After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend's ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend's reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.
Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy.
Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.
A great start and introduction to the Steele family but particularly Talon. Talon is definitely a troubled man, with secrets in his past that he hasn't dealt with. When Jade comes bouncing into his life, she starts to chip away at the walls he has built around himself.
With the snapshots you get of his past, you get a feel for how horrific his ordeal was. This is a complicated family with a complicated history and lots of secrets, which start to unravel in this first instalment.
Jade's feistiness is a direct contrast to Talon's sullenness, which makes for interesting interactions between them. Talon acts very much like a caveman, taking what he wants from Jade and not understanding what he is feeling as he has closed himself off for so long.
This was a good first instalment that has left me craving more from the series. I am looking forward to experiencing more from these characters.
Meet The Author
Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.