2.5 out of 5 Licks
As Chloe Girard discovers, there’s love . . . and then there’s addiction.
Ethan Frost is everything a woman could want in a man. He’s rich, gorgeous, powerful, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world.
But that’s not why I’m with him.
I love Ethan for all the things no one else gets to see: his innate kindness, his reckless spontaneity, his unwavering determination to use his brilliance for good. I love the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. The way he makes me forget the wreckage of my past and the twisted fear that still lives inside me.
But sometimes it terrifies me how much I crave him, how much I need him just to breathe. I always thought it would be my past that ruined us, but there’s a darkness in Ethan I never dreamed existed. Can we survive as his secrets surface—threatening to unravel us both?
Honestly I’m not sure I liked this story over all. I’m assuming this would be classified as a NA book, which would explain all the whining that comes from Chloe. I think the problem is NA is just not my thing. It’s like YA just with sex-way too much angst and annoying characters. It is hot at times but overall I needed more story and more connection between Chloe and Ethan. It felt like Ethan was just throwing gifts at Chloe to get her to like him. That feeling was slightly addressed in the book but there wasn’t really a resolution. This book is a continuation of Ruined. After reading Ruined and suffering through the cliffhanger, I wanted to know where the relationship between them would go. I was hopeful I would be sucked in but I just wasn’t. The ending was rather rushed and I feel like many of the issues were unresolved. Mostly the issue was the characters did nothing but fight and have sex. Overall I needed a lot more talking and less wallowing.