Warning: mild spoilers ahead.
I wasn’t quite sure how to rate this because I was expecting something completely different, to be honest. After arguing with myself back and forward I finally decided to settle with 3.5 stars.
The chemistry between Nikki and Damien was, like always, extremely well written and I can’t read enough about that. In fact, I enjoyed everything I read by J. Kenner so far, she always manages to reel me in. The third installment of this trilogy had quite a few clichés when it came to the story line though and that made it rather transparent at times.
At first I was a bit confused by how the whole lawsuit business was handled but I could’ve easily overlooked that – it was a great opportunity for the relationship between Damien and Nikki to develop but instead Damien fell back into old character traits and I rather disliked that. I really love Damien and still I wanted to beat him once around the world for his stupidity. Honestly, how long does it take for one person to stop repeating the same mistakes?
Nikki didn’t fare better in that department though. In the previous books I admired her strength and that she fought for what she wanted. This time around though she tugs her tail and runs which really disappointed me.
Together though, they are one of my favorite couples in this genre. They simply fit together like two puzzle pieces despite their differences. In the end, they work hard to overcome their demons and come out of their trials victoriously. Which brings me to my last point of criticism: the end felt a bit sudden and hurried. I would’ve liked to see them truly work it out but I suppose one can’t have everything they wish for.
So despite all the minor disappointments in the third book, I still loved the world J. Kenner created, my interest never waned and I’m sad to see it end. I definitely look forward to the author’s next projects!ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group - Bantam Del via NetGalley.