This is the story of what happens when an unlikely bond is formed between enemies, causing tensions to rise, and igniting a chemistry that threatens to burn them both. Together, they’ll learn that sometimes even the best laid plans can fail.


★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

“Quite the night, Marcelle De Sant. Gangs, cannibals, diamonds, killings, running for your life. I’m surprised you had any stamina left for me,”

This was one of those book that, when reading, you feel like you are watching a movie playing in your head, it was chock full of action and suspense and the author did a fantastic job of describing everything so perfectly and painting a picture in your mind.

It was the perfect mix of action and romance, and I loved the dynamic between the two main characters.

Liliana is a ‘runner’, a particularly good one who is skilled at what she does. She has been doing it for the last 5 years, but there is a very specific reason as to why a normal everyday law abiding girl decides to do a dangerous job in risky locations across the world.

Presently, she finds herself holed up in a safe house in Liberia, waiting for a haul to take place on a diamond that she needs to deliver to the Russian Bratva.

Marcelle ‘Marc ‘ De Sant is the mercenary who is tasked with stealing the diamond, He’s been on his own for most of his life, he works for himself and doesn’t care how many bad people he has to kill in order to get a job done.

He and Lily have gotten close during their stay in the safe house waiting for the time to complete their jobs, so when they decide to have a goodbye roll in the hay they are not expecting to see each other again.

What follows is an adventure of extreme bad-assery, hot steamy sex and a storyline that will keep you on your toes and there is a love/hate dynamic going on which always makes for explosive chemistry.

“Why is everything a fucking battle with you? I feel like I need to constantly be kicking your ass just to get anything I want,”

I applaud Stylo for both the depth of characters and story that she is able to write, especially within such a complex continent as Africa.

Marc and Lily’s story is not over, they still have a long way to go and this book ended on a mother of a cliffhanger. I am an eager beaver to find out how it’s all going to end.

This is book 1 of 2, told in the third person from dual POV. Ends on a cliffhanger.

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

About the Author

Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since …, forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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