TBR reviewer: Luta Wolf
everything to be perfect--the sort of special holiday she never had before. Aden has the same goal in mind, and convinces Belle that Kevin's perfect Christmas gift would be the chance to paint her portrait. But while the holiday starts out very promising, it's soon interrupted by unwelcome guests, past issues, and future problems.
I begged for this book on my knees, there are red marks to prove it. I am so glad that I did, not disappointed at all. Once again Pepper Espinoza proves what an amazing author she is. Everything just seemed to fall together from plot, execution, character draw, character chemistry, pace to visual details. This story is short but if anything I loved it more than the first.
It’s not a stand alone that can be read separately but there is such a deeper look at the
emotions of the characters this time around. It was very satisfying. I went from not knowing if I even liked the characters to being completely in love with them. The author wrote this out so well because it became about showing that they are meant to be together, that they are all better people because of each other. This wasn’t the actual plot but more like a movement going on in the backdrop that slowly seduced.
Belle has matured and is coming more into herself which is solely because of Kevin and Aden. We get a closer look into Kevin’s emotions that we hadn’t previously seen and it helped to not only answer question that were left over from The Zebra Wore Fishnets but to really draw everything in.
However, the look into Aden’s past has only added more questions. The passion between the three knocked my socks off among other things. The sex scenes just scorched the pages. I can honestly say that this time around my only frustration is I’ll have to try to wait patiently for another book in this series.