⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
Wow! An emotional roller coaster of a ride. Texas is an awesome character with a painful past. He’s attracted to a woman that is off limits, but that doesn’t stop his heart from wanting her.
I loved Texas and his story broke my heart. He’s the joint SAA for the Houston Defiance. He has no idea how thoughtful or caring he really is because he’s damaged. When Finley’s life is in danger, he is the first person to step up to protect her. Their friendship is why he tells himself that he’s ready to step in front of her to protect her, but there’s more going on than he’s willing to admit. His past has made him the man and the protector he is today.
Finley is the MC’s legal counsel and a good friend to Texas, but when Texas and Phantom are in her space her feelings for Texas become more apparent. She’ll fight them because of her position and her reputation, but life doesn’t always go as planned.
These two are explosive together both in fighting their attraction and giving in to it. Both strong willed and independent, they fight the draw they feel until they can’t anymore. Finley’s life is in jeopardy, but it’s not only her life. This book was so emotional and tragic, but I loved every bit of it. The characters have some dark and painful pasts, but the MC is a true family and will always protect their own. I love this series and the power that the Defiance MC has to bring their enemies to their knees. I give this book a 5-star review and am looking forward to more in the series as well as more books from KE Osborn. Her books are always a great read.