WHY I READ IT
The synopsis pulled me in. My first read of hers.
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
Ryan Chase left Fairbanks, Alaska, when she was 21 years old to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Somewhere along the way her dreams of stardom crashed and burned, along with her life.
Thirteen years later she is forced to return to Fairbanks because her unforgiving and emotionally-distant father has suddenly died. Ryan seizes the opportunity to not only escape her abusive husband but to be able to attend her best friend’s wedding. What could go wrong? It’s only Fairbanks, Alaska…
While wishing she was anywhere but her father’s funeral and wake, Ryan is struck senseless by a stunning, drop-dead gorgeous man. Her thoughts turn carnal and she desperately wants to know him in every way—and position—possible. There’s only one problem…
He’s the devil’s spawn.
He’s the one who marked her for life.
He’s the kid she used to baby-sit.
And he’s hotter than hell!
Shea Michaels has loved Ryan Chase for most of his life. After surviving an unspeakable childhood, he became a man of whom she could be proud …if she ever came back.
Now that she’s returned, Shea pursues her with a vengeance, undaunted by the thirteen year age difference that Ryan uses as the shield between them.
Confusion, guilt and lust bombard Ryan as she battles the memories of the little boy she used to know while still being drawn to the heart-stopping man he has become.
Andrew Seamus Michaels comes from an abusive childhood. When he was 8 years old, his only outlet was spending time with his babysitter Ryan Chase who he secretly had a crush on. Ryan just happens to be 13 years older than Shea. He is devastated when she leaves Alaska to pursue her dreams in New York City. At 8 years old he informs her father:
“I know Ry’s leavin’ soon, but I want you to know…I’m gonna marry her.”
13 years later Ryan is back in Alaska due to personal reasons. Shea has never forgotten her. And he certainly is not a kid anymore! He’s now 21 years old and “…Shea the boy had grown into a sexy gorgeous man.”
Shea has always known what he wanted and he wants Ryan and he is determined to have her. And sparks are definitely flying!
Relax, baby, it only been a few minutes for you. I’ve been waiting thirteen years.”
But Ryan is concerned with their age difference. Bigger than that, she has a secret that could tear them apart. Throw another devastating secret in the mix and you get some major drama!
Oh, I am so glad I found this book…and by chance! It is very cool to find books and authors that I’m not familiar with and becoming an instant fan. This book had it all and I loved it. You have to give it a try!