by Courtney Cole (Goodreads Author)Sometimes, one dark moment is all it takes to turn your world black...
For 24-year old Dominic Kinkaide, that moment took place on the night of his high school graduation. One dark incident changed him forever. He's a hardened actor now, famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured in his own. He doesn't care about much of anything, except for losing himself in the roles that he plays.
23-year old Jacey Vincent doesn't realize how much her father's indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn't one specific moment that wrecks a person, but rather it's an absence of moments. She's like a bird with a broken wing-strong yet fragile, as she tries to float through life, finding acceptance in the arms of random guys, one after the other... to fill the void that her father left in her.
Until she meets Dominic.
After jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, his secret and her issues create a dark and damaged energy that will soon turn their attraction to each other into an explosive storm.
Even though when the clouds have cleared and the dust has settled, both of them are almost obliterated... they've learned a priceless lesson.
Sometimes, before we fall... we fly.
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Genre: NA Contemporary
I'm always a sucker for the broken bad boy and oh boy! did Dominic fit the bill.
He was so tortured and dark and was using pain and sex as a way to protect himself. To get a better understanding of Dominic is good to read the novella Until We Burn. It's not a must but it does help to get into Dominic's head.
As much as I love Brand and I so hope he gets his own HEA very soon, Dominic and Jacey were perfect together.
Both broken but due to this they had an unshakable understanding that helped bond them they way nothing else could.
Courtney Cole is such a mastermind getting you reeled into the angst of the brokenness of her characters with the hope of them finding light in their darkness.
From the beginning you are hooked into just waiting to find out what broke Dominic and Courtney keeps you going for quite a while until we finally find out the sad truth of what broke Dominic.
Jacey has always been more open with who she is and what she struggles with, which gives her the strength and beauty that she possess.
Jacey fights for the good in Dominic while he fights his own personal demons but Jacey's love is fierce and unconditional and beautiful.
The bitch in me wanted to see Amy's reaction of Dominic & Jacey's happiness but that did not deter from the story at all.
It was raw, deep and beautiful.
4 Broken Thumbs Up!