Fate hasn’t always been friends with Isabelle West. In fact, fate has been a downright bitch.
Isabelle has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn’t by your side. It can hand you dreams on silver platters, but it can snatch them right back and hand you nightmares. One thing Isabelle knew for sure fate was consistent with was taking away everything she ever loved.
For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle…her ex-husband.
When problems start causing her to fear her new life, and memories that are better left forgotten start rushing to the surface the last thing she needs is a ghost from her past to come knocking on her door.
Axel never thought he would look into the eyes of Isabelle West again, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to now. He’s carried his anger for so long he isn’t sure he can just turn it off, but when he is faced with protecting her and an unexpected desire to have her again, life gets a little more complicated.
How will Axel and Isabelle deal when all their cards are put on the table and everything they thought was true blows up in their faces?
When Izzy is seventeen, Axel leaves for the Marines and through this one choice, their lives are forever changed. Through horrendous circumstances, they are forced to be apart for 12 long years.
“People say karma is a bitch but I have news for you, karma doesn’t have anything on fate when she is after blood. Not a single thing.”
Thinking Axel is dead, Izzy meets an amazing guy, who, although isn’t her Axel, seems perfect. Brandon is successful, showers her with romance and extravagant gifts, and very quickly becomes her husband. Two years into their marriage, she discovers that he was basically a wolf in sheep clothing. Enduring years of mental and physical abuse, she finally escapes her hell with the help of her best friend Dee and her soon to be brother from another mother, ex-marine Greg. At a night out on the town to celebrate her birthday, Greg introduces Izzy and Dee to all of his Marine brothers. And guess who one of his brothers is? None other than HER Axel! Yeah, things just got interesting!
“ Even through the anger of losing you-I still knew you were my angel. My light.”
However, after Axel gets fed up with her crap, things get much better. Izzy becomes less of a victim and much stronger with Axel by her side. In a nutshell, I understand why she was the way she was, but there were a few parts in the book I felt like slapping her. Having said all that, I would still most definitely recommend this book. The way the two characters find their way back to love after being torn apart made it all the much better read for me. It is told from alternating POV’s and is extremely well written. I felt every emotion that the character was experiencing and can’t wait to read more of this series. I can’t wait to read Greg’s story!
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