Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 24, 2019
moonlight that I thought would keep us together. Forever.
supposed to bury me—break me—simply remade me as something new. Something
hellbent on ruining you, my love.
This book is full of greed, jealousy, lust and sweet sweet revenge. With friends like this who needs enemies? I’m trying to figure out how to do this review. Part of me thinks I need to walk away tonight come back tomorrow and write my review. I do not want to give any spoilers away. There is a major mass of tangled web of lies that need to be unraveled.
The characters in this book were so well written. They were all like onions on the fact they all had layers that needed to be peeled away. Some were sweet and innocent where others were just mean and evil.
Dante, Danger, Diego, and Rousse are childhood friends that do just about everything together. When they are young they make blood pact to always be there for each other, and to be brothers until the end. Let’s fast forward a few years to where jealousy starts to seep into their friendship. The animosity towards Dante is downright scary.
Dante is your everyday man that has worked for everything he has. He is the genuine nice guy that was lucky enough to find his one true love in Mercy. The plan his “friends” come up with due to their jealousy was just mind boggling. He is the type of guy to give you the shirt off his back and not think twice about it. I know I may be making him out to be a saint and I get he was not perfect.
Mercy being the devout girlfriend does not give up on Dante when he is sent away. She finds the perfect advocate for Dante in Max. Dante changes while in prison like most people would. He decided a plan to get his revenge on those who have wronged him.
Like I stated earlier I won’t put spoilers on here, but you need to read this to see what happens. The web of lies and how everything plays out does make your head spin.
This story is based on a group of childhood friends, who are surfers and they all have a fascination with Mercy. Without posting spoilers, between these friends is where all the deceitful lies happen and revenge. Each character is very heavily detailed in the book. You learn that those closest to you can really do the most harm and damage to you. Then there’s Mercy, I couldn’t relate or connect with her. She wasn’t a strong heroine and was sad and depressed. She doesn’t stand up for herself at all! You want to feel bad for her, but then you want to say, “Chic, stand up for yourself!”
I can’t say that I didn’t like this book, or the revenge…ok I loved the revenge, but I just couldn’t get wrapped up in the story like I thought I would.
of both the good life and fairy tales. After a life-long love affair with
books, she undertook writing the novel she wanted to read, which culminated in
her first release STRICTLY BUSINESS and followed with, well, quite a few more.
When she’s not writing, she works in craft beer. Originally a small town,
Colorado girl, she now loves rainy days, shellac manicures, coffee shops and
bourbon—all of which are bountiful in her adopted home of Portland, OR where
she runs amok with her chef husband and husky pup.