At Peace (The ‘Burg #2) by Kristen Ashley
Violet Winters once had it all but lost it when her husband was murdered by a criminal madman. During a cold winter night Violet has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the music down. And that’s when she meets sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist, Joe Callahan.
She wants to deny it, but Violet can’t beat back the hunger she feels for Joe so she gives in again and again. Feeling it himself, Joe feeds Vi’s hunger, breaking his own rules to keep her in his bed.
Even though Violet had only one man in her life, she’s sure Joe is giving her the signals and Vi decides she’s ready to take a second chance at life and, maybe, love. But Violet doesn’t know the dark secrets in Joe’s past, secrets so soul-wrenching, they’ve drained him dry. With nothing left to give, Joe’s determined to live his life alone and he breaks Violet’s heart.
Crushed by Joe’s betrayal, Violet comes to terms with the fact that, no matter what signals he gave, Joe was not theirs to win. But Violet’s husband’s murderer is obsessed with her and heartbreak again haunts the door of the Winters home. When it does Joe is forced to face the knowledge that he can’t fight Violet’s pull, she’s under his skin and filled him full to bursting.
Joe needs to win her back and put his life on the line to keep Violet safe. But, having had it all once, can Violet endure losing Joe?
5 out of 5 stars
Amazing story! I was consumed and could not put it down, time just slipped away as I was lost in this world. Excellent read!
Loved Joe and Violet so much. Them coming together was great, learning their histories, and opening up and sharing. It was emotional and full of drama, with lots of ups and downs. My heart might have dropped a few times because they were both battling so many demons, they had me stressing out. Loved their chemistry and bickering. That was fun! Joe and his alpha-male hot guy ways was pretty fantastic too. Loved the schmexy that was mixed in... super hot! And Joe with Violet’s girls, swoon. That man melts my heart. Loved it so much!
There was great development throughout for the story and with the characters. Fantastic details and depth. Loved all the layers and different storylines happening. The friendships and families coming together creating all these wonderful moments was awesome. Some funny, some sweet, all perfectly intertwined.
I laughed, cried, got choked up, held my breath and rooted for Joe and Violet the entire time. It was just an incredible story. Another Kristen Ashley must read!
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