About the book
Love takes no prisoners…
Billionaire Dominic Baine stepped into Avery Ross’s life when it was at its lowest. Obsessed with the beautiful, struggling artist, Nick was determined to have her. What began as a scorching seduction soon burned out of control, exploding into a white-hot passion neither of
them could deny.
Yet Nick and Avery are two damaged people, both haunted by dark secrets with the power to destroy them. And for Nick, the ugly past that shaped him cannot compare to the unforgivable deception that drives Avery from his arms, from his life. Now the man accustomed to having everything he desires must find a way to redeem himself to the only woman he has ever loved.
Avery Ross has known heartbreak. She has known betrayal and loss, but nothing like the pain that loving Dominic Baine has brought into her life. Reeling from the aftermath of his devastating revelation, instead of allowing despair to break her, she builds herself into something stronger—the fearless woman and artist Nick’s passion has taught her to be. Yet her heart is in pieces, and despite everything she has, the one thing she needs is the man whose possessive desires and consuming love holds the power to either save them both or shatter her forever…
This book is the final in the 100 trilogy and the conclusion to Nick and Avery’s epic love story.
For two books, we have followed Nick and Avery through their passionate, all-consuming love affair – him, the determined alpha billionaire, and her, the struggling artist. They found something incredible together, and I was swept up in their super steamy romance and insatiable need for each other. But they both have demons from their past which continue to haunt them, and secrets were revealed at the end of the last book which changed everything and left us with a hideous cliffhanger.
I have been eagerly anticipating this book, which picks up pretty much where the last one left off, but this time giving us Nick’s POV in addition to Avery’s, and I love that! I love that we finally get to see what he’s thinking and feeling, and though I didn’t miss it in the earlier books, I think it added a lot to this story.
When I see something I desire, I don’t waste time waiting for it to land at my feet. I reach for it. I take what I want, by fair means or foul. And … when I caught my first glimpse of Avery Ross – what I wanted above anything else was her.
A miracle I never expected.
The angel I’ll do anything to deserve.
And while we do get taken back to that big moment, this book has a surprising twist that I wasn’t expecting, and it got the feels going right away. I won’t give any details because I don’t want to be spoilery, but suffice to say, I was sucked right back into Nick and Avery’s world and was frantically flipping pages to see how it was all going to turn out.
In spite of everything we’ve been through, there is still this. There will always be this. I know it as surely as I see the same truth reflected in his stormy blue eyes. We will be drawn together like this always, even if it hurts.
Even if it destroys us.
It’s not an easy road for Nick and Avery, by any means. Nick’s refusal to open up to Avery has always been an issue between them, but now that her life is laid out bare for him, if he wants any future between them, he needs to take that final step. It’s a battle for him, and as the truth is revealed, I can absolutely understand why. His past is dark and utterly heartbreaking, but his struggle to move forward is explored really well, and I really liked how it all unfolded.
“You’re a good man, Dominic Baine.”
“No. I’m not. But I want to be. For you.”
“You’re the only man I want. The only one I love.”
But it’s all about the romance, and that was the highlight of this book for me. Despite all that they go through, Nick and Avery’s passion is still very much alive, as is their all-consuming need for each other, and I was easily caught up in the steaminess and emotion. The sexy time is super-hot, but it’s not just sex, it’s an extension of all that they feel for each other, and the intensity of their love for each other is beautifully expressed with lots of sweet and swoony moments along with all of the hotness.
“I love you too,” I murmur against her lips. “With everything I am now and will ever be, Avery, I love you.”
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, but it finishes off Nick and Avery’s story really nicely, leaving them in a really good place. And there may even be a hint there for a future story featuring Avery’s friend, Lita and a certain rock star? As always, I’ll be looking forward to whatever Lara Adrian has for us next.
An Advanced Review Copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
The 100 Series
About the Author
LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 international bestselling author with nearly 4 million
books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed in more than 20 countries. Her
upcoming release is FOR 100 REASONS, the third book in a contemporary romance series that
reviewers are calling “phenomenal” and “one of the hottest series of the year”. Learn more
about the author and her books at LaraAdrian.com.