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After making a bad decision when she was very young, Kia Clementine finds herself in hell. Then, suddenly, within the time it takes for a shotgun to blast, her hell changes. Completely. Then out-of-the-blue she sees Sampson Cooper, her celebrity crush. A man the whole world knows is decent. A man the world knows is loyal. A man the world knows is good. All of these very unlike her now dead husband.
He’s sitting at a table right next to hers. And she catches his eye.
Terrified of the interest Sam shows in her, Kia finds the courage to go out with him. Not long after, she shares her dark secrets and Sam shares that he’ll stop at nothing to gain her trust.
As Sam leads Kia to heaven, Kia realizes that Sam is living his own hell. But although he gives her beauty and she gives him everything, he withholds his trust.
Even with all the beauty Sam shows her, Kia wants it all. But Sam forces Kia to make a heartbreaking decision and only she can decide. It’s all or nothing.
This book was AMAZING. Kristen Ashley is one of my FAVORITE authors and as always she didn't disappoint this time. This book touched on a little of everything. We see mental/physical abuse,trust issues, NEW BEGINNINGS, and of course LOVE.
Kia married her high school sweetheart. Instead of a life full of wonderful memories with her husband (Cooter, yes that's really his name) she was living a nightmare, that leaves her a BROKEN woman. Until one day the police arrives on her door step to inform her that Cooter has been murdered.....AND not just murdered by anyone but by the husband of her arch nemesis from high school (yes Cooter was sleeping with the enemy). Well finally free of his fists and steel toe boots she gets another SHOCK from a life insurance company. She is now millions of dollars richer, her loser husband took out a life insurance policy on himself (OR so she thought, nope not giving it away). With her world spinning out of control Kia gets away by traveling to ITALY for her dream vacation. Little does she know that over breakfast, she will set eyes on the man of her dreams, SAMPSON COOPER!
Sam Cooper is the the hot ex colts quarterback and military bad boy! After an unexpected sharing of a table at breakfast, let the FIREWORKS begin. As this book progresses we see Kia and SAM's relationship go from great moments to down right heart breaking ones! Though Kia has a lot of baggage, Sam also has his own demons that add to the strain on their relationship.
As if there personal lives and trust issues etc aren't enough to deal with, they find out that Kia's dead husband/dead husband's lover put a hit out on her life. OH NO it gets better....AND the hit man is still looking to finish the job (yes Cooter is still screwing with her from the grave).
This action packed romance kept me on the edge of my seat. One of the great things I loved about this story was the supporting cast. Luci is the widow of Sam's best friend. Through Lucy this book touches on the topics GRIEF, true friendship and unexpected love.
I LOVED everything about this book! Don't get me wrong the chemistry between Sam and Kia was off the charts but it didn't overshadowed the deeper story Mrs. Ashley was trying to tell. We see two people literally living in hell due to the circumstances life has thrown there way..... BUT they do find a piece of Heaven with each other!
"Everywhere I've been since he's been gone, I thought was heaven."--Kia
"Anywhere is heaven as long as it's anywhere with you."--Kia
"Heaven is you too,baby."--Sam
Please read this book you want regret it! Great job Mrs. Ashley!
Rating: A/5 stars
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