As a member of the Bourbon Street Boys private security firm, Antoinette “Toni” Delacourte is one strong woman, but despite her reputation for being tough as nails, she is haunted by her past mistakes. Now they’re catching up to her, and throwing her for a loop.
Ten years ago, Toni kissed Lucky, her brother’s best friend. Worried it would break apart the group she’d come to see as family, she walked away—straight into the arms of Charlie, and an abusive relationship.
For the past decade she’s tried to keep her feelings for Lucky platonic—he’s her friend, her colleague, and he’s got his own past to deal with. Free of Charlie but unable to shake his memory, Toni finds herself feeling vulnerable and unable to deny her attraction to Lucky any longer.
She’s always thought that kiss was her first mistake, but now she’s wondering whether the real mistake was running away.
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I tried really hard to like this book because the the writing is great with a very nice pacing. The secondary characters are wonderful also. What really got me however was Toni, the heroine. She is so busy blaming herself for things that occurred five years ago that I am rather surprised that she hasn't found a way to get herself shot especially considering her line of work.
Personally I have been in an abusive relationship and I do know how it can color one's outlook but enough is enough. It really gets boring when we are hearing how horrible she is at least once a page. I would recommend giving this book a pass however if more books are written about the Bourbon Street Boys they might be worth checking out. Remember how I said the other characters are great.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.