When the only thing worth fighting for is love …
There are two things ex-boxer and casino tycoon Rey Doyle is an expert in: fighting and gambling. He trusts no-one, but he needs a fiancé to help seal a business deal and part-time casino waitress Kate Wilkinson agrees to the pretense.
Kate is on a mission to expose Rey Doyle for the pitiless criminal he is, but the more she learns about Rey and his past, the more she begins to admire the man. When the chance to bring him down arrives will she take it? Or will this bad boy claim her heart instead?
So many secrets, deceit, and deception in this story. Is it right to accuse someone, do an expose on someone, if you do it in the name of revenge?
I have mixed emotions with this story. Cause I think the bad boy Rey was more honest and open, within his lies, than Kate was with her deception, while seeking for her revenge.
The story is dark, edgy, and dances on the borderlines of the criminal world, with gambling and fight clubs, deals, and justice by your own hand.
But like saying, amongst all that, in my opinion, Rey was the one with honesty, openness and direct approach to Kate. Kate came off as argumentative, difficult, and judgmental. She overreacted on situations, seeing only what she wanted to see.
Ray was a bad boy personified, but he was trying so hard - to do good, to do right, to make a difference, help where he could.
Their encounters are hot. They obviously have chemistry, and allure for each other. The attraction is fierce, and raw, the deepness of it confuses both of them.
The romance based on dishonesty, chicanery, and lies seem doomed from the beginning. When Kate's eyes started to open to see the bigger picture, it appeared to be too late already.
It was an interesting tale, I did read it at once, after starting it. I wanted to see, how Kate could get out of the web of lies she had put herself in. There was casino life, fight clubs, one wild affair with the boss, but there was also one badly abused boy trying to find his way in life, and older sister, fighting for justice, in a questionable way, for her brother
~ Three Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me