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They were two sides of the same coin
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2020
Both Mecca and Arjen had horrendous and toxic upbringings. Neither one thought they had time for love only focusing on their family businesses, the Syndicates, and the Black Saints. Desire's father Raymond left the Black Saints holding the bag for a lot of money and a mess for Mecca to clean up. I see his bargaining both Desire and Mecca to the Vallin family not only as a business alliance but as a way to protect both of the girls. That's all Mecca thought of her arranged marriage to Arjen Vallin, until that kiss at the end of their wedding ceremony. It was an unexpected connection that only grew deeper with each day. Neither one of them thought they could love anyone. Arjen was just used to using women for sex and Mecca only had lackluster experiences with men and swore off of them. That was all until curiosity got the better of both of them and they got the shock of thier lives. They had a connection like no other they'd ever experienced. It was a changing point for both of them, especially for Arjen. He found himself wanting to protect Mecca at all cost and that was what he did, in more ways than one. This simple act of having Mecca's back made her fall deeper in love with him. But now they had an unforeseen problem that neither one could figure out. Mecca had a target on her back and no one knew who or why.
Keta wrote a story that had my attention from beginning to end. We had a couple who was forced to marriage for an alliance's sake, but each day they find their connection deepening into love, a hot soul-stirring love. They both knew that they were in a business that could end their lives at any point and they were determined to live each day with the other to the fullest. They never thought love was for them but now that they had it with the other, they would not live without the other. This story of the lives of Arjen and Mecca was turned on its head with unexpected revelations, that went off like bombs in their lives. I cried reading how Arjen was so upset at the possibility of losing the love of his life. It was amazing how this big bad "Loud" (Lord of Untimely Death,) had a soft spot in his life for his Quiet Chaos, the suspected La Asesina. When the mood hit them, their show of attraction for each other was hawt as hell. They did not care where they were when the mood hit them. That side of the road scene, PHEW!
Keta has a way with words in how she described the action and kill scenes in this book. It seemed so realistic in my mind's eye. Her talent for words also showed in the HAWT sex scenes between Mecca and Arjen. Some of the questions I had were answered about Mecca and some information was even surprising. All in all, the people that needed to be taken care of were given their just due. Karma is a beotch!