Dali’s review & rating: 3 of 5 stars
An intriguing, suspenseful story about revenge with a dash of sexiness.
“Revenge is a dish best served cold.”
Lucas Callaghan is just a made up name, but his calling to help others, be it as a doctor or as an undercover cop, is as real as ever. After eight years he’s back in Dublin not just to take the man responsible for distributing drugs and ruining his life out of circulation, he’s also back to exact his revenge. But can he control his feelings long enough to do it?
Aoife Brennan dreams of being an artist but has dedicated her life to become a doctor like her father. Her choice to follow he father’s wishes is becoming increasingly difficult as she’s forced to put on hold her true aspirations and having to face her fear in front of the incredibly sexy new doctor who’s been tasked to evaluate her. They quickly connected making each other feel alive, but they’re also both hiding something. Can their tenuous bond hold and help them when the truth comes out?
“I can’t touch patients because it reminds me of how much I failed my mother.”
This was a quick, fast paced read told from both points of view. The storyline is sexy and suspenseful. We’re introduced to the main characters which I really liked.
Sean (a.k.a. Lucas) tries to be tough, needing to be so in order complete his assignment, but his geniality shines through as he tries to help Aoife even when she’s not directly related with his real mission. Aoife is a nice, responsible girl whose life is divided between her loyalty to her father and her passion for art which is punctuated with Luca’s appearance in her life. Although sparks fly between them, I felt their connection too quick and a bit forced.
The twist that left this installment in a cliffhanger is what left me extremely interested and intrigued. I can’t wait to read what comes next and see what the author has in store as this is part one in serial novella.
* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via NetGalley. The excerpts are from that copy. *