⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
She was left on her own as a child, her parents had other more important things on their mind that raising their daughter and showing her love and care. That didn’t make it any easier on her when tragedy struck, and her parents were taken from her. Her life was in jeopardy as well, but she had a savior show up and take her to safety and give her the life she should have had. Tara Whelan was nothing more than a feral child in the woods of the Catskills when she was a young girl, but when the Kilpatrick’s rescue her and give her a new lease on life she moves with them as they regain their place in the mafia and New York.
Shane Kilpatrick has protected and cared for Tara ever since the day his father brought her into the cabin the Catskills. They grew up together and were best friends, but when they got older, the found that their feelings began to change. Shane had his mind set on his path in life and one tragic story made him rethink how he wanted to proceed. That change in mindset and fear led to a whole new tragedy for Tara and Shane and now he has to locate her, bring her home, prove to her that he wants to be in her life and make sure that she stays this time.
I enjoyed this tragic story of a childhood love that had so many issues that they almost lost each other multiple times. Tara is in self-destruct mode and trying to find her place in the world, while Shane is a man fighting for his place in the family business and trying to come to terms with his love. These two have a lot of history and when the past comes back looking for vengeance, they are both in the crossfire and will need to work together to make it out alive. This story is action packed, angsty, tragic and a great read. I give the book a 5-star review and I look forward to Roman and Mary’s book.