Burned by Christina Phillips
Series: Viking Bastards MC #3
Publication Date: April 16th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Ten years ago I offered her everything, and she threw it back in my face. When she walked, I vowed no other woman would ever screw with my head the way she did. I moved on. Now I'm the V.P. of the Bastards, run my own nightclub, and nameless sex keeps me sane. No commitment or ties, just the way I like it.
Now she's back, for one week only, gorgeous, successful, and I can't keep away. She offers a long goodbye, a way to heal our fractured past. She burned me so bad––there's no way I should even want to be near her. But the more she gives, the more I need. Until I discover the real reason she left, and my whole damn world implodes...
When Jasmine returns to L.A. to take care of things after her mother dies, the last person she expects to see is Tyler Jenson. He was the love of her life until she was 17 and then moved away to live in Florida with her dad. Both Jas and Ty thought they’d be together forever, so it was a shock to everyone when she just suddenly up and moved. When Jas sees Ty outside of her mother’s workplace she tells herself that she’s over him and moves on after they say hello. She never expects Ty to show up at her mom’s apartment asking for sex but she’s more than willing to give it to him. They both say “no strings” and that it doesn’t mean anything, but one night turns into a week and a half and by that time they each know that there are more strings than they can handle.
Ty can tell himself that he’s over Jas all he wants but he knows that he’s lying to himself. He was devastated when Jas suddenly moved and broke all ties with him. He never stopped loving her and when he sees her again, all of those old feelings bubble to the surface. While he says the sex means nothing to him, inside he knows that it means so much. A tough biker he may be but with Jas he’s a kind, giving person – and one that had always put Jas first in his life. Pieces of a puzzle he could never understand ten years earlier start to come together and what Ty discovers changes his life forever.
I have to say that when I picked up this book I wasn’t expecting it to be as emotional as it was. At first, when Jas and Ty get together it was pretty standard reunion stuff. There was, however, an emotional thread that started weaving throughout the story the longer the two were together that caught my attention. It was subtle, but there, and written pretty well. As the book continued things got very emotional and frankly there was one point in the book where I almost cried. I almost never cry while reading! WTH? Lol
Now, I didn’t read either book one or two in this series so I had no insights into the secondary characters/couples that appeared in this story. That said, I really didn’t feel that I needed to read those books in order to get this one. I think it stood pretty well all on its own.
Overall a good book that I really enjoyed reading. This was definitely more relationship driven than MC driven. There was very little interaction with the MC, actually, so even if you’re not a fan of MC romances, but like a good contemporary romance, this would be a good one to pick up.
Rating: 4 out of 5