TBR reviewer: B.H.
kick his drug addiction because he was serving time in prison. Quinn has never been able to understand why Jack idolizes him; in fact, he secretly wishes he was more like the man Jack is.
When Quinn plans another robbery, Jack wants in on it, and things go bad. With his little brother bleeding in the backseat, Quinn is desperate. In a last ditch effort to save him, Quinn abducts a nurse from the hospital's parking lot. Tragically, the young girl he grabbed isn't a nurse, and Jack has lost too much blood. Now Quinn must not only deal with the guilt and grief of losing his little brother, he has to decide what to do with the girl he brought home in the trunk of the car.
Mayree Jacobs is the girl who was kidnapped. She never thought she was pretty. Shy and
without friends, always the awkward fat girl who wished she was invisible. Mayree has spent her whole life wishing she was someone else, someone pretty. An ordinary night turns into a night of terror, when she is kidnapped, and watches a young man die before her eyes. At first she is afraid the huge man who abducted her plans to kill her, but then something else happens; a strange attraction develops between Quinn and Mayree.
Quinn kidnaps Mayree thinking she’s a nurse, his wounded brother dies and he’s left with a problem, the only witness, Mayree. He can’t kill her despite being a criminal. At first I understood Quinn’s head space but as the book progressed I liked him less and less. His feelings for Mayree were clouded by something dark and perverse.
There’s a thin line between greatness and being offensive, this book was on that edge. As I came toward the middle, it changed. After some thought, I pinpointed exactly why this book turned south. There are a LOT of sex scenes, I like erotica, but they dominated the story elements and with Quinn being so brutal it took the tenderness growing between them and twisted it into something...well...ugly.
For me, this was right in the middle of a 2 and 3 star rating. The ending with Penny and the happily ever after was what pushed it to a 3.