They were married but never kissed.
That night years ago never had consequences…until now.
“I wasn’t into the love bullshit and I didn’t really believe in forever between two people.’’
If I had my way, I would have never seen Maxen Walton again, the womanizing drummer of Kinky Shine.
When I met him in college he was already going through girls as if they were disposable. I had always hated him. Yet, for some drunken reason I ended up marrying him in Las Vegas. That night, right before I puked in the fake flowers and left the tacky chapel was the last time I had laid eyes on him.
Until my boyfriend asked me to marry him.
Now, I was in LA trying to get a divorce from my husband without the press hearing about it.
What I didn’t expect was that my famous husband affected me and that getting to know him would change a lot more than I ever planned.
“All I saw now was Lark, always and forever out of my reach, always driving me crazy.’’
I had only ever met one woman who equally drove me crazy and made me want her until I forgot my name.
And I married her one crazy night in Las Vegas.
Freshly out of rehab and trying like hell to get back in the game while convincing my best friend I wouldn’t relapse, seeing my wife again was the last thing I needed for that.
Life liked f*cking with me, though.
Here she was, so sexy I would damn myself to be inside her just once, but she wasn’t here for me. She was here to get a divorce so her perfect boyfriend had free range to marry her.
She still hated my guts on the sole principle that I was a womanizing f*cker, but maybe she would open her eyes and see beyond that part of me.
I just hoped it wouldn’t be just for the sex because this woman had always been my weakness.
She had the power to destroy me.
“I’d spent the better part of my life hiding behind my bright smile and loud laugh, pushing everything away by using sex, but that was over.’’
*For readers over 18.
Can be read as a standalone but if you want the full Kinky Shine experience don’t miss the first book.*
*** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. ***
This is not a secret, I’ve been expecting Maxen for so long and I had to admit that sometimes you tend to be disappointed once you read the book.
Damn it was definitely not.
I went into this intense and passionate ride, about two people who married years ago but never been together? Insane, right? Well, it’s Maxen and Lark’s story. All started with an uncomfortable encounter and a wedding later, they became strangers.
I was so excited to read their story. Maxen might be seen like the playful and joyful one, being a womanizer but his smiles were hiding all the ugly and scars he tried to bury, with all the partying and also women. He had this emptiness and sadness that he kept out to the world. Hidden between all the smiles and easy-going personality.
Lark nailed the art of « I love you/ I hate you », seeing only what Maxen wanted to people to see, a womanizer who was just enjoying the benefits of fame. Thing is, she felt more for him that she wanted to, instead of giving a chance, she turned that fire into such anger and hate for a man she had obviously judged too quickly.
There was more depth that you would have expected for a « rock star » romance. The author managed perfectly to show how two people who obviously were in love could draw a line and turned it into hate. Showing their flaws, the ups and downs, bringing such passion and intensity. I loved it!
They might not have started their relationship in a usual way but that what remained, all the deepest feelings that awoke every they were together.
They were hot-tempered at times, knowing exactly how to drive the other mad but always honest and true to each other. They made me smile so freaking hard.
The road to happiness might have been long, with some dark days but the outcome was so worth it, bringing them together, fighting against their fears and demons, surrounded by friends and family.
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