Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: King #2
Published by Selfpublished on August 16, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
I. Remember. Everything.
Only now I wish I didn't.
When the fog is sucked away from my mind like smoke through a vacuum, the truth that has been beyond my reach for months finally reveals itself.
But the relief I thought I would feel never comes, and I'm more afraid now than I was the morning I woke up handcuffed in King's bed.
Because with the truth comes dark secrets I was never meant to know.
I will put the lives of those I love most at risk if I let on that my memory has returned, or if I seek help from the heavily tattooed felon who owns me body and soul.
I don't know if I'm strong enough to resist the magnetic pull toward King that grows stronger every day.
He's already saved me in more ways than one. Now it's my turn to do whatever it takes to save him.
Even if that means marrying someone else...
After finishing Tyrant, again I’m left saying HOLY WOW! There was so much going on here – the action, the revelations…I was RIVETED!
I told you so! Bwahahaha! I think you should just get the WHOLE series and binge-read it, like I did 😉
The way Frazier conveyed Doe’s memories as they came back was well done. I felt for the girl she’d been and it made sense she’d “clicked” so easily into the family she chose with King. How did the memories affect you given her circumstances?
Oh my gosh! When she slowly remembered things, I died a little. I felt so bad for her – and even for those memories that were good, my heart broke. Doe was such a fighter, and she continued to fight. It’s just that she didn’t really know who brought the fight to her.
Speaking of memories – can you imagine having no memory of that certain part of her life? It broke my heart but I loved that Doe knew there was love there even if she couldn’t remember specifics.
No. I can’t imagine not remembering certain parts of my life, and especially those parts that she had completely forgotten. She did know there was something there – but she couldn’t figure out what it was, exactly. And when she did remember small things, she didn’t necessarily remember everything, so even then, she didn’t have all the information she needed.
Frazier kept me guessing, never knowing what she was going to do. She doesn’t shy away from gritty and graphic, that’s for sure. There are two specific scenes where I honestly was so shocked. One – well I wasn’t sure who, if anyone, was going to survive. And the other was just so shocking because I NEVER would have guessed. There was something about this character I didn’t trust but still… Were you shocked and awed? Were you surprised by who the Tyrant was?
Oh my gosh! I was totally shocked and awed! And I was very surprised about who the Tyrant was. I was sure it was going to be someone else. Not going to say who, though, because that might make the surprise less a surprise for those who haven’t read this one yet. And I agree – both the points you mentioned blew my mind.
I appreciated how Frazier explained one character’s behavior. It made me feel a little better to know that’s been seen before. What did you think about the explanation? Should she have left well enough alone?
I think it was important to go all the way – because that’s what happened with everything else. And I think the story would have missed something if we hadn’t gotten all the explanations we needed. I think I would have been upset if she had left well enough alone.
There was one character whose treatment of Doe made me want to throat punch him. I was thrilled to see his turnaround. Did you like how Frazier had him redeem himself?
Uhm… if it’s who I think it is, yeah. And this is one of the reasons you just have to keep reading! This whole series is rather dark and gritty, but I just love all the characters. And I thought that the character development was tremendous. There were some things two different characters did to Doe (or maybe even three!) that made me want to find the in a dark alley and take care of them LOL.
The way things wrapped up – at least for King and Doe – made me smile and warmed my heart. I know Doe was young but she really seemed to have lived a lot of life so I could accept her circumstances and be happy. And I love, love that King – despite all he’d done, experienced and lived through in his life – got a reward. Fate showed him he was worthy of love. What did you think of how it all ended?
Doe is an old soul. And to see how things wrapped up (but really, it’s NOT over!!) was heartwarming. King has his own moral code, and it totally works for him. And I love him. Especially with Doe – they complement each other in every way. He needed someone to anchor him, and she needed someone to help her let go.