***5 ‘See The Beauty In The Gray’ Stars***
The reader warning was absolutely on point. I thoroughly enjoyed Lawbreaker to the nth degree. It was all kinds of sweet, smexy, funny and full of heart that had me willing jump down the rabbit hole and savor all the words that brought Ben and Shay’s unique story to vibrant HD life.
I adore Ben and Shay. Well, I adored Shay from the first moment I met her. Sassy, stubborn and snarky. This girl has a fire in her that burns brightly. But it was seeing her heart, a heart that’s been bruised, but is so golden and will do anything and everything for those she calls her own. Ben...well the man and I didn’t start off well, but he soon proved through his actions what a good man he really is. He may have tunnel vision in certain areas of his life, but he has a compassionate heart and honor branded on his soul as well as a kind of charm that makes him irresistible
Ben and Shay’s journey to their HEA was definitely a unique one as their worlds collide and despite doing their best to keep each other at arm’s length, find that they incapable of it. The push/pull was a lot of fun, as was the bantering that came with it. The sexual tension that simmered between them was hot and when things finally came to a head it was all kinds of smexy! But it was when they got down to how they were to their very souls, and how they had a lot more in common than they first believed, that proved to me how well matched these two really were.
This book was a lot of fun to read, especially since I will never look at golf in the same way ever again, but there is also a side of it that makes you look beyond what you believe to be black and white and consider the grey, which only served to give the story more soul. As for the supporting cast of characters, they were all very well written and I really enjoyed hanging out with all the ones that Ben and Shay called their own. I have a soft spot for Mase, but I now really need to find time to read Heartbreaker and the No Weddings series and get to know Cade and Hannah and Kiki and Darren better. But I will say that I’m quite interested in Whoosh and wouldn’t mind if he got his own book one day.
Note: This book can be read as a standalone.
~ Copy provided by the author via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
Reader Warning: You'll need to buckle up and load up on snacks and energy drinks, because this baby clocked in at 112,000 words. But the heartwarming story is filled with adventure, dry humor, quick-witted banter, a touch of mystery, and a hard-earned happily ever after. :)
Raised on the streets, Shay Morgan yearns for a real family, where love is unconditionally offered—even when trust doesn’t come easy. Before that day arrives, she trespasses and steals in order to provide for the few people who’ve gone out of their way to protect her.
Born to privilege, Ben Bishop loathes his family for the despicable things they’ve done, and not done. He vows to be different, play by the rules, do the right thing. Building a thriving nightclub with those who share his values dominates his world.
One explosive night at his bar, Loading Zone, changes everything. For both of them. Forever.
A dance of opponents commences as they thwart with suspicion, start to trust, then sidestep to protect themselves from a fatal blow. Until they soon wonder if they’ve been fighting for the same side all along.
As they begin to open their hearts, they up the stakes with a one-week pact. She shows him the power in breaking the law. He demonstrates the virtue of following it.
Then a far-reaching crime is suddenly exposed—that his family committed. And for one chance moment, Shay and Ben hold the key to right the wrong, correct the injustice. But at what cost?
Will they be able to return from the other side together? Or will their differences tear them apart?
Flirting with danger...has never been so tempting.
Release Date: September 17th, 2018
Kat and Stone Bastion’s bestselling first novel No Weddings and the No Weddings series were named Best of 2014 by multiple romance review blogs.
When not defining love and redemption through scribed words, they enjoy hiking in vivid wildflower deserts and ancient tropical forests.
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