This book is definitely in the 18+ category. It is hot and steamy at moments and deeply emotionally moving in others. The past lives of the two main characters are fully developed throughout the novel and the ending will have you screaming NO because it leaves you wanting to know what happens!! Enough so that I immediately went and bought the second in this series!
Marcelle Deschamps lost her beloved race car driver husband in a brutal accident. She can not get over it. She herself is a world class cyclist. One night she decides to pick up her mail and sees Stefan Ziegler lying in a pool of blood. She manages to get them out of there and ultimately saves Stephan's life. Stephan is a cold blooded mercenary but he and Marcelle seem to be able to get along while living in Marcelle's condo. Stephan falls in love with her but decides he is going to wait until she is ready--if ever. Then that fateful night when he loses control-He goes back to the rest of the mercenary crew-then the book ends OUCH.
There are a couple of twists and turns which I really can't tell you--but I will re state-this book is totally for adult readers 18 years of age and older!! (It is not anything like Shades of Gray which I did not like!!).
About the Book: (from Amazon)
This is the first book in the Crossfire Trilogy.
A deadly mercenary wakes up in the home of Marcelle Deschamps, a woman he has never met, but who haunts his dreams. As the weeks go by, and his body heals, he finds himself falling in love with her, but can he overcome the guilt he feels at the life stolen from her? Will the dark side of his psyche, the result of his terrible past, triumph and hurt her? If she finds out his part in the death of her husband, will she chase him away or grant him absolution?
Marcelle Deschamps, the golden girl of world cycling, struggles to cope with life after the death of her husband, a famous racing driver. Life is a challenge, where even a restful night’s sleep is impossible. She saves ’s life when she finds him helpless and wounded, and gives him shelter in her home. Soon she finds out that her patient has the uncanny ability to grant her the peace that has eluded her for two years. Claude, a close friend, warns her that Stefan is a soulless killer, and not the man he pretends to be. Should she believe Claude, or listen to what her heart tells her? Can she risk trusting the man who holds her heart in his hands?
Excerpt from Crossfire:
Stefan’s lighter skin and pale hair contrasted with her memories of her husband’s dark features against the white hospital sheets. She remembered from the passport photo that in health he was remarkably handsome. Now a day’s dark stubble shadowed lean cheeks and a strong chin, and silky blond hair spilled onto the pale green pillow cover. His mouth looked as if it could smile often, his parted lips revealing regular white teeth. It was a perfect face, she had to admit, sinister in its beauty, like a mask that served to conceal something hideous. A shiver passed through her. Perhaps when he woke and she could see his eyes, she might feel reassured she had made the right decision.
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
My name is Niki Savage. I love writing for the escapism it offers, allowing me to inhabit a world of my own choosing. For that reason, I am also an avid reader, immersing myself in the imaginings of other writers. And movies, well, don't get me started. I go into withdrawal if I don't see at least two new movies a week.
I love chocolate, and consume the fruits of the cocoa bean in some form or another every day. Not really into ice cream, though, chocolate or otherwise.
In my spare time, I run a small shelter for feral cats, and find it very rewarding.
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