Author: Maisey Yates
Length: 181 pages
Date of Publication: June 17th, 2015
Rating: 5 Stars
The Forbidden Series
Billionaires who can look, but shouldn't touch!
For Logan Black, Jaiven Rodriguez and Zair al Ruyi, New York is spread out before them like the Garden of Eden…and no one knows the sweet taste of forbidden fruit better than America's most ruthless billionaires!
Jaded, cynical, with a darkness that threatens to consume them whole, they think they've seen it all. But temptation has something new in store for each of them…
When Addison Treffen finds herself working for Logan Black—the notorious billionaire who literally came back from the dead—she thinks it's a safe haven from the shocking scandal surrounding her family. Little did she know that she's about to get very personal with her billionaire boss! -Goodreads
Just when you thought you'd read every variation of the billionaire/ingenue trope out there...
Along comes the story of Logan and Addison, sending everything you thought you knew up in flames of raw, unchecked, passion, and soul-deep, pain-laced, need.
Addison's world was shattered the night that her father was killed by an assassin's bullet as she watched. Adding to her grief, is the new-found knowledge that the privileged life that she has enjoyed was paid for through the cruelty and degradation of human trafficking and prostitution.
Once a star of the social scene, Addison has now been asked to leaved her sorority and dumped via phone by her jet-setting boyfriend.
When her brother calls to tell her that he has managed to secure her a coveted internship with the reclusive Logan Black; she is in no position to refuse.
Haunted by the tragedy that has shaped the last four years of his life. Logan Black now lives his life as a slave to control. Control over his surroundings, his business, and himself.
Until he meets Addison.
This story has less to do with passion of the carnal sort, and more to do with a passion for living. Or rather, the loss of it.
Both Addison and Logan are hiding. Choosing to suffer in silence rather than to face their respective demons head-on.
Having both suffered live altering traumas. (Addison's being the more recent.) They are both ill equipped to cope with the stressors of their lives on their own. They soon come to find however, that the sum of their brokenness, equals the total of one beautiful relationship
The story may start with Addison, but it quickly becomes all about Logan.
Authoress, Maisey Yates, does a wonderful job of presenting Mr. Black as a dark and mysterious puzzle in desperate need of solving by both his leading lady, and the reader.
He is written in such a way that you hunger to know him and his demons. You find yourself yearning to see him break free of the shadows that plague his mind and heart. You become his champion.
The best thing about this book by far however, has to be Addison. She may be inexperienced in the bedroom, but when it comes to matters of the heart; she is all pro. Her tender heart and fierce spirit are just what our leading man needs to save him from himself.
That's right...she saves him!
The emotional intensity that Logan and Addison share make their sexual encounters read more romantic than erotic, making this the perfect read for those looking for a tamer sensual experience.
This is a very fast paced, one sitting read. It is also the first in a companion series that may be read as a stand alone, or as part of its intended series.