⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
Holy sinners needing atonement! Another great dark, twisted story by V.F. Mason. She really knows how to bring out the dark and twisted as well as draw out the story until you’re hanging on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what’s going on.
She told them she was innocent, but no believed her. She was pitted against the King family, they owned New York and were loved by everyone, so she was drug through the mud and sentenced for a crime she didn’t commit, at least not the way she was portrayed. Phoenix finally had it all. Growing up in the system wasn’t easy, but she was smart and driven. She knew what she wanted from life after a chance meeting with a young boy who was hurting. She had everything now as an adult woman. She had the career she wanted, a man who loved her and her life was going well. Until it wasn’t. One tragic night everything changed and then her life hit bottom and the only reason she was fighting to stay alive was for the little part of her that no one else knew about, yet.
He is the only King by blood. He’s powerful, rich, and still hurting from his childhood. Zachary King’s life took a bad turn when he was a young boy. On a particularly bad day, he met a little girl who brought some sunlight into his life, but only for a short time. His father sent him away to school but kept his new wife and her children with him. Zachary grew up abroad going to school and grew to hate his father because he felt that his father didn’t want him. When he finally came back to the states to live, he was supposed to meet the little girl, now an 18-year-old young woman, to see if their friendship could be more than writing letters every couple of years to each other. Only he didn’t get to her on time and met someone else that would become his world, until one fateful night when his world would be shattered forever.
Phoenix and Zachary have a past that will become apparent after a lot of damage has been done to both of them. Zach has become a rich, powerful, angry man who only lives for revenge and will go to any extreme to get it. He is determined to ruin Phoenix’s life and accomplishes it until the truth comes to light and Phoenix and Zachary have to work together to get the real killer and bring them to justice.
This story, like all of V. F. Mason’s stories that involve crazy, twisted, dark characters, was an excellent read. I loved it from the beginning until the final page. I cried and got angry at the characters, but ultimately, I loved the main characters. I loved that Ms. Mason incorporated her characters from her Dark Romance books into this one and that they played a part in finding and helping with the capture of the character that caused all of the mayhem in this story. I love the characters that she writes, and they stay with me for a long time after reading her books. I give this story a 5-star review and highly recommend it if you are a lover of dark, twisted, dangerous characters that will do anything for the ones they love, even if it includes finding retribution after they are no longer with them. I do have to say that this story had me on the edge of my seat right up through the epilogue and almost the final pages of the book, and I was crying as well. Great job with this story, I loved it!!