A scarred fighter.
A girl with rules.
One night of unbridled passion.
There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Bennett: she’s smart as a whip, always in control, and lives by a set of carefully crafted rules. She’s learned the hard way that people you love the most always hurt you in the end. But then she meets Declan Blay, the new neighbor at her apartment complex. A tattooed British street fighter, he’s the campus bad boy she’s supposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window. She gives him one night of unbridled passion, but he longs for more. With only a cardboard-thin wall separating their bedrooms, he dreams of possessing the vulnerable girl next door forever. One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.
Declan is not your average English bloke, he is a macho underground fighter who also has a very sensitive side after being hurt a few times. Elizabeth is a smart girl who has unfortunately has had a bad time in her past and she has never fully recovered, she uses her sexuality as a mask to cover her pain every day.
Now, being an english gal, I LOVE the sound of Declan, I love both of the twins, and would have loved to have read more about Dax, so I hope the author has or brings a book out with him as the main character.
I found myself really connecting with both Declan and Elizabeth, even if at times I wanted to scream at her to tell her to just take a risk with Declan, but I totally understand why she would be hesitant, and this is very realistic.
I don’t normally care for fighter books, I don’t like the idea of the main character being in fights unless they’re over the lady for some strange reason, however this made me very different about this particular genre, and I loved it!
When they finally revealed their feelings for each other, (after Elizabeth told him to leave her alone after the first time he told her he loved her – I wanted to shout at her for this) I fell in love with them both, and the budding romance between them was so cute to read, and I could feel their connection to each other. I did feel a bit bad for Blake though.
Overall, a very good read and I loved every bit of it!