Kept From You by Nashoda Rose
Series: Tear Asunder #4
Published by Self-published on March 6, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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“Kept from You” is a sexy second-chance romance from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Nashoda Rose. Can be read as a standalone.
A first kiss that changed everything.
He was the most feared guy in high-school.
Guarded. Angry. A fighter.
But when I caught him watching me with his captivating green eyes I saw something more. Something protective and kind.
He warned me to stay away from him.
Until I didn’t and he kissed me. A knee weakening, body tingling kiss that left me breathless. And scared the hell out of me.
He warned me never to come near him again or next time he wouldn’t let me go.
That was eleven years ago.
We aren't teenagers anymore. He has probably forgotten me. He’s a famous rock star now. I’m a dance instructor with a broken dream and desperate for a job.
So, when we cross paths again I don't expect him to remember me.
And his warning eleven years ago? I'm about to find out exactly what that meant.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
A sweet Nashoda Rose? I didn’t know there was such a thing. Kept From You had its dark bits but I found myself smiling at the end which was a complete surprise.
Things were not going well for Savvy, our heroine. She put her trust in the wrong man and got seriously screwed. After losing her home, her job, and her reputation as a dancer it was time for desperate measures. She needed to ask Killian, who she had a strange push and pull relationship with in high school, for help.
Killian was dark, sexy, and so full of anger that he battled to contain you could almost feel it coming off the pages. You knew if he ever lost that control someone was going to get hurt or maybe even die. In his life, especially in his teenage years, the only bright spot he could see was Savvy. Back then, determined not to ruin her with his issues he stayed away. In a moment of weakness, there was one kiss right before she was taken away that he held onto. As a teenager he let her go, as a man, he didn’t think he had it in him to do it again but he was going to try.
The drummer for Tear Asunder, Killian had come a long way from the boy he was in high school. He was bossy, controlling, and goodness the man was hot. He also had an interesting secret that when brought to light I wasn’t quite sure how to take. When he finally talked his way through Savvy’s defenses and into her bed, I wanted to be Savvy because damn, he definitely knew how to work a woman.
Savvy was just so sweet and nice despite the difficulty of her upbringing after her father died. Life kept knocking her down but she would just get up, dust off and go on. She refused to believe that a person could be nothing but bad so she was nice to everyone (well, except for Killian’s father whom she thought just might be pure evil). With this being a Nashoda Rose book, who has written some dark books, the more I grew to like her, the bigger a ball of dread grew in the pit of my stomach. I knew the other shoe was going to drop and something bad happening to Savvy would be akin to the world’s sweetest puppy getting kicked.
Although there were dark elements to be found, this was nowhere near the suspense filled dark book I expected. I immensely enjoyed it but I would have like a little bit more action and maybe a more permanent resolution for the antagonist.
I loved seeing old friends and the epilogue was fantastic. I’m looking forward to Trevor’s book. I have loads and loads of questions about him.
Rating: 4 Surprisingly Sweet Stars
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