There were always whispers about my roommate at Hillcrest Academy.
The wealthiest of the wealthy sent their kids to our boarding school, and Brooke Bennett had been at the top, though I never quite knew why. She was fun and outgoing, but she kept quiet about her family. The only things she showed me were photographs of her brothers.
I became fascinated with her second-oldest brother. Kai Bennett.
He was the most of them all. Smoldering. Hypnotic. Alluring.
Kai had eyes that pulled me in and a face that haunted my dreams.
Then I met him.
He came to our school with their father, and that’s when I learned what kind of family Brooke came from. They were mafia, and Brooke’s oldest brother was dead. Her father said accident, but Brooke said murder.
Three months later, her father died, and Kai became the head of the Bennett Family. Brooke left Hillcrest for good, and that was the last time I saw her.
Fourteen years later, I’m staring at her face on the television. Brooke is missing.
Two days later, Kai Bennett kidnaps me.
Clouded in a heavy darkness, within a world unlike any other I have read before, I was captivated within the first few pages of reading this explosive story. Soon I realized that I became a prisoner within this story, much like the characters themselves, struggling to make peace with the demons and the darkness they each faced.
Rich and highly developed, this story was weaved together perfectly, taking the reader for a fast moving and exhilarating ride. Calculating, ruthless and complex characters made for an addictive read, offering what I believe is Tijan’s best work to date.
This book had me feeling as though I was being held captive within the pages, unlike any other book I have read before, in the best possible way.
If you are looking for a dark, gut-wrenching story about redemption, and what it is to live with ghosts… This is the book for you!
As Always, Happy Reading!
Hearts Divine is the second book in bestselling author Catherine Wiltcher’s dark and thrilling Santiago Trilogy.
The FBI is forcing me apart from the man who haunts my dreams.
The man who stole me, broke me and made me his forever.
My deepest, darkest secret.
I may be ignorant to the worst of his savagery, to the tortured history that has driven the heartless criminal to such extremes, but I know exactly how his body feels as it sinks slowly into mine – stretching, conquering, completing. I know every hard angle, every dark trail; every golden plain as he molds himself to me like a second skin.
The man I will never ever betray.
Six months apart.
I swore an oath to stay away.
To keep her safe.
Together we wiped my past from the face of this earth but another rose up in his place. An enemy more deadly, more determined. One who will stop at nothing to destroy me.
Damn this half-life that I’m forced to endure without her.
I run the risk of exposing her if I return.
I will lose myself to this darkness if I refuse…
A story written with a poetic voice that not only eludes to the darkness and demons these characters are fighting against, but those within themselves as well. Catherine has a way of holding her audience captive with the beautiful, dark monsters she has created that will completely consume you from the very first page.
Devastating secrets revealing themselves from where book one ends, has Dante, once a ruthless, cold blooded killer, only motivated by money and power, embarking on a different agenda – seeking justice.
With the light and influence of his White Angel, Eve, by his side, Dante is beginning to do and see things differently for the first time since he was a boy... But, when a heartbreaking and surprising truth is revealed, it sends shock-waves rippling through all those involved, threatening to obliterate everything Dante and Eve have come to build together.
So, can a man with so much darkness really change? More importantly, can a woman’s love motivate a man to let his protective guard down and really begin to live and love again with so much hatred and darkness still left inside?
This intoxicating story will keep you gripped and you too will want to seek answers and justice for all of those involved.
As Always, Happy Reading!
“First, Dante Santiago held a gun to my head. Then he blew my world apart …”
He’s a criminal with no conscience. The whisper of a name, a faceless stranger… A man content to dwell in the shadows of his underworld.
I’m the light to his dark, an investigative reporter intent on exposing dangerous men like him. We were worlds apart until I caught his attention. Now I’m his captive, kept at the whim of a devil with no kindness or morality.
I may be an innocent but I have secrets too. For years I’ve been fighting a private war with the illegal drugs trade, with the cartel responsible for murdering my brother. I’m closer to revenge than I’ve ever been until his duplicity tears my life apart.
Ours is a relationship borne of hate but we can't deny the fire that rages between us. But Dante’s a haunted man. He knows only pain and suffering until I see a spark of light buried deep within the shadows of his heart.
Now I have two choices. Save Dante Santiago’s soul or lose myself to his darkness forever.
Intoxicating from the very beginning and totally captivating, Catherine paints a clear portrait between two strikingly different characters; both seeking solace in a world that has created much turmoil and hurt in their lives.
Unconventional at best, Dante and Eve forge an unlikely bond finding salvation in one another, even as their lives are facing incredible peril.
While Eve once thought that Dante was a monster, only taking from her, she soon realizes that he gave her a gift no one else could have ever offered her. A gift that she could only realize when everything she knew was stripped away.
Raw heat between the two characters, the captive and the abductor, creates a dynamic unlike anything I had ever read before and had me craving more and more from this story and these characters.
If you enjoy a story that is on the darker side I encourage you to read this dynamic authors work today!
As Always, Happy Reading!