When I fell in love with Ivy Carter, I fell hard. She had a grip on my heart, and she refused to let go. After I committed a brutal assault, I pushed her away so she could have a life without me, but I’ve ached for her ever since. I assumed in a few months she’d move on, go off to school, and find some guy that actually deserves her. But that’s not what she did. She pushed back. And the more she pushed, the more I wanted to give in. I didn’t, though. I can be a mean SOB when I want to be.
It’s six years later now, and I’m out. I just want to see her so I know she’s okay, but one look at her angelic face through the window of where she works and I’m seventeen again, ready to do what it takes to put a smile on her face. I want to go straight and be the man she deserves, but when her brother steals from my criminal uncle, I have no choice but to make a deal with him. I might as well sell my soul; the devil is kinder.
Lita T’s Review:
Flawed by Sara Hubbard Nikolai Kosh has just been released from prison after 6 years for almost beating a guy to death. Considering the guy he beat up had set his sister on fire while she was alive and tied to a chair which resulted in her death, any other person would have gotten off but because his family are gangsters he is considered a rotten apple. The only person that has ever believed in him has been Ivy. They had planned their future together and marriage was the plan till he went to jail. After being rejected by his own mother he felt letting Ivy go was for the best considering his incarceration. Now out he wants to go straight. The biggest problem is telling his uncle the head of the organization his intentions. When Ivy’s brother has stolen from the uncle Niko now has to ask his uncle not to retaliate but Niko knows there will be price to pay. Ivy has and still loves Niko. Once out he decides to see Ivy but she still is hurt by what he did to her. She wants to be with him but if he breaks her heart again she would not survive. Niko wants Ivy but he knows he has to stay clean and live on the up and up. This will be hard when he owes his uncle and Ivy knows that Niko has to do some things to save her brother. This was an interesting story of two people who loves each other but it seems circumstances keep getting in their way blocking their happiness. A nice story with some twist and turns. I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I give this story 4 stars.
Sara Hubbard is a romantic fiction author. She loves alpha males and the sweet, sassy women who make them believe in change. Sara lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her two children (four if you count her husband and her needy labradoodle) and works as registered nurse.