I know who I am. I’m Cyrus Steel, son, brother, uncle, friend to people I choose to bring into my life.
I could “F” up anyone I want.
I know the devastation I can and have caused.
I can’t change the past, but I have chosen how to live now.
I like to “F”, and I will do a chick better than she’s ever been done. Hard and wild. No more than three hook ups. No expectations, no one gets hurt. As long as she agrees …it’s on.
One of my favorite tattoo’s bridges the V, and it says Truth.
A constant reminder of who I was and who I am now.
I wasn’t sure I knew how or even if I should tell him there was no one who loved me. Tony was the last person to say those words to me and he hadn’t meant it. He just wanted to use me.
That’s what this beautiful man underneath me, showed me today. He hadn’t used me, he didn’t even know me. But he thought I was beautiful, and he was nice to me. Tony was wrong about him, and even though I never want to see him again, I wish I could tell him just how wrong he was.
Can truth be altered? Can truth be seen when walls are built for protection, for self preservation? Will self doubt and years of pain cloud two hearts from finding their truth?
Can i just start by saying Mamma Jo Steel did good! she has a family of hot sexy boys that have me swooning at every page turned.
Cyrus is broken and has a fear of falling in love after a awful time in a previous relationship and he also carries inside himself the blame of the losing his father, he has put a shell around himself that keeps people out, until Tara finds away to crack it and find the beautiful man underneath.
I loved that throughout the book Tara got Cyrus to explain the meaning behind his tattoos, it was so heart breaking at times the seven medals for his fallen fellow solders, the broken mirror. I loved Cyrus, he is a complex character.
Tara has been given a bad lot in life from early on in her childhood, she was left very vulnerable and alone, then in swoops Tony who she thought was the love of her life her white night so to speak. Tony eww, hated that man from the start slimy, manipulative, abusive man, i was so glad when Cyrus used a great tactic to get Tara to leave that jerk, well played Cyrus.
This book has such a great story line and the characters get some great development as you read more about them, as you read the book you watch Tara and Cyrus mend the damage they have inside to become more whole. The camaraderie between the brothers continues to be a hoot to read, little Bell is a great characters too, i think how she helped Tara was so very sweet.
I cannot wait to get my hand on the next Steel brother, Forever Steel baby.