Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Breach #1
Published by Selfpublished on April 21, 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
Delilah Palmer has always maintained control of her life and outward personality, blocking the truth that’s just below the surface. Using a façade meant to be normal and hide the scars of her childhood, she's made a good life for herself. Becoming a successful lawyer, she is finally free from the tortured past that haunts her daily. Until he comes along and breaks open the cracks.
Nathan Thorne has a haunted past of his own. On the surface, he is personable, extroverted, and loved by everyone; everything Delilah isn't. However, hidden beneath his charming smile is a dark and tormented man that only Delilah has the power to unveil.
Forced into a small office together, they begin to see through each other's masks, and the magnetic attraction ignites an explosive relationship. Their firm, Holloway and Holloway Law, has a strict non-fraternization policy, forcing them to conceal their breach. But despite their efforts, separation becomes impossible, deceptions escalate, and Nathan begins to teeter on the edge of being overtaken by his past demons.
What dark secrets does Nathan harbor that stop him from giving in, and what is it that keeps him from healing and moving forward? And more importantly, where does Delilah fit into his turmoil? Will they be able to accept love and deal with all the trials that develop as their secrets are exposed, or will they fall through the cracks of their pasts and be consumed by all that haunts them?
Oh my! So I read Breach because it’s been hanging around on my kindle for, um, a few years, and because K.I. Lynn was attending Bookish Denver (summer of 2017) so I decided it was high time I get this one read! And, as happens often, I’m kicking myself for not having read it sooner! Y’all, I’m almost vibrating in anticipation of the next books in the series (luckily I bought the boxset at some point) because I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!
- Office Romance
And Nathan isn’t Delilah’s boss! Nathan and Delilah are both contract attorneys and office mates. Office romance is a favorite trope of mine anyway but this one is done so well – with Delilah hating on all the women constantly throwing themselves at Nathan and her attempt to ignore her own attraction to him. But this is no office romance comedy. Nope. There are some deep-rooted issues for both Nathan and Delilah which made the story rich and complex, especially considering Nathan’s story is a secret.
- Strong Characters
Both Nathan and Delilah are smart but they both are avoiding the courtroom for their own very different reasons. They’re both witty too and when that wit is turned into snark and used on each other, it’s razor sharp. Their chemistry, despite their valiant attempts at denying it, is combustible. I also liked how they worked together once they gave in – how they were supportive in as far as the other would allow. They were just a good fit.
Not knowing the details of Nathan’s life or why he’s so secretive about it kept me riveted to the story just waiting for that shoe to drop. And when it did…hoo-boy!
The only thing that was a drawback or a negative in my opinion – and this is completely my personal taste – was that I didn’t like some of the things Nathan said to Delilah during the sexy times. It totally worked for Delilah *wink* but it kinda bothered me.
Breach was a winner and I’ll be continuing the series ASAP!