I’m not a fighter.
I was born into a fighting family. As the middle child, I was overlooked in favor of my older brother.
He took the negative attention, too. In comparison, there’s nothing special about me.
I’m not as big as Cobra. I’m not as strong as Cobra. He’s the alpha.
I’m a beta.
The second son.
The lesser one.
The one never encouraged to fight, never encouraged to do anything, but stay out of my father’s way.
I’m not a lover either – but I wished to be – that’s why I needed her.
I met a girl in the pouring rain.
Sounds cliché, but it’s true. It changed everything.
Because of love, I learned to fight.
Betas come second, but in this fight, my story is first.
This is a romance novel, but there are some twists that are happening in the background that will greatly impact Abel and Elma’s relationship. I loved Abel instantly; he’s just a great guy who also happens to be sexy as he$$. It took a little longer for me to love Elma. She made me angry at times, but I grew to love her. I would never condone some of her actions, but I could understand what made her act the way she did at times. There were some really memorable, sweet scenes between them amongst their angst.
Dunbar continues to blow me away in the way she writes a story. She’s not only weaves a great story, but she uses elements, like metaphors and analogies, to pull the whole book together from the title to the very last page. For instance, Abel’s nickname was Betta, and she used the characteristics of the beta fish…such as solitude, loneliness, and love which perfectly depicted Abel’s life. Her books always have substance, and her love scenes are the most erotic yet beautiful I’ve ever read. She continues to prove herself to be a class act!!!! Now, I need Cain’s story!!!!