I’m a doctor. Mobster. Killer.
My hands are covered in filth. I don’t have the right to touch anything as clean and pure as Ellison MacAllister.
I distance myself … always remaining obscure, composed, restrained.
Careful to never allow my eyes to linger too long.
Careful to hide my interest.
Careful to keep my burning desire buried beneath the surface.
I do it for her—suffer in silence—because it’s what is best for the woman I love.
And she has no idea.
She’ll be initiated as a Fellowship member soon. One of my mafia brothers will go through endurance so he’ll earn the right to claim her.
Make her his wife.
Kill. Me. Slowly.
I’m running out of time. Only a month remains before she’s beyond my reach forever.
I want to taste her. Share sleepless nights. Ride out her storm.
I want to give her the kind of nights she will still feel between her legs the next morning.
I want us to share the kind of passion that forms on our skin and drips down to saturate the sheets.
Between the sweat and the moans and the messy hair, I want her to know how hard she’s been loved.
To have her is to taint her.
I should stay away. But I won’t. I can’t.
I’m a selfish bastard.
A selfish bastard in love.
Spoiler Free Review
This book is dark, erotic and dangerous! You’ve been warned!
Ok. To be completely honest, I have wavered back and forth on whether I loved this book or hated it. First, I’m not sure if this is meant to be read as a standalone or not, but I would highly recommend reading the previous books in the series. I think part of the reason why I wasn’t sure if I liked it was because I was a little confused as to what was going on. There are clearly a lot of details about the The Fellowship that I missed by not reading previous books. That being said, there is enough detail that you can get the gist of it.
Another issue I had was the fact that The Fellowship is big bunch of sexist pigs. Ugh. That’s probably what really bothered me more than anything. However, I took a moment and stepped back. I actually put the book down for a week and let things digest. When I picked it up again, I had an open mind and suddenly, I couldn’t put the book down. There was a turning point, in my mind, that made things so engrossing at about thirty percent of the way in. Jamie reveals himself to be more than what I had read him to be up to that point. Once I read that one paragraph, I read and read and read my little heart out until the wee hours of the morning.
So, now, imagine me reading furiously and this is what I thought…these characters are so rich and deep. Jamie and Elli have so many layers to them. Elli wants Jamie but she won’t give herself up to get him. She wants him to bend, to love her, to put her first. Jamie is bound to The Fellowship and his duties to them weight heavily on his mind, but his attraction and feelings for Elli are so much more. There were some fun moments between them, so that made me so angry and some that made me cry. Most of their moments together made me swoon.
This book really has it all. Danger, romance, hot alpha males, strong heroines and some seriously steamy sex. I know I mentioned a lot of things that could be construed as negative, but I wanted to give an honest review. In truth, this book is deeply emotional, darkly erotic and romantically hopeful and it deserves all the stars I gave it!
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.
When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.
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