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Samantha Towle has exceeded all my expectations with this very addictive and very powerful story about Daisy - a framed heroine wrongly found guilty of a crime she didn't commit and lost just about everything because of it. But the one thing she didn't lose was her supportive bff and, with her help, Daisy started to rejoin the world and pick up the pieces of her shattered world after spending eighteen months of her sentence in prison. Her Parole Officer has found her a job as a maid at a wealthy Estate and, for Daisy, this is the first step to getting her younger brother out of care.
However, it would also be the start of a frustrating, confusing, annoying and dysfunctional relationship with her new employer.. the very handsome, very hot and very moody Kastor Matis (aka Kas). Because right from the start Kas has been verbally biting Daisy's head off and acting like he doesn't want her there.. and yet there are times when Daisy's sure she sees more in his eyes than dislike. And she is anything but immune to this Greek God of a man who gets her pulse racing every time they meet, makes her go weak in the knees with his sexy voice and challenges her patience every time he opens his mouth.. because every now and again Daisy gets a glimpse of the man behind the arrogant frowning facade. The more time they spend together the more Kas warms.. but even then there's conflict and rejection until sizzling chemistry makes the passion ignite. And just when everything starts to go right - it goes horribly wrong because Kas has been holding back some devastating secrets, heartbreaking truths and much more which led to Daisy having to reveal jaw-dropping shocking discoveries that would change everything.
This story, which was set in Britain, was a slow build.. but then their undeniable chemistry picked up pace until things got real and it was hitting me with revelations, intrigue, angst and drama - gut wrenching, stomach churning, chilling, suspenseful, dangerous and heartbreaking.. they were all there. Daisy was a strong and interesting heroine and Kas was a multi-layered bossy badass anti-hero who had a lot going on underneath his moody alpha surface and, despite being a bastard to Daisy, you could feel he was a damaged soul in pain.. I just didn't realize how much and how bad that pain was until ALL the truths came out. A very well written touching and emotional story that was only one part sex to ten part storyline.. a storyline that grew and grew and picked up pace until it became a gripping unstoppable listen. There was romance and some very tender sentiments too that melted my heart. Told entirely from Daisy's POV and the English narrator did a good job.
Worth a credit? This listen gave me all the right feels, ticked some boxes I wasn't even expecting to be ticked, is anything BUT unsuitable.. and yes, IMO, very creditworthy. (And thank you Ms Towle there were times when this could've been stopped on cliffhangers and chopped into a duet or trilogy - but you resisted the temptation that so many Authors are succumbing to these days.. and for that I am exceedingly grateful. This book took you two years to write and I loved every delicious hour, every intoxicating minute and every awesome second that I was lost in it.)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This review is hard for me because the storyline had the potential to be really good and interesting. However the main character had too many internal conflicts that were voiced and muddled the action playing outside her head. Less ruminating more storytelling would have made it a better and more compelling story. Sad, really because I could not envision myself revisiting the book for a second or third read.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Not what I expected at all, which was a kind of office romance, I was so wrong and was hooked from start to finish.
Daisy May Smith also know as Mayday by her friend.
A fellon, a victim of a wrongful arrest for a Robbery she didn't commit, set up by her boyfriend and her only crime loving the wrong guy.
Kaster Matis, also known as Kas..
A mystery, the owner of an estate, a broody guy who comes across as Lord of the manor and is rightly nicknamed by Daisy as Kashole.
When Daisy first gets out if prison her sole purpose is to get her brother back who was put into care when she was sent to prison.
Following her release Daisy is offered a job from the probation service as a maid on a private estate which is when she is introduced to Kaster Matis.
Daisy is no pushover and despite her position refuses to let Kashole's Moody ways and icy stares drag her down.
Kas and Daisys relationship is a gradual build with neither if them letting people in easily.
The chemistry is hot and the suspense, mystery, twists, and turns surrounding Kas, his past, his present, his secrets, keep you eagerly anticipating the truth to unfold and you are kept guessing while at the same time rooting for Daisy to finally have things go her way.
A plot with mystery, suspense, danger and revenge.
I loved the British dialogue, the characters and the plot was brilliant.
I listened on audio with brilliant narration that brought the characters to life.
Told in first person dual pov, leads to hea.