Wow, I don’t know where to begin with this. The book was everything I had hoped for and then some. This was a hard book to read in some parts and then there were other parts that I was cheering internally, my husband would have given me weird looks if they were out loud. With such a touchy subject of Sage and Nix’s lives and relationship, Bry Ann did a wonderful job with their stories and left me actually wanting to read more about them.
Nix’s life was so beyond normal that it’s amazing he is the man he is. His kind heart, and tough exterior make him such a great character. He is a mixture of good and bad, but he can’t see that. He only sees the monster that was created when he was young. Sage’s need for a hero will help to heal Nix as much as it will Sage, and their lives will change so much in this story.
I was so happy to see Nix’s side of his encounter and relationship with Rose in his story. It helped to understand him on a different level for me. I know that we saw some of it in the Roses & Thorns series, but reading it in his own story was more impactful for me.
I was thrilled with the ending of this duet, but hopefully not the end of Sage and Nix. I am hoping to read more about them in other books that are spun off from the Roses & Thorns series.
I give this book a 5 star review and am so happy I was able to read Nix’s story. His childhood broke my heart.
I highly recommend that you read this story as well as the Roses & Thorns series and Shattered. To get the full story, you have to read all of the books in the series as well as Cut and Enzio and the duet. I hope that you fall in love with these characters the same way I did.