A first kiss that changed everything.
He was the most feared guy in high-school.
Guarded. Angry. A fighter.
But when I caught him watching me with his captivating green eyes I saw something more. Something protective and kind.
He warned me to stay away from him.
Until I didn’t and he kissed me. A knee weakening, body tingling kiss that left me breathless. And scared the hell out of me.
He warned me never to come near him again or next time he wouldn’t let me go.
That was eleven years ago.
We aren't teenagers anymore. He has probably forgotten me. He’s a famous rock star now. I’m a dance instructor with a broken dream and desperate for a job.
So, when we cross paths again I don't expect him to remember me.
And his warning eleven years ago? I'm about to find out exactly what that meant.
Kept from You starts with the background of just how Kite aka Killian and Savvy became so entwined with each other. As two teenagers, they both had different lives. Killian lost to an anger that consumed him and Savvy sweetly seeing the best in people. There's all the surliness you expect from a teenage boy but there's mystery and something deeper too. Oh, yes Savvy is more than a little obsessed too but Ms Rose keeps you waiting for that one pivotal moment when everything changes.
Fast forward eleven years and Killian is a successful drummer but still a man who shies away from commitment. Savvy does something crazy, she seeks him out hoping his connections will help her get out of the hole her ex dug her into! I won't lie, things don't quite go according to plan but that vital thing that linked them before pulsates as the man who is used to controlling his emotions starts to unravel. Savvy has always known there's a dangerous side to Killian but his secrets, his loss and pain are about to bring danger into her life!
Okay, that was intense but actually does work as a standalone but it's such a twisting series that I'd honestly recommend reading them all. I loved the way the author made them feel real and didn't mind the profanity as the dialogue flowed so well. Savvy hasn't had the best start in life but even she had no idea what was actually going on around her and just how connected she was to the world that Killian has left behind. Then of course there's Killian, overprotective, kinky, and carrying an absolutely huge secret that will knock your socks off! Yes, this bad boy rocker always knew that Savvy was it for him and emotions long buried feel raw but isn't that how you know you are alive?
These Tear Asunder guys are dynamic with a capital D! Ms Rose loves twisting her reader’s hearts but when she delivers romance it's time to turn off the television, lock the door, and just prepare to be swept away.
This voluntary opinion is of an advance copy I requested from NetGalley and these honest thoughts are entirely my own.