Between the twists and turns, the little surprises and the ending of the story, I was happy that I ignored my hang-ups and read this Christmas story that had a little miracle of it’s own in the end. ~ Kitty – Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Brotherhood. Family. Club.
They live and die by their own rules.
These are the men of the Royal Bastards and they’ll ride through Hell for each other.
Hollywood never apologizes for who he is or where he came from… The Royal Bastards don’t know everything there is to know about his past. He’s a man who’s dedicated to his brothers and his family and protects those he loves, especially Talena. She’s the one woman who’s holds his heart. He’ll destroy anyone who dares harm one hair on or gorgeous head.
Talena Haven has always had everything she’s wanted… Her life looks perfect, except there’s one thing she longs for that she can’t have, or can she? As dreams shatter, becoming nightmares, she turns to the only man who has always protected her.
Some Say The Devil Tempted Them… Those who do are either fooling themselves or they’re liars. Hollywood is neither. In fact, some might say he’s the very devil because he will stop at nothing to ensure Talena’s safety. As secrets come to light, revealing a devasting truth that rocks their foundations, everything Hollywood and Talena know is threatened.
Well, Hollywood and Talena were definitely interesting. Is this my favorite Royal Sons story? No. But, I did enjoy the book. There were just a few things that didn’t sit well with me … I understood it but, I couldn’t throw myself into this story as I do with almost all of Elle Boon’s books. I was also confused in a few places which threw me off a little as well.
Hollywood and Talena just didn’t have the chemistry that I have grown to love and expect from Elle. Well, to me they didn’t. I couldn’t feel it. I understood the protectiveness but couldn’t get myself to accept the love between them. My problem, my hang-up … they may not be yours and you may see the chemistry but, I couldn’t.
As for being confused in places, it was the characters. I kept getting lost with who was who and how they fit into the story itself. But, they did bring comic relief when things were getting tense. Elle Boon has a way of doing that within a story … sometimes when you least expect it. And, it works.
I enjoyed the family aspect of the story and just how far Hollywood would go to protect those he loved and respected. I’m still not sure why he’s ashamed of his past or his time in the military. He had a job to do and he did it. He also had a family to protect and he did that too.
Between the twists and turns, the little surprises and the ending of the story, I was happy that I ignored my hang-ups and read this Christmas story that had a little miracle of it’s own in the end.