Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out. There was always a chance she’d go crazy sooner than they expected…
Woods Kerrington had never been one to be attracted to fragile females. They seemed like too much work. He wasn’t in it for the work just the pleasure. A night full of naughty fun had been exactly what was on his mind when he’d laid eyes on the hot little number that didn’t know how to pump gas and needed some help.
What he didn’t know was she was as fragile as they came.
The carefree girl who spoke her mind and didn’t care what the world thought of her was more breakable than he could ever imagine…
I love Abbi Glines Fallen series , that when this book came out , I was excited! And this one's Woods Kerrington story, another fascinating character from that series that I really want to get to know better! The story is taken during Rush and Blaire's time ..same place.
If the Rush and Blaire ( Fallen series) is hot... this one, OMG! A helluva hotter! I should be warned but I was taken aback! I am team Rush ( yes ! I am! ) but Woods? Now, my loyalty is on the edge! The way I'm looking at Woods right now... makes me feel guilty , like I'm cheating on my book bf, Rush! And who could resist this come-hither playboy?! And I just love his sexy stubble! It's kissable.. lick-able ! Oooops! Just look at the cover! Hot! Hot! Hot!
This is how I picture Woods Kerrington.
Woods Kerrington is someone you should avoid at all instances if you are smart. He is a walking heart breaker! Well, I'm not saying Della is not smart, but the instant she met Woods.. she is really smitten! ( who wouldn't be?! ) The feeling is mutual when Woods help her pump her gas ( already sounds seductive, huh?!) He is without a doubt extremely attracted to this girl with a "body of a sex goddess and face of an angel "! With Woods dad constantly pressuring him.. He needs a breather.. and little hanky panky ...and Della , being "just passing by" seems to be his perfect hot ticket ! Well, he is out for a surprise!
Who is Della Sloane?
At first , I am curious about this girl. There is something about her. She seems vulnerable naive and strong at the same time. I want to get to know her. What or who is she running away from? What is it she is trying to find in this road trip?
Meeting Woods is a just a mind blowing one night stand. Or just she thought it would be. Then as I call it fate ..after 3 months they meet again. Only this time, Woods Kerrington will be her boss! It was awkward! And sparks begun to resurface! Old flames begun to burn! Woods never expected to see Della standing in front of him! She is clearly a distraction he can't handle .
Della knows Woods the one she wants but cannot have. The mere fact that he is engaged?! Yes! Totally off limits! But Woods made her feel alive. Their chemistry is so intense. It was like .. even at the mere brush of their skins.. they're on fire! There is this irresistible pull! And the steamy scenes? My golly! It's smoldering! Abbi Glines , as always pull this up to the next level!
But Woods fell hard for Della. Really hard. Della was his...and he wants to take care of her. I admire Woods, and I can see that he'll do anything for her. He will give up anything for her. Anything including his dreams and his life in Rosemary... and he broken up his engagement to Angelina. Sounds like a happily ever after? But not. Della has panic issues to deal with.. it's something she tries to hide from Woods. She feared that someday , she'll mentally snap like her agoraphobic mother. This is holding her back. Woods whole heartedly accepted this. He wants Della , issues and all. But Woods family specially his controlling father cannot accept this . This is the big picture they have to deal with eventually.
I love this emotionally charged story. It has the right amount of drama that I could take. And I love how Abbi Glines puts layer and layers of emotion , leaving me breathless .. then catch my breath again! It was such a beautiful story of taking chances and risking it all for the sake of love.
And the ending? It was a cliffhanger but it gave me a glimpse of what's going to happen next. And I'm sure it's gonna be a bumpy road for this couple . I can't wait to read more.. and will definitely look forward for Woods and Della's story on the next book!
“You are mine. Do you hear me? You are mine, Della Sloane. I will take care of you. Nothing is taking you away from me. Nothing.”
4 swoony sweetest stars!