With Fuchsia as the “heroine,” you know exactly what kind of book this is going to be – sexy, to the point, and full of suspense. And Nicole Snow delivers that. At about a third of the typical length of Snow’s books, this wastes no time getting right into the heart of the story. It’s a second chance romance that mixes flashbacks with present day, and you’ll probably want to be familiar with the Heroes of Heart’s Edge series before you start reading. While there is a love story, the suspense is the focal point, making this have an insta-lust/insta-love feel that will make you feel a bit shortchanged if you’re not already invested in Fuchsia’s character. As a standalone, it’s just okay; but as a companion to the series, it does the trick.
The story follows Fuchsia, the love-to-hate-her femme fatale featuring in other books in this series. She’s cold, unfeeling, and always seems to be around when trouble comes to town. No Fair Lady shows her softer side – to a point. She’s never going to be a warm and fuzzy heroine, but Oliver makes a great partner for her. Older, patient, and able to see beneath the emotionless exterior, Oliver got to know Fuchsia well before circumstances tore them apart. With more trouble on the horizon, it’s the right time for Oliver to make a reappearance in Fuchsia’s life… and to get his woman back.
Though I’ve been following along with this series, I almost didn’t pick up Fuchsia’s book because I just couldn’t see myself connecting to her. The reason I did is because the storylines overlap so much, and I didn’t want to be confused when reading the next one. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by both the length of the book and the amount that I enjoyed Fuchsia’s story. While I don’t think I will ever love Fuchsia, I liked getting a better understanding of her motivations and the short length accomplishes that without lingering too much on the drama. I would’ve liked more time spent on the relationship, but, again, I am glad Snow didn’t linger longer than necessary. It moves the series forward while opening up some possibilities for future books, and makes a nice complement to the series as a whole. I received a free copy via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review of this short, suspenseful book.
Unbreakable. Lethal. Rip-your-heart-out fine.
Now let me tell you about him…
Oliver Major was the only lunk brave enough to tame me.
Strict. Rich. Deliciously handsome. The right kind of scary.
And the scary kind of right.
He was my rugged oasis in high-stakes corporate hell.
The day he disappeared without a trace sheared my soul.
Years later, I’m on a date with destiny.
A risky mission seeking answers to my train wreck of a life.
Then a little tip from Heart’s Edge blows open the shocking truth.
What Galentron Inc took from me isn’t gone.
Maybe I didn’t sign myself over to the devil for nothing.
Think this is my big redemption?
Behind every villainess, there’s a story.
Beneath every ice princess, an old flame.
And once, there was a man who stole my heart.
The same big bad protector who’s come back to haunt me.
Oh, the things I’d give to taste Oliver one more time…
…but how can I ever forgive him?
From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow – the bad girl with a heart of stone rediscovers the hero she thought she’d lost. An unlikely Happily Ever After with a twist. Reading the previous Heroes of Heart’s Edge books first is recommended.