"He tightens his arms around me - a steely embrace I've never experienced before, and will never again. It's such a cliché that he's ruined me for other men, but right now it feels painfully, brutally true."
My opinionated opinion:
There is just something about loving a guy that thinks he's too bad & broken to be loved.
Don't let the title fool you. This is a love story.
Cole is a hot badass ex-SEAL that thinks he isn't worth loving. Hailey is a good person that grew up with heartless assholes for parents. There story is sexy and sweet. I loved their chemistry together, loved all the different sides of Cole and how he is willing to do anything to protect Hailey, and I loved how patient Hailey was with Cole. Cole's job with The Horus Group requires secrecy - he's trying to protect her and keep her away from the bad shit - and Hailey accepts this without pushing. They had some rough patches and a few twists but it ended my favorite way - which always make me extra happy! :)
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