Asher stalked her because there was something about her that was undeniable, she’s a mystery and he’s drawn to her like nothing else, but nothing could prepare him for what he found.
Zel makes people’s problems go away. She’s cynical, aggressive and has no regard for human life, but when Asher crosses her path he becomes a problem she couldn’t possibly ‘make go away’ as easy as the others.
Asher finds himself in way too deep when the lives of everyone he loves is threatened and he has to play the willing captive to keep them safe.
Zel has her own problems, someone wants her dead and they’re not shy about it. They both won’t be safe until she gets to them first.
Secrets unfold, lies are told and sacrifices are made. Consequences be damned.
Warning: Extreme violence, graphic sex, filthy Jamaican language and an overly aggressive and possessive heroine 18+
***Comprehensible Jamaican dialect is used throughout the story because the heroine ‘Zel’ is half Jamaican***
I wasn’t sure how I felt about this book or the characters when I started reading Zell. My emotions were kind of all over the place. In the first chapters, I was sure about one thing, I didn’t like Asher, who is Zell’s love interest, at all. I will tell you more about Asher later on. HOWEVER, as I continued reading, my feelings for him began changing a little bit. Even though, I didn’t like him, the mystery and the thrills earned 4 stars from me. The book is well-written and the pacing of the storyline is fast and sucks you in, not letting you go until you have finished the book.
Now…back to the characters. Zell and Asher have to be the most complicated characters that I have ever come across. I couldn’t decide if I liked them or hated them. When I first met Asher, I can say I hated him. Yes, he very hot and very sexy, but he was crude and disrespectful to women. Ugh…you will see what I mean when you read the book. But, I must say I disliked the girls as much as I did him because they allowed themselves to be treated that way. I would have taken his cell phone and shoved it down his throat if not other places less pleasant for him. But, he was completely different with Zell! My dislike for him changed quickly when Zell entered his world. In fact, I felt sorry for him. She turned the tables on him very quickly. She treated him a lot worse than he treated his conquests. What a woman, or should I say killer! She is a bada$$ and is more of an alpha than many men I have met in other books. I wouldn’t want to cross her! Zell is truly unforgettable. She should be in a movie! If you have ever seen the movie Scarface, she should have the lead instead of Al Pacino! It’s her character that makes this book different than other books. It’s not her romance with Asher, although I’m not sure I would say romance, it’s her character! I liked seeing such a strong female even though she is a bit dark and twisted. Some softer sides of her show through very briefly but her walls were back up. She was scarred deeply in her past, and I have to respect her for not giving up, not just surviving but making herself into a person that will never be run over by life again.
It’s very rare for me to start a book not liking it and changing my mind completely, but I did with this one. I want to read more in the series to see what’s going to happen. I want to know what makes Asher and Zell tick. I want to know the mysteries of their pasts. I wouldn’t say it ends in a traditional cliffhanger in which the reader doesn’t know the surprise, but it’s a character who gets the shock of their lives when a secret is revealed. This is yet another thing that makes this book unique. If you are looking for a different, well-written, and complicated book that will keep you reading until you are finished, give this one a try!