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UnthinKable. UnimagInable. UndeniabLe. UnforgivabLe. SalvageablE. Redeemable.
Ten years ago, their lives shattered to pieces...
And he's the KILLER that has to live with it.
Two people. One incident. Interwoven between two damaged souls in ways they don't understand.
But now, they must fight the same war--a past that wrecked them both--destroyed the two people they used to be. With a hurricane of love, hate, anger, fury, and fear, can two broken lives find a way to let it all go for a chance at happiness?
ARC provided by Author/Publisher for honest review.
The unthinkable happens to Britton and Keller that will leave their lives intertwined for the rest of their lives and they don’t even know it. I was very surprised with what the author wrote in the beginning. I wasn’t expecting that and she pulled me right into the terror that Britton experiences. 10 years later she still suffers from it and I can totally understand that. Keller experiences it in a different aspect but no less frightening. 10 years later, he is still suffers. They meet and the attraction explodes all over these pages. You can feel it to the intense stares to the steamiest sex scenes where Keller dominates Britton in the only way he knows how and this is how he feels alive, besides fighting. Their common ground at the work place (she is a therapist and he is an mma fighter) bring them closer together while Keller tries to keep them apart. He doesn’t deserve happiness. She wants to feel whole. But what happens once they find out how their lives intertwine because honestly you know it will happen. You will feel the utter devastation they feel. Will they be able to overcome it?
Trust me, this is a story that will give you all the feels. The characters are very versatile and have so much depth that you cannot help but feel for them. The story added well with what happened in the past but does overshadows their future. Other obstacles will bring danger to Britton and Keller will have to protect her. Just an overall good story and I am glad that I had the pleasure to read this!
Britt and Gabriel are waiting for me in his office so we can start our meeting. After my interaction with Wolfe, I’m seething and frustrated. All I want to do is jump into the cage and beat the fuck out of something, release this shit building up inside. Confusing new emotions like jealousy are dueling with my usual focused, raw fury.
The dark, hollow place in my chest isn’t equipped for this. I fight, I fuck, I exist. Nothing more, nothing less.
Furious, I walk over to Gabriel’s office and shove open the door. It bangs against the wall with a loud crack, causing Gabriel to frown and Britt to cry out. Just like that, she drops to the floor, curling into a ball and covering her head with her hands.
Gabriel leaps to his feet, hurrying around his desk to crouch next to a huddling, quivering Britt. Stunned, I stand at the door frozen, unsure what is going on or what I should do.
“Meu filha! Britt! What is happening?” Gabriel’s voice hitches as he tries to pull Britt out from under his desk. His head whips around to face me. “Killer! ¡Venha aqui e ayudar!” (Get over here and help..)
I cross the space in two quick steps, approaching Gabriel’s desk from the opposite side. Britt’s tiny frame is tucked into a tight ball, her knees pulled to her chest, head ducked, and arms curled protectively over her head.
Protecting her from what?
“Britt,” I say in as composed of a voice as I can manage, which at this moment, isn’t saying much. Not a lot freaks me out, but right now, watching Britt fall to pieces, has me struggling to keep calm. “Please, come out.”
Britt is quietly sobbing, her body shuddering in fear. Watching her in such obvious distress sends a stabbing pain through my chest. Not sure this is the best thing for her, but not knowing what else to do, I crawl under the desk. Being as large as I am, I can only get my head and shoulders in next to her.
Gabriel slides into nervous, staccato Portuguese. “I will leave you to take care of her. Let me know when she’s feeling better and I will return.” He stands and leaves the room, gently closing the door behind him.
He left me with her?
What the fuck am I supposed to do? At a loss, I do the only thing that comes to mind. It worked to relax her before, so why not? I gather her tiny, trembling body up in my arms, and hold her. Britt immediately unwinds her arms, clutching me tight, burying her face into my shirt, her tears dampening the fabric.
On the floor in my trainer’s office, lying half under a desk, a tiny shard of my black soul becomes human again.