Angelo was still living through.
Angelo is still not over the loss of his wife, his family knows it, his kids see it, and they feel that he needs to live his life still. Tilly has also lost her spouse, he died in combat and she is just now finally beginning to try to live again with the push of her brother in law. The chemistry between Angelo and Tilly is immediate but, will the loss of their spouses keep them from finding love again? You know the drill, I am not going to tell you, you have to read to find out.
I enjoyed Hook a lot, while I have not lost my spouse in the way these characters have, and my husband was active duty so I connect with Tilly that way, at times the constant loop of am I cheating or being disloyal to my vows got on my nerves a bit. Now I can’t begin to even think of what I would do if I was in that situation but I wanted them to find happiness if not together than in general. Don’t think I am cold hearted because that is the farthest from the truth, but that was a minor issue I had with the book, that’s all.
Hook could be read as a standalone but I think if you read the previous books first you will have a better understanding of the family’s dynamic that will only make you enjoy Hook more. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Bliss gives us next!