Zephyr Donovan knew the sacred rule. Never date a student. With the demons in his past, all he wanted was a fresh start. He wasn’t looking for trouble. But trouble tasted so damn good.There are reasons for the rules…
Malia Adams had a complicated life. Well, actually it was pretty simple. Survive. Stay off the streets by any means necessary. And that was a nightly struggle. She didn’t have time to get involved with anyone.
Especially not the one person she can’t have.
All he needs to do is stay away. All she needs to do is forget him. Too bad that was all easier said than done.
I’m completely new to the Donovan clan, so I wasn’t sure what to expect after reading the synopsis, except that it sounded like it would be a great book, and it was! I loved every minute of it!
Zephyr Donovan has had a really bad year. He witnessed something that no one should ever have to see. Because of it, he has nightmares, and he carries a huge amount of guilt. When he gets a once in a lifetime chance, he grabs onto it, never realizing how it will completely change his life.
Malia has also fallen on hard times, but she refuses to give up. She has her little sister to take care of. She works several jobs, and now, she finds herself pretty much on the street. She has come too far to just give in, so she forges ahead. She has been selected to be a part of a project, and if she wins, she will have a dream job with the firm that is in charge of the project. She is determined nothing will stop her….that is…until Zephyr enters into the picture.
Zephyr and Malia meet one night at a faculty function. There attraction to one another is instant and powerful. As much as Malia wants to give in and be a normal college student, she can’t. They meet again and share a powerful kiss, but imagine their shock when she finds out he is her mentor. They are, of course, shocked and agree a relationship is off-limits, but the heart wants what it wants.
Both Zephyr and Malia are unbelievably strong characters. He is a survivor, and everyday can be a struggle for him. Malia is incredible, the lengths she goes to protect her sister just made me love her even more.
Despite their powerful attraction to one another, Malone developed their romance slowly which made it all the more realistic. As much as this was a romance, it was also a journey of self-discovery of who Zephyr and Malia were. They really completed one another.
Malone added some twists that I didn’t see coming, and they made the book even better. I loved the Donovan clan. They are the perfect example of what a family should be. I can’t wait to get to know more about the other characters in the earlier books. The epilogue was a work of genius, setting readers up for the next book in the series!
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.
Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.
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