My rating: 5 of 5 stars
CHARACTER: 5 / 5
PLOT: 5 / 5
FLOW: 5 / 5
WORLD BUILDING: 5 / 5
I want to explain why I have rated this book so highly. Usually books like this are what I call surface suffers. They have wonderful characters, great plot lines, and amazing world building and yet they do the minimum to draw the reader in, they give just enough to tell the story but they do not go the extra mile to really connect you with the book...surface suffers.
THIS BOOK IS NOT ONE OF THOSE!
The characters in this book are amazing. From Pete "Edge" and Rae, and their obvious love for each other to RJ, the best friend who is never far from the two sweethearts. The characters all knit nicely together and what comes from it is a well crafted, beautifully scripted, and well-polished piece of work. I have always believed that with great characters a great story can be told and that is exactly what the author has done here. Flow is steady, it moves without drag, without falter, and it takes you on a ride that you will not only love, but you will be begging for more.
Pete's world is tough, and he makes no excuses for it or his part in it. Rae is an innocent girl caught unknowingly in a world of gangs, violence, and lust. As the story unfolds and things take a strange turn Pete has to make a decision, one that could save Rae but cost him dearly. I hate spoilers...so I won't go on, but this story pulls you in, gently holds you and when it has you in its grasp it grips you tight, squeezes and wrings you dry. This fantastic novel archives what many stories fall flat trying to do, it makes you feel.
Nikki Landis has done a fantastic job with this book, and I only wish she had the next in the series out already so that I could continue to feed my new addiction...MMRC and Sins of the Father.
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