Lieutenant Alexander Colton and February Owens were high school sweethearts. Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened and Feb broke Colt’s heart then she turned wild and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left town.
Fifteen years later, Feb comes back to help run the family bar. But there’s so much water under the bridge separating her and Colt everyone knows they’ll never get back together.
Until someone starts hacking up people in Feb’s life. Colt is still Colt and Feb is still Feb so the town watches as Colt goes all out to find the murderer while trying to keep Feb safe.
As the bodies pile up, The Feds move in and a twisting, turning story unravels exposing a very sick man who has claimed numerous victims along the way, Feb and Colt battle their enduring attraction and the beautiful but lost history that weaves them together.
No one writes more heartbreaking and heartwrenching second chance love stories like KA, and Feb and Colt’s is purely beautiful. Everyone knew that there could always only be Colt and Feb together and no one else, but something tragic happened that drove these two high school sweethearts apart- mainly Feb to leave town to get away from Colt. Until they meet again, when Colt is a holy hot police officer and Feb’s life is in danger, and they way he swoops in for her, is incredibly sexy.
They way that KA writes her romances is half the reason why I love her books so much, she practically tears your heart open with devastation around when Feb and Colt broke up or when they couldn’t be together despite being in love, but its also swooning to see them together. Feb and Colt have this undying chemistry and such an effortless love, it’s dreamy really.
I absolutely adore Kristen Ashley’s books, and while this one was no different, I do have a few issues with this book. I think this is a factor in most books by her, but I found the fact that the protagonists in her books are just physically ‘perfect’, a little toxic. You know everyone wants them and they’re the shit- and especially in this book, I found the fact that Colt puts down his past girlfriends just because Feb is it for him, really wrong. Most books have altogether perfect looking characters but KA’s books just constantly keep mentioning their attractiveness.
Another thing, Feb and Colt are in their freaking fourties! This is a personal choice without a doubt, and I do know a lot of her books have characters around this age range but I can read upto 35 man, I found out almost halfway through the book and had to read the rest imagining that they’re 30.
Also, I think another personal preference, but I feel like the plots of her stories are starting to get a little monotonous for me.
I would rate this book 4/5 stars because I did overall enjoy it and I don’t have it in me to rate a KA book lesser but I do think that I’ll abstain from reading her other books for a short while now.