Release Date: December 27, 2011
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Reviewed by: Amber R.
Lethal undercover agent Stefan Prakenskii knew a thousand ways to kills a man—and twice as many ways to pleasure a woman. That’s what made him look forward to his new mission: arrive in the coastal town of Sea Haven and insinuate himself in the life of an elusive beauty who had mysterious ties to his past, and a link to a dangerously seductive, and equally elusive master criminal who wanted only one thing: to possess her.
Judith Henderson was an artist on the rise—an ethereal, and haunted woman whose own picture-perfect beauty stirred the souls of two men who have made her their obsession. For years she has been waiting for someone to come and unlock the passion and fire within her—waiting for the right man to surrender it to. But only one man can survive her secrets, and the shadow she has cast over both their lives.
The Things I Liked: I really like the story and the premise with the sisters. I'm really interested to see how they came to be together. Also I'm sure the rest of the sisters will have a story and I can't wait to see what happens with them too. I liked Judith enough but she didn't resonate highly with me. Same goes for Stefan. So while a lot of the other aspects of the story I really loved, these two main characters weren't my favorite.
The Things I Didn't Like: Stefan is really controlling and possessive of Judith. And I really can't stand the way he talks to her. It's really gross. I know it's probably just my personal preference. But it's almost like a doting father talking to a daughter and it creeps me out. Also, their relationship moved really quick. I know again that it's supposed to be one of those things where things move quickly on purpose but again not my preference.
All in all: It's not bad. The meat is there. And I'm super intrigued by the sisters as a whole. There are a few of them that really have me intrigued. While I would read it, I would definitely do it during an extremely slow week.