He never wanted to be a hero…until she needed him to be.
It took Kennedy Moore years to put her life back together after Reese Spencer shattered it. But she did. Now, years later, strong and independent, she is in pursuit of a single dream—to dance with the Altman American Dance Theater. Unfortunately, Kennedy is learning that a girl from nowhere with no money and no contacts might never be able to reach her goal.
That is, until Reese reappears, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that Kennedy just can’t refuse. In exchange for working on his yacht for a few short weeks, he’ll get her an audition with the famous dance troupe. All Kennedy has to do is keep her head down, work hard and resist Reese. That sounds easy enough, right?
Reese doesn’t want to make it easy for Kennedy. Seeing her again has started a fire in his blood—an unwelcome one. It took him years to forget about her before, so this time he has a plan. It’s simple: Get Kennedy on his yacht, seduce her, get her out of his system, move on with his life. That sounds easy enough, right?
But the one thing Reese didn’t plan for was Kennedy herself—a girl so strong yet so broken, she makes him want to rescue her, to take care of her. To save her. Even if he has to save her from himself.
This book blew me away.
Reese Spencer owns several high end dance clubs. He is rich, powerful and sexy as sin. A playboy who thinks he is king of the mountain and living the life. Until Kennedy Moore walks back into his life.
“I’ve spent the last dozen or so years perfecting the art of never being wrong and never feeling guilty.”
Kennedy Moore found the love of her life when she was a child. But that was ripped away from her. She has demons that haunt her daily. But she is bound and determined to make a new life for herself. Doing the one thing she loves most, Dancing. That is until she finds out her new boss is none other than Reese Spencer the one person who she thought she would never see again.
“I turn away from my reflection and walk towards the door. There’s no place to go but forward. I learned a long time ago that I can never go back.“.
I think if I had to come up with one word that describes this book it would be Beautiful. The love shared between Reese and Kennedy is breathtaking. I love how the two characters come from different backgrounds yet find their way to each other no matter what. The secrets and lies haunt them both in this book. It is a tragic tale of love ripped apart, stomped on and then built back up.
“I’ve never forgotten you, Kennedy. I’ve never stopped thinking about you, about us. I want you. And you know that. I promise you,” he says, dipping his head to kiss my chin, “that I’ll make you want to come to me.” He flexes his hips as though thrusting into me even though there are clothes between us. “Just don’t fight it too long.”
The journey these two go on only makes you want for them so much more. At first I despised Reese, but when he spots Kennedy dancing at his club you see him melt. As memories flood him and her both you see the past connection, the love, the want, and the need. You want for them to be together Reese becomes a whole different person around Kennedy. He becomes Himself, the man he should have always been.
“I’ve loved you from the moment I met you. For fourteen years, I’ve loved you. And I’ll love you for a million more.”
“The only forever I want is with you. Nothing in my life means more to me than you. No money, no power, no possessions. I don’t need any of that. I only need you. I. Only. Need. You.”
But things are not always easy in life. There are mountains to climb and as with any good story this one has its mountains.
“She trusted me when she couldn’t trust anyone else, gave me the only thing she had to give, and I shit all over it.”
Kennedy- “Then I hope you’re okay with disappointment, because there’s no way in hell I’d go down that road again.”
Can Reese and Kennedy overcome their demons? Can they come together and make this epic love work? Life is full of great questions. I hope you will read and find out what happens to Reese and Kennedy. M. Leighton really did an awesome job with this book. I was engaged, intrigued, in awe,and in love. I was all over the place with emotion. I hope to see more on the Spencer Family in the future. 5 stars.
**Received an Arc in exchange for an honest review **
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About M. Leighton:
M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.