Blurb: Born with a broken heart, Hadley Rivera hasn't stopped fighting since the moment she drew her first breath. Coddled and spoiled by her wealthy parents, she's finally managed to break free and live life on her own terms. With a bestselling series of graphic novels and her very own thriving arts center, Hadley has one more box to check on her to-do list.
And his name is Finn Connolly.
Damaged and broken, former Marine Finn Connolly has never wanted anything as badly as he wants Hadley. After saving her life from a cartel assassin, he can't stop thinking about the alluring heiress with striking gray eyes—or all the reasons he'll never be good enough for her.
Until one perfect night together changes everything…
But his decision to cross a cartel threatens his life and those of everyone he loves. With the cartel and the Russian mob breathing down his neck, Finn learns Hadley's heart is giving out on her again. After everything he's survived to finally find his perfect other half, Finn refuses to lose her now.
He'll prove his heart is strong enough for both of them.
Review: Those of you who know me of follow the blog already know I love Roxie Rivera's books. I'm totally digging the Fighting Connollys series. One reason is it features so many characters from her Russian Protectors series which I love. I'm just saying...Nikolai. Mmm.
I really enjoyed the first two books, In Kelly's Corner and In Jack's Arms, but I think this third in the series had to be my favorite. There was something about it that had more of an emotional impact for me. As I read, I'll admit I might have had a few tears in my eyes.
This particular hero and heroine are perfect for each other. They are each defective in their own ways and coping with it the best they can. What I loved is their open honesty with each other and the fact their flaws didn't hinder their romance. Finn and Hadley just took it in stride and didn't allow their issues to weigh them down. They both wanted something they didn't imagine they would ever find, and the pair wasn't above fighting for what they wanted, which was each other.
Don't get me wrong, Finn can be all protective and do what he has to in order to protect his lady, but he's just so flipping sweet with Hadley, and I ate it up. So naturally when these two find their happily-ever-after, I'm sure I had a cheesy grin on my face.
All in all, this is a quick read with a bit of action, sweetness, and romance. Plus, it features a lot of characters from other books which I like.
Available for purchase at: Amazon
***I just loved this book so much, and since I'm a big fan of Roxie's books, I'm offering a digital copy of the first book in the Fighting Connollys series. Just leave me a comment with your email address to be entered to win. :) ***
When Kelly spots Bee weaving her way through the Houston nightspot where he's working security, all those feelings he's desperately tried to deny for his best friend's sister come flooding to the surface. He'll do anything to keep her safe, even if it means getting up close and personal with the one woman he simply can't have.
Soon, Bee's stalker isn't his only problem. His gambling addict father is tangled in a mess of debts to two of Houston's toughest loan sharks. With the family gym on the line, there's only one way for Kelly to make everything right. He agrees to fight for the Albanian mob in an underground bare-knuckle tournament.
But winning the tournament and saving his family's legacy comes at a high price--one that just might cost Bee her life.