It was the kind of relationship where I invested more than I had to spare.
I gave it everything.
And so when it failed, I lost myself.
It changed me. He changed me.
I went down with the ship.
My soul, burnt embers in the aftermath.
The fire of him ravaged it all.
He burned me.
Scarlett had always dreamed big. She was headed straight for Hollywood. Destined for silver screen greatness.
But in her wildest dreams she never imagined she’d be broke and single at twenty-eight, doling drinks at thirty-five thousand feet.
She was a glorified waitress in the skies.
It had been years since she’d seen him.
But one day, there he sat, gazing intently at her, ready to set everything ablaze once more.
Dante wanted her. Again.
Sure, she’d play along…but this time, it was his turn.
She was breaking him.
After all, love is war.
This book broke my heart into shambles.
Can you pick up the pieces of my heart? It shattered everywhere.
I tried so hard to resist reading this because I know it has a continuation, a second book. And I’m not just yet ready to read another cliffhanger book. My mind shut down after the onslaught of books that I read this past few months, some of them have cliffhanger endings. And I just can’t take it anymore.
Since this was released, the urge to read this was so overwhelming because RK Lilley is a weakness of mine. I’ve read all of her books, except the Heretic Daughters series, and I loved every one of them. All of her books have this way of clutching my heart all throughout, and the grasp will only loosen when the ending is finished (or if the series is done). And I can breathe again.
As this is only the first book, I’m still barely breathing. The ravage of emotions that I felt when I read this made my chest hurt. I finished the book, more or less, 2 and a half hour. That’s how much the story captivated me. I read and read and until I didn’t even notice that I’m already on the last chapter and I’m already reading the acknowledgement page.
“Not this. Not us. Neither of us have a choice in this. You and I being together is not a question, Scarlett, it’s a fact of life.”
When Dante said this, my eyes welled up and my heart quivered. The emotions I felt around this book is the reason why I love, crave, second-chance romance.
Another 5 star book from RK Lilley.