𝑶𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒖𝒑𝒐𝒏 𝒂 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆. 𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒚.
I used to have it all.
Loving husband who adored me.
A future full of possibilities.
A perfect fairytale nothing could break.
Until one day, life as I knew it was crushed into tiny little pieces.
I was charged with a murder I didn’t commit.
And no matter how much I begged for justice, no one believed me.
Least of all the man who promised to stand by me through anything.
And the husband of the woman I allegedly killed?
He vowed for me to live in a hell on earth–and even then it wouldn’t be enough to atone for my sin.
His words rang in my ears every single day as life became an endless nightmare.
With time, I grew to hate him so much my heart burned from it.
Until three years later new evidence was found.
And everyone believed my truth.
I might be free but I’m still part of a twisted game the monster is playing.
And the only way I can survive in it?
Trust a man who I promised to hate till my last breath.
I am trying to keep my review SPOILER free, although there might be small hints, so SPOILER ALERT anyway, duh!
Where should I start? I think it is no secret that I am 100% in love with V.F. Mason at this point. No matter what she writes, I want it. I want them all. It is a true honor to be able to ARC read for her. When she started to hint about her new #WIP and only shared snippets, teasing details and the #TLWSA I already knew this story I will love too. TLWSA just pulled me in, got me on that literal hook that I was not able to release anymore.
I just HAD to know the end of the story. The ending of THEIR story. A page-turner, a thrilling ride, familiar faces that I was instantly excited to reconnect with and so much action, suspense to what we could already get used to from V.F. Mason’s books.
Zachary loses his wife and her killer was convicted. Justice met. But not in his eyes. Oh no. He just went out of his ways to destroy the woman who caused all his pain and took away his only will to live. Then he took something from her that broke her more than the torture and hell she had to endure in prison. All thanks to him.
When Phoenix is approached by a lawyer that the whole case was false and the real unsub uncovered every nasty deed he did, she is a broken woman ready to give life another chance and clear her name. At least, what is left of it. Without family, friends and even her husband who turned his back on her long time ago, she does not really have any support. She then gets help from the most unexpected source and soon her life becomes a whirlwind of action and nightmare with a killer-on-the-loose who would do anything to be her savior.
Beggars cannot choose, so she ruefully accepts to cooperate with her biggest enemy, Zachary King, who not only destroyed her life but took away her only ray of sunshine. Zachary has deep secrets, secrets even in his own past he is not aware of yet. Maybe uncovering the truth will be more painful than their reality. When passion ignites between them, Phoenix wants nothing more than closing out the guy whom she hates forever.
Will there be a chance of redemption for them? Will they atone for their sins and starts anew? Can they both give a chance to love after they learn more about themselves? This story is a dramatic, thrill-driven, delicious read with so many emotions, suspense, it will keep you on your toes the whole ride. A definite 5 Hearts for the best dark romance I read this month.
About the Author:
V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.
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