Kate Walker has a new identity. She’s escaped her past, and lives a fairly normal life for a 22 year old. She’s about to graduate college and bartends to pay the bills. But when her past begins to catch up with her, Kate’s reminded that normalcy is only a façade.
When unexpected events land her rooming with billionaire heirs Sebastian and Evan Webster, remaining reclusive becomes more difficult. As Kate fights her attraction to one Webster brother, she begins to wonder if living in hiding is really living at all.
Is her safety worth sacrificing a chance for love and friendships?
Ali Dean lives in Colorado with her husband, twin toddlers, and golden retriever. In addition to reading and writing, she loves the outdoors- everything from marathon training and biking to snowboarding and skiing.
My Thoughts: I haven’t had the opportunity to read this author before. I enjoyed this first person, present tense writing style — a chapter in Kate’s point of view and then again in Evan’s, alternating.
Evan can’t seem to keep away from Kate. He’s never felt this way before in his 25 years. From the moment he meets her, she is on his mind. His problem is he’s full of money and is used to being used, manipulated and women chase him FOR his money. A past engagement, based on lies, with Camilla, has him wary about any other. He’s afraid of trusting, but knows that a solid, healthy relationship can be built only by trust. What if he lets himself go and lets his emotions take over his common sense?
I wasn’t sure when exactly it happened; hell, probably sooner than I was willing to admit. Touching her, holding her, I’d never felt anything close to the tumultuous mixture of tenderness, possession, vulnerability, and yeah, horniness, as I had around Kate Watson.
Kate is running from a past, from a man who killed her mother. She starts a new life, new name, studying at the university to be a licensed nurse. She’s on the home stretch — just a month to go. Why do things have to go wrong now? Has he found me? Who can I trust? She can’t forget her realty, she must be prepared to run, to hide, to defend herself. Then there is Evan. Kate feels happy with him, and actually safe with him. Could it be too much to dream to have a life after all? She’s not telling the whole truth with Evan. How could a relationship happen when her life is one big deception?
The author has me hook, line and sinker. I knew all sh*t would happen. OMG! I am riveted.
I loved the story, the suspense, the caring, the friendship, and learning to trust. Yes, this author had me crying, not small, little tears, but big ones that just kept on going. Thank you, Ali Dean, for the experience and letting me be there every moment!