Erin and Blake are back in their blissful bubble, the university is none the wiser about their relationship, and Blake is finally getting his first class. Just when everything seems perfect, they run into an obstacle that could jeopardize either one of their futures. And this is where the beauty of the author's storytelling comes into full effect.
Erin and Blake have really grown on me, both as a couple and as individuals. Erin has moments when she's fiercely determined to protect Blake at all costs and give him a chance at a career, even if it means setting hers aside for a while or giving up the man she loves for the indefinite future. But on the other hand, she can't forget the sacrifices she and her mother have made to give her the opportunity at a higher education. And that is kind of the crux of the problem, isn't it? When love finds you in the wrong place at the wrong time, is one or the other worth giving up because society or common sense dictates it, or were the Beatles right and all you need is love? Be selfish or selfless?
I love how this mismatched couple navigates the uncertainties and dangers of their type of relationship, but above all else, I love that Blake is able to sense when manipulation is underfoot and snuffs it out before it gets out of hand. My heart clenched when they were both prepared to make painful sacrifices for the bigger picture. Whether or not they went through with it, you'll have to read and find out. The love scenes continue to be filled with raw passion, vulnerability and a coming together of two beautiful souls; you can't help but root for them.
Skye Warren continues to captivate with her prose that always manages to evoke a gamut of emotions ranging from intense lust to nail biting nervousness. I can not wait for the final installment.Favorite Lines:
"You know the answer to that, Erin. You're mine forever, whether I touch you in three minutes or three weeks or three years."
"All these questions, this civil unrest," he murmured against her neck. His lips skated over her collarbone, igniting nerves all over her body.
She shivered. "Maybe I'll have a rebellion."
"Ah, but you already rule me. Anything else is just a game we play."
~*~Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the author for the purpose of an honest review.