Alexa Millen, or Lex to her friends and family, is finally living her life for herself. After finally separating herself from an on-again off-again relationship she bought a house in an awesome town, in a great neighborhood. Well, what she thought was a great neighborhood, turns out the guy across the street is a real jerk. Enter Dodge. When Dodge first meets Lex, he is blown away by her beauty, so naturally he acts like a jerk the first time he opens his mouth to her. Dodge isn’t looking for a relationship, he is too busy taking care of his son, Cullen, on his own. Of course, Lex adores Cullen, but his father is lacking in the manners department. What she can’t deny, is that Dodge is no slouch in the looks department. Can the two continue fighting their attraction, or will they finally give in?
This is the first book I’ve read by J.L Sheppard and it was AMAZING! From start to finish I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was going to happen next. The chemistry between Lex and Dodge seriously jumped off the pages and was in your face the entire book. There was also some suspense in this book which gave it an added layer which I loved. This wasn’t your typical romance, it kept me guessing and, in my opinion, that is what makes this book so great. There were certain things that I assumed would unfold in one way and ended up unfolding totally opposite! I also have to say that Dodge is the ultimate alpha. He will stop at nothing to protect what’s his and make no mistake Lex is his. Not only reading about Dodge and Lex’s relationship, but the relationship between Lex and Cullen is what really grabbed me. Not everybody can love a child like Lex loves Cullen when they aren’t their own flesh and blood. Hands down an amazing book that I recommend to everyone. You don’t need to read the first three books in this series in order to enjoy it, but it can’t hurt!
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