Author: Evie Harper
This is Book 2 in the Portland Street Kings Series
Read the review for Book 1 here Collision Review
Oookay, so where to start with this one? In Book 1 we met Piper … she was trying to right the wrongs that had been done to her, she was trying to make the world a better place for the next generation. We have all been beaten down by situation and picked ourselves back up again, we can relate.
In this book we meet Lana. Lana has been pulled down by her own family! By the person who is supposed to be there to love, cherish and build her up. We haven’t all been here, but you certainly get a good feel for it in this book. The emotional content is impressive! Such a way with words, knowing just how to draw you in and where the line is between enough and too much information.
What a way to start! It had me on edge all the way through, was it a nightmare? Was it a flashback? That can’t really be how it ends? What happened to get to that! This is an emotional rollercoaster of a book, with twists and turns like no other. How on earth so much story content managed to get in here along with everything going on between Mackson and Lana I have no idea.
I have to say Lana is a fabulous character, I love the development from the snippets we have seen in the previous book to the woman we see here. We follow her from childhood through to adulthood and all the twists and turns along the way. We get to see the Kings from an outside perspective and see a little into their illegal empire.
I am sure there is going to be so much more in the next book and I can’t wait to dive in!
Mackson King’s past is a dark, horror-filled chasm that could swallow the toughest, most dangerous men. A member of the notorious Portland Street Kings, he’s impossible to intimidate—but he can be hurt. He learned that the hard way, thanks to her. Lana. The one woman capable of easing his nightmares, of soothing his demons, was the very woman who shredded his heart. She took away his torments, only to become one of them.
Born into a family who lost their way long before she arrived, Lana Scavello has carefully enforced a steely interior that shields her heart from harm. But that doesn’t mean she can’t cry, and she’s spared Mackson King more tears than he ever deserved. Finding Lana at her most vulnerable, saving her when she felt the most invisible, he burrowed beneath her defenses to carve his own personal door to her soul. Only to decimate it, along with everything she’d ever known.
Now, years later, fate has thrown the couple together once more. Pain, heartbreak and betrayal will explode to the surface, leaving both of them raw, aching, exposed. And that’s when their true love story begins…