“I always thought I was too strong to be broken by anything. I always told myself that, at least. But love changes you. No matter how strong you are, it makes you stronger. No matter how weak you are, it makes you weaker. No matter how hard you are to conquer, it will bring you to your knees.”
Since Breaking Him left off on a huge cliffhanger, I knew it would be impossible for me to stay away from this story for too long.
Scarlett and Dante are at it again with their second chance romance. They have known each other since they were kids, but one huge mystery has kept them apart in their adult lives. This book constantly switches between past and present views so the reader can not only understand their struggles in the past, but why it is still keeping them apart to this day. And, boy, oh boy, do they have a past!
Scarlett grew up not having a dollar to her name, while Dante grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth. Even though he’s never been resentful of Scarlett’s situation, she can’t help but always feel like he is giving her a handout. The only love that Scarlett knew growing up, besides Dante, was Dante’s grandmother who took her in and loved her unconditionally.
Scarlett and Dante are, sadly, brought back together in Breaking Him because of Dante’s grandmother’s unfortunate death. They are all grown up, and a lot can happen in five years. The human heart can also not change who it wants in five years.
I’m not going to lie, this book has a lot of angst, but it’s very well done and will leave you absolutely addicted. This story was not only amazing, but it actually surprised me with a few of the twists. The romance was wonderfully executed and the sex, as always, was on a whole other level.
I say this in every review I do for this author, but: R.K. Lilley writes the best sex scenes I’ve ever read. I found her in 2013, and I still have yet to find anything close to as sexy as one sex scene in Bad Things. This book actually has once that is very reminiscent of it, but, regardless, if you just want to get your pervert on; I can’t recommend anything by R.K. Lilley enough.
This was a delight to read; the perfect adult-romance duology (that hopefully will make spinoffs of Scarlett’s roommates and Dante’s brother). I actually even enjoyed this installment more than Breaking Him. This was the perfect wrap up that ended this story perfectly, but left so much more to be desired from this world. Especially with the cameos from In Flight and Bad Things at the end. I just love this world that R.K. Lilley has created, and I fully intend to read every piece of it she writes!