Friday, October 11, 2013




Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by the boyfriend. She had two choices. Call the cops and be killed by his family’s mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her. Carter Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she’s the reason he became that weapon in the first place.



Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!



"Tell me what happened." His plea was so soft.
I broke. This wasn't the stranger anymore. This was Carter, the boy I had grown up with. I flung my arms around him and pulled him down. Instead of fighting, I clung to him now.
He wrapped his arms around me and rolled to his side. He patted my back and tucked his head into the crook of my neck and shoulder. I felt his lips brush there as he repeated, "You have to tell me. I won't hurt you. I will protect you."
A shudder went through my body. At last. Those were the words I was desperate for. He moved his hands, one sliding down to my hip and the other cradling the back of my head, he pressed into me. The last of my reserve fled then. A gasp escaped me and I pressed against him. I needed him.
Shame flooded me. He knew. What kind of person was I? Fighting, running away, and then starting to tremble in his arms?
His hand started to caress my hip. His fingers slid underneath my shirt and moved under my pants' waistband. He held me there, his hand splayed out. I tried to resist, but I wanted to wind my legs around him. I wanted to pull him on top of me and feel his hand between my legs. But I didn't do anything. I lay there, still, as my heart pounded inside of me. He could feel the beat against him. The thumping drowned everything else out.
He pressed a soft kiss to my forehead and raised himself up again. He looked down at me. The plea in his eyes was still there. As he brushed some of my hair from my forehead, he asked, "Do you not trust me?"
I nodded. "I'm scared of you."
A small grin appeared at the corners of his mouth. "You are?"
"I don't know who you are anymore." I couldn't believe I was admitting any of that, but I needed to trust someone. I had to if I was going to survive what I had done. Feeling a little bit brave, I touched his chest. My hand spread out like his was on my back. His heart was steady. I murmured, "I know who you are. I know you're the Cold Killer. I know what you did for AJ." A tear slipped from the corner of my eye. It fell unheeded. "I always wanted to thank you for that."


Holy Shit! There are few times that I have come across a character so powerful that before he is fully introduced in a book that I am already wet with anticipation to finally meet him. Carter Reed is this man. Just the way he was portrayed prior to a proper introduction I knew I was a goner. The way he is described is just WOW!
"He was gorgeous with striking cheekbones, blue eyes that reminded me of a wolf, and dark blonde hair. All of that plus  a six foot two lean build with muscular shoulders."
I wasn't really sure what I was getting into when I signed up for this blog tour, but reading the synopsis I just knew this was going to not be the run of the mill book. I am so glad I listened to myself.  

The book focuses on Emma and the things she does to help and protect her friends, by doing what she did it put her in danger. Her brother (who was murdered) told her if she ever needed anything to go to Carter Reed (his best friend) and he would take care and protect her. This is where it gets interesting. Carter grew up with Emma and her brother but, once he was murdered they sort of lost touch with each other. Carter now is part of the mob. Now I have watched many mob movies and read enough about the mob to know how ruthless they are. I was a bit apprehensive and scared for Emma. As the story unfolded I began to fall in love with Carter. Who am I kidding I was obsessed with him even before he had actual dialogue.

I know you all know that I love a good book with drama, hot men, and well just a good plot. This book took all of those things I crave and much more. Emma is a strong character. She made certain choices and did what she felt was necessary for her survival as well as her friends. There were times I felt that Emma needed to check herself. She would rush into certain things without thinking things through. She is a great friend and is willing to do whatever she can to ensure that the people she loves are always taken care of. 

Carter, is...I don't even know what words I can use to describe him....lets see he is caring, thoughtful, successful  dangerous, mysterious, smart and so fucking hot. He will go to the ends of the earth to protect Emma. He also made decisions in his life to ensure the survival of those he loves. Let me tell you this, he radiates so much sex appeal off the pages that I was a puddle of wetness and he hadn't even touched Emma yet. It is that HOT! Man oh man what he can do with his hands. Never had I thought that any man could top Travis Maddox but let me say that Carter Reed has. 

This book had me hooked from page 3. I could not stop reading and when I had to, I just kept thinking about the book and what would happen next. It was amazing because it is so unlike other books that I have read recently. Yes, there is a love story but I mean the plot line. There are twists and drama. The story of Emma and Carter is told so well that I was not left feeling like I needed more. Carter's love for her shows and I melted anytime he spoke to her about how he would protect her. When he tells her what and why he does/did things made my heart swell and fall further in lust with him. The author did a great job in keeping the story flowing well. I never felt as if there were things missing or not adding up. Even though this is a book with mobsters she did a great job in making me feel like I was there in the midst of it all. 

I gave this book
5/5 hearts


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