Watchmaker. Car thief. Heartbreaker extraordinaire.
Rooke Blackheath has spent enough time in juvie to know that
he really doesn’t want to go to jail. The food sucks, the clothes itch, and
there are absolutely no women in sight. Well…none he wants to fuck, anyway.
He should probably stop boosting cars, but the money is
stellar and the high is out of this world. And why should he turn his back on
something that sets his soul on fire anyway?
The answer to that question comes in an unexpected form: a
petite five-foot-three firecracker named Sasha who refuses to give him the time
of day no matter how thick he lays on the charm.
Rooke’s not easily deterred, though. Just like the watches he
builds from scratch, Rooke knows all too well how women tick. Women are a game
to him. A game he always wins.
Sasha doesn’t stand a chance.
Sasha Cross’s life has been permanently derailed since her
son died five years ago. You wouldn’t know it to look at her, of course. She
has a great job, a beautiful house, and caring friends. Every week, she hosts a
book club featuring the sexiest, most romantic stories on the planet, and every
week she falls for a new fictional knight in shining armor.
Fictional men are perfect, though. They don’t hurt you. They
don’t break your heart. They don’t cheat on you after your child dies, and they
rarely ever leave the toilet seat up.
When Rooke Blackheath shows up at Sasha's workplace, it’s
clear he’s nothing like the men who grace the pages of Sasha's favorite books.
Dangerous, arrogant, sharp-tongued and sarcastic, Rooke’s not the kind of guy
she needs in her life. Not to mention the fact that he’s eleven years her
They don’t live in different worlds. As far as Sasha is
concerned, Rooke lives in a different galaxy altogether. She’d like to keep it
that way, but fate appears to have other plans.
When Cinderella lost her shoe, Prince Charming showed up at
When Sasha Cross loses her book, an entirely different kind
of rogue comes a-knocking.
I have to say after reading the first chapter, I though this
book would go in a completely different direction. To say there are some twists
and drama, is an understatement. There’s a lot going on in this book and I
think this book could have been split up in to a couple different books.
Rooke is an alpha hottie, no doubt. He seems older than his
23 years, but that could be because of his time in Juvi and the experiences he
has had in his past. He has his own demons and unsavory people in his life that
could affect their relationship or even the start of one.
While Sasha can’t seem to get past her own tragedy, Rooke is
the calm to her freak-outs and is the only person to break down her walls. Her
tragedy is definitely a tragedy that most could not overcome and she seems to
have a lot happen to her for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
This is an action-packed story with a lot of different things
going on and it seemed to wrap up rather quickly. I would have loved more of
the two of them and maybe more of the backstory of Sasha’s past. I’d even like
more of Rooke’s past and what has made him so angry, even before the stent in
Juvi. Still love Callie and her writing, but wanted more with Rooke.