Author: Sloane Kennedy
Series: Barretti Brothers, #2
Genre: M/M Romance
# of Pages: 214
Publication Date: August 21st 2015
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He wants revenge against the brothers who betrayed him but first he has to get past the one man he can’t resist…
At the tender age of eight, Rafe Barretti lost everything. His parents, his childhood, his innocence. And the brothers who were supposed to protect him let him go instead. Twenty years later and he’s finally ready to exact his revenge by taking away everything they hold dear – their company, their reputations, their futures. But even that isn’t enough - their loved ones will have to pay too and all their precious secrets are fair game.
Former mercenary Cade Gamble’s only job is to take down the hacker stealing sensitive, private information from Barretti Security Group and Cade is damn good at his job. But there’s more at stake because the co-founders of BSG, Dom and Vin Barretti, are like family and no one touches Cade’s family. The fact that the vengeful young man turns out to be the youngest of the Barretti clan doesn’t matter. But when their tumultuous encounters turn into something more, Cade will have to decide between protecting the only family he has and giving in to his need to save Rafe from himself.
Can Cade help Rafe find redemption so he can forgive the sins of the past or will Rafe’s quest for vengeance destroy them both?
5 out of 5 stars
I originally heard about Sloane Kennedy from her "The Protectors" series and fell in love with her writing, so when I saw she had another series I knew I had to read through that one as well. For some reason I skipped the first book in the series, but this book can be read as a stand alone so I didn't feel like I was completely lost.
My heart for Rafe and all of the things he went through in his life. He still had a lot of anger and resentment with his brothers over his past and felt more and more conflicted as the story continued. Because of the way he grew up, he has intimacy issues and doesn't know how to be with someone just for his own pleasure.
Cade and Rafe had a lot of chemistry from the moment they met, but neither one of them trust each other. Cade is working for Rafe's brothers, so he often feels torn between loyalty to them and his attraction to Rafe.
This book repeatedly ripped my heart out and made me feel devastated for all of the characters involved, but it DOES have a HEA so no worries! Now I have to read the next in the series about Ren because I need to know what's going on with him... I'm hooked!
**Trigger Warning: If you have a problem with mentions of past rape and/or violence then this may not be the book for you. **
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