Date published: October 18th, 2015Publisher: self published
Synopsis: Dark. Mysterious. Gorgeous.
Loved by all the girls.
Respected by all the guys.
...that was Kian Maston.
As the heir to a billion dollar empire, his future was promising until the day he saved my life. Everything changed for both of us, and there was one more word that could be used to describe him—dangerous.
The nation fell in love with him while falling in hate with me. He was sent to prison, and as far as they were concerned, it was my fault. I was forced to go into hiding until today.
Kian's being released from prison, and he should go back to being the golden boy he always was supposed to be. I should remain in hiding, living my life as normal as could be.
That's what we should do...
What I Thought:
I've been eager to read this book ever since Tijan started teasing her fans with little bits and pieces of this book. I was so happy when she did a surprise release with almost no notice and immediately picked up a copy of the book. I was looking for a hot read with angst, and that's exactly what I got.
While the book maybe titled after the hero in the book, most of the story is narrated and told through Jo's eyes. Jo is our heroine who has been hiding from the world ever since she was rescued by Kian who was then sent to jail for what he did to help her. I liked Jo for the most part. I understand her fears at being unmasked to the world and experiencing the brunt of their hatred. I also understood her fear of Kian and not knowing what was going to happen when he was released from prison. I didn't really like how indecisive she was about what actions to take and the men in her life.
I will admit I found Kian to be both swoony and dangerous. It was really hard to get a reading on him. As I found out more about Kian, I found him to be really endearing. I really think it was how he was worried for Jo, but also about how he felt about his actions. For someone who was supposed to be such a bad boy, I thought he had a heart of gold. Jo and Kian had wonderful chemistry. I'm not sure if it was the shared past they had or whether it was the element of suspense, but I was hoping they might get together. I only wish there were more scenes between them and that they were more explicit. It really felt like there was a build up but when the time came for them giving into their feelings, it just faded to black which was a bit of a let down.
Overall, Kian really kept me on my toes. Tijan is really good at putting me through the emotional wringer and writing suspense. There were a number of twists in Kian I didn't see coming and I was on edge waiting for something crazy to happen, which didn't really manifest. I feel like I had built up the anticipation to a really high level. I really enjoyed seeing Jo with her friends Erika and Wanker. I liked how Kian was with them as well. I read this book in a single sitting and was a little sad when it was over. As much as I love Tijan's stand alone novels, I was slightly surprised at how different this one was from her others. I really enjoyed reading it and look forward to seeing what she writes next.
About the Author
I didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.
*I purchased a copy of the book. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*