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I have to admit that this one was a little choppy in the beginning getting the story going, but after a little while it really picks up and is a very good book! Layla was born into a rich family, but her mother was not married to her father and therefore she is unwanted by the family. Kept outside of their reach for much of her life, a tragic accident takes her mother and boyfriend and Layla is blamed for their deaths. Leaving her fending for herself in the walls of the family that never wanted her.
Now she’s grown up and someone has been blackmailing her about the truth behind that car accident that took their lives and Layla is at her wit’s end with being the unwanted family member and never being able to find a family of her own. Until she’s asked to babysit for her best friend Liberty who is getting married and the groom’s brother is going to stay with her as well.
Maxim is devastatingly handsome and there’s a pull between him and Layla that neither of them can keep ignoring. But they do! This is a slow burn kind of romance where all the goods come at the end – but turned out alright by me because their build up was a really good one anyway.
A great story and a really hot ending that I wasn’t quite expecting but welcomed all the same. This is the third book in this series and it didn’t disappoint at all! Layla is feisty and Maxim has a firm hand that is sure to show her who’s the boss and help her keep in line as well as feel as loved as she’s always wanted.
About The Book
Layla has been her family’s disappointment all her life.
Haunted by her trauma, she drifted through life without a purpose and searching for love in all the wrong places.
A yearly reminder by a stranger ensures she never forgets her mistake.
Maxim is loved by everyone. Darkness within him demands control. His experience in the military left no room for softness.
Layla and Maxim’s paths cross, more than once. When their paths cross at the masquerade ball, the sizzling attraction takes on a whole new level.
What happens when Layla figures out who’s her mysterious man behind Phantom mask? Or when she’s cornered into another blackmail?