Published January 14, 2016
Mia Darcy plays by the rules, and her Daddy, Samuel, for better or worse has made them all. She takes care of her ailing mother, she manages PR for the family’s distillery, Fire Creek. And every day she quietly resents the fact that he stepped in and kept her from being with the one man she loved… a man who still lives there in their small town of Fontaine, Kentucky and who haunts her every minute of the day, waking or asleep.
Bennett Hayes has loved Mia his whole life, and for one brief moment, when they were young and full of hope, it seemed like even the long history of bad blood between their families wasn’t enough to keep them apart. But he’d been wrong. Mia never showed the night they were supposed to run away together and when he confronted her about it, she broke his heart.
But fate and circumstance throw them together again and the fire that raged between them at eighteen is even hotter now. The burn is inevitable. But there are forces at play, people on the periphery of their lives whose agenda goes far beyond just keeping them apart… they want Mia dead and will stop at nothing to make that happen.
Wow! Hot, steamy, and just the right length. This is a short book. Yet, the entire story is told. The characters of Bennett and Mia is sweet. Lovers torn apart by a horrible father with secrets that are not shared between the two of them. Both Bennett and Mia are grown up. They have not been able to move past the feelings that started when they were young, foolish, and in love with each other. They live in the same town, circle each other, be polite, and cannot be together or even be friends.
This is my first Seraphina Donavan book and definitely not my last. I love how the characters were so real. Their actions were true to the real world and how real people would act in the same situations. The family dynamics, minus the nasty father, were amazing. The way they protected each other, stood up for each other, and stood next to each other even in the toughest times never doubting each other.
Everything about Bennett is wonderful. I started and finished the book in one sitting unable to stop reading and put the book down. This is definitely a book I recommend to everyone.
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