Scars by Brynne Asher
Series: The Killers #5
Also in this series: Vines, Paths, Gifts
Published by Self-published on November 10th 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
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Being a spy isn’t for the faint at heart—especially for the brute American and the beautiful, cunning Brit…
Who am I? I’m Cole Carson and I’m the best at what I do.
Four years ago, the CIA forced me to babysit the young MI6 princess, Isabella Donnelly. Beneath my paygrade and skillset, but I like to think I taught her everything she knows—because I’m just that good.
Turns out, there’s a first time for everything because I was wrong about her. She pissed me off and challenged me in ways no one had before. I not only ate my words, I choked those suckers down with a bottle of whiskey when someone ripped her away from me.
Now she’s back and no one can know she’s here. And by no one, I mean all of the western world.
I’m determined to clear her name and make her mine.
It’s a tall order so it’s a damn good thing I’m me.
Okay, fine. It wasn’t a dare. More like a wager, laid at my feet by none other than Cole Carson. It’s all semantics at this point—I’m stuck between the threat of prison and my arsehole American, whom I just can’t shake.
Trust me, I’ve tried.
I have no one to blame but my stupid, stupid heart.
I’m no princess and certainly don’t need a prince charming. I can kick arse all on my own—it’s what I came here to do. Taking a bullet was not on my agenda … neither was waking up in the hospital with Cole glaring at me.
But I’m here and I’m nothing if not determined.
But that dare…
I can’t focus on that until I clear my name. If Cole wants to tag along, so be it.
I am a Donnelly. We don’t give up nor do we bow down … to anyone.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I won’t pretend that by this point I’m a huuuge Brynne Asher fan. Her alpha males and sassy heroines always hit the right spot for me, and Scars was no different.
We’ve met our couple, Bella and Cole in the previous installments, although Carson was only a faceless CIA voice for me. I must confess that although he was a bit of a weird goofball and had an obsession with referring to his d in the third person, I found him absolutely charming. It didn’t hurt one bit that he was alpha to the core, bossy and quite honestly a bit kinky.
After witnessing Bella putting Jarvis on his ass in Veils, I wasn’t sure how Ms. Asher was going to manage to find a dude bold enough to handle her and all her badassness and kickassery. She was one smart, tough cookie and could totally handle her business (and everyone else’s for that matter) but she had one giant golden heart. When she finally accepted Cole’s claim on her and she allowed herself to lower her walls it was absolutely amazing.
I have to be honest on one thing here. I felt the beginning of the book was a bit slow, and I think it had a lot to do with the fact that Bella was dead set on fighting the relationship. There’s also the fact that we hit the ground running as this story picks up right where Veils finished, and we come to realize not only are Cole and Bella a thing, there’s a lot of history there.
Being a romance about spies, there’s no shortage of suspense and intrigue, nor action and… action *wink wink*. Although it took me a bit to get into the story, once the pace picked up, I was glued to my kindle and couldn’t put it down. By the end of it I was more than satisfied with these two’s story, I had the greatest of times and I just can’t wait to see who comes next!!
Rating: 4+ Stars
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