Hannah’s used to giving all of herself and expecting nothing in return. Her career as nurse is thankless and unforgiving, her family is cold and distant, and her ex boyfriend Sloan is a violent and manipulative sociopath. After their breakup she’s desperate to move on with her life, willing to do whatever it takes to distance herself from the bruises, fear, and pain of the abusive relationship.
The only way Hannah knows to cope is to absorb herself in work, she’ll be less likely to give in to Sloan’s constant advances if she has no time to herself. Things start to look up when she answers a craigslist ad for a private duty assignment to care for the dying mother of a very wealthy and powerful employer, Lukas Roth.
When Hannah shows up for her interview, Lukas realizes that he’s made a mistake, he never meant to interview a nurse as young as her—there’s no way she could relate to his elderly mother. But as the interview moves along he begins to see something special in Hannah, she’s a genuinely beautiful person and she carries herself with a level of confidence and respect that’s rare to find.
He can’t deny his physical attraction to her and perhaps that worries him the most…It’s been a long time since he let someone in. After his wife and children were brutally slaughtered in front of him, he vowed to never love another soul, to never be that vulnerable again. In his line of work, softness equals death.
He’s learned that love is weakness and has no place in the heart of a man who’s lost everything.
When Hannah takes the job, she and Lukas fall headfirst into a working relationship that quickly becomes less and less—professional. They each carry deep visceral wounds, damaged from the pain of past relationships and horrific tragedies, but neither can deny the intense physical attraction and yearning sexual desire building between them.
Can they each allow their own hearts to heal and let raw passion, desire, and love overcome? Will Hannah be able to accept Lukas for all of his flaws, his dark past and even darker present, or will his mysterious life be too disastrous to unravel?
This book turned me on my head towards the end it so didnt go how i expected it to, and i kind of liked that but then after i gave it some thought maybe it was a little far fetched.
I liked Lukas and Hannah as characters, and Lucas’s mother was a great head of the family.
But im still on the fence not sure which way i should go with this book, i liked it, there’s just this little niggle that has me thinking did i really like it all, the ending was just like WTH with the whole fire ect.
At the start of the book Lukas is the handsome rich millionaire then as we read on hes is a ex CIA gun toting hit man for hire, now that kind of threw me. Lukas has his reasons behind being a hit man and i got that, but his mother knowing about his ‘job’ and she was ok with that and then when Lucas told Hannah what he did for a living she was like ok while stitching him up after he was hurt while knocking someone off.
Hannah has this very abusive ex (Sloan) that she has to hide from she has the bruises to show for that relationship for the whole of the book it seems, Jesus how bad was this bruising? Lukas and Hannah are together for over a month?!? we dont get much more of the Hannah Sloan story. This could have been the back bone of the book, i mean your dating a hit man and have a abusive ex im thinking problem solved, but Hannah doesnt tell Lukas until a good way through the book.
Are you confused yet? me too.
Lukas is this very broken man who has lost his wife and children in such a horrific way, he can never love anyone again never be close to someone and put them in danger, then you turn the page he and Hannah are glued together and making plans for the future.
The beginning of this story was so very good with Hannah taking care of Lukas’s sick mother and there attraction for each other slowly building the chemistry was awesome. But then we seem to have taken a swerve into craziville with the last half, it is just overwhelmed with all kinds of stuff and takes this book into such a different place than when it started. I made myself finish it just to see where the hell it was going. If the story continued on as it started this would have been a 4 star read for me, now im thinking maybe a 2.5 or 3 at a push, the blurb is a bit miss leading i think.