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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 13, 2022
Not sure what happened between first and second books. Loved the first. Joseph’s story should have been amazing. Great story — his teenage crush calls him when she’s in trouble. He is a couple of days past a brutal torturing where he has almost no skin left on his back. But he jumps in and races to help Ember. Then he is able to hide how much pain he’s in and acts superhuman.
Joseph is incredibly obstinate and obnoxious. He has been in love with Ember forever but tells her they have no future because he’s an assassin. So Ember, an accomplished ER doctor, turns into a childish mush. He’s into causing pain during sex and even though this scares Ember she’s willing to endure anything because of her feelings for him. He calls her little girl and she gushes — UGH.
She just accepts that she has to endure the pain he needs to inflict — if a man cannot enjoy sex without causing pain, there is something wrong with him! The final straw was when she allowed him to enter the “back door”— I really want to hear a woman say NO to that if she’s not into it.
The resolution to this story was really great, except for Joseph’s attitude and aggressive behavior. Still glad they got their HEA!