Everyone has their kryptonite, mine just so happens to be him. The womanizer, the male whore and the sexiest man you’ll ever lay your eyes on. With his dark hair, penetrating eyes, and his god like body beckoning to be touched, you can’t help but be hypnotized by the man.
He makes me want things I don’t deserve, makes me feel things I didn’t think I’d ever experience again, not after the hurt I’ve caused, the damage I’ve done. Yet, when I’m with him or he’s around, I feel free, light, like I can finally live.
He’s everything I swore to stay away from, yet, like a moth to a flame, I know I’m about to get burned.
I’m not a fan of the word no. Well, that was until the little vixen Kelly Dean said it to me. Not just once, but over and over again. I used to think of her ‘‘no’’ as foreplay, now they make me feel the total opposite.
One night was all it took for me to become addicted to her. One night for me to screw up the best thing that had ever happened to me and one night for my world to start falling apart piece by piece.
My mission to make it up to her isn’t as clear cut as I thought it would be. How was I to know two people from my past were going to make it difficult?
Thankfully one is here to make amends, but unfortunately, the other is here for revenge.
Now I’m praying like hell that at the end of this battle, she’s my gift. After all, it’s her I’m fighting for.
Forgiven is the third book in the Forgotten Series, and readers finally get Dante and Kelly’s story. After finally giving into her desire for Dante, Kelly has to deal with his harsh rejection, and I am not exaggerating when I say HARSH!!!! His hurtful behavior toward her is nothing new for her. Life has constantly knocked Kelly down, but she always gets back up, and this is no exception. She has to keep living for her son, Ethan. She hides her hurt from Dante every time she sees him which is a good bit since they share the same friends. However, she has no idea the true reason Dante has hurt her. He’s running as hard as he can from the feelings he has for her. Eventually, he decides to stop running and try to win Kelly back and prove he is worthy of her and Ethan. Things are going well when all the friends go on a mini holiday together. However, secrets from their pasts not only threaten their future happiness but their very lives.
I enjoyed the mystery, intrigue, and romance of the book. I really connected with Dante and Kelly. I could empathize with both of them. They both haven’t had the best past, and they will face many tests to overcome their trust issues. I loved the banter between them; it just heightened the sexual chemistry between them. The sex was HOT! How could it not be with Dante? I have to say my favorite aspect of the story is Kelly’s struggle within herself. Her friends have forgiven her for her part in some of the painful pasts, but she can’t seem to forgive herself. I loved seeing her grow and able to work toward that forgiveness. The book isn’t just about the love between a couple but the love and loyalty between friends who make their own family with each other.
Forgiven was a quick, easy read, and I thought it was a good addition to the series. If you like a bad-mouthed, sexy alpha male and a stubborn, strong, and feisty heroine with some suspense mixed in, then this is the perfect book for you.
**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**
Lisa Helen Gray (1987) born in Birmingham. All Lisa has ever wanted to do in life, apart from be a mother, is to read and write, and at a certain age she wanted to be a princess.
We can all dream, right?
Serious note though, she has been a passionate reader ever since her Nan first handed her The Three Gollywogs by Enid Blyton. After that, she lived in a land of fantasy.
First came Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then Angel, and it went on to Twilight and The Hunger Games. Some would say she is a daydreamer, but she is just a firm believer that there is a happily ever after. Hence, her huge love of romance novels.
She got into reviewing other author’s novels, and then decided to publish her own work. Bringing us to her first novel, If I could I’d wish it all away (2014).
She always has her head stuck in a romance novel and is often (too often) reminded of this. When she hasn’t got her head stuck in a book or writing her next novel, she is glued to the TV series Pretty Little Liars, walking dead, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries and of course, Veronica Mars.