Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It
was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped
by the boyfriend. She had two choices. Call the cops and be killed by his family’s
mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her.
She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her. Carter
Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret. Not
only was he best friends with her brother, but she’s the reason he became that
weapon in the first place.
When Emma goes home early from work one day and sees her roommate's boyfriend's car, she doesn't think anything of it. She knows he's around a lot, so she hopes she can just sneak inside and get to her room. But all of that changes when she walks in to find him hurting her. Emma doesn't even think first before she finds her gun and shoots him in the head.
After that she and her roommate run to their friends house to hide out. Because the man Emma shot is tied to the MOB. She knows they will be hunted down now. But maybe her brothers old friend Carter can help her.
Carter Reed has kept an eye on Emma for a very long time. He's different than he use to be now. He's killed people now. And he has a lot of money, and power, not only that but he has ties to the mob. He never would have thought Emma would show up at his door telling him she killed someone but that's what happened. As these two reconnect after so many years. So much pain, and anger comes back. But also they feel an attraction that could lead to more between them. As we get to see their relationship progress we also see how Emma deals with all of her friendships, and her life completely changing after what she did.
I LOVED this book. It totally blew me away. I mean Carter Reed was intense, scary, sexy, but sweet all in one. He was a major contradiction, and I loved him for Emma. He was completely devoted to her, and totally fearless.
Emma however sort of bothered me a first. I got sick of her breaking down all the time. But I guess she had reason to, I just figured she would have been a little bit tougher than that. But by the end of the book I was so proud of her, I thought she and Carter made the perfect match. Also, the side characters added a whole lot of extra drama to the book that made it even more interesting. I highly recommend this one, it was truly amazing.
Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already
graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under
her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book
and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving
such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and
has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!