⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5 out of 5
Maeve is the girl that comes from a family that lives in the poorer part of town, scrapes to make it by and a broken home. Her best friend, Dana O’Reagan comes from a very influential family and her older brother Jack has no issues with pointing that fact out to Maeve when they are young kids. Maeve has avoided Jack for years, but now she’s in a dangerous situation and the only person that can help her is Jack O’Reagan, the problem is that she’s afraid of him.
Maeve just wants to live her life and have a normal life. She’s had some rough times in the past, but now she’s in college and seems to be the only one in her family with any desire to make something of herself. When she finds trouble on her doorstep, she has to turn to the one person that she knows can help, but at what cost?
Jack is the next in line for the crown of the family business. He needs to focus and make sure that he passes all of his tests if he wants to rule the Irish Mafia. He can’t afford to lose his focus or to worry about Maeve right now, but when she walks through his door all of the old feelings seem to come rushing back. Maeve was the bane of Jack’s existence when they were younger and he thought he was free of her, but now he finds that the old feelings are still alive and well. Jack needs to prove himself to his father as well as the rest of the family now or it could mean that all of his plans could go up in smoke.
I really enjoyed this book, it was full of action, danger, betrayal and a steamy connection between Jack and Maeve. I loved the characters and the story. Ms. Carter knows how to write a story that I can get lost in. This is a story of manipulation, betrayal, desires, secrets and status. I look forward to more of this series, hopefully soon. I give this story a 4.5-star review and recommend it to reader that like mafia stories with possessive, dangerous men.