4.5 Deck and Chaos Stars
I was totally sucked in and could have easily consumed this in one sitting (RL got in the way). This was my first book by Nashoda Rose and I can tell you now, it sure as hell won’t be my last. This girl is now a fan!!
This story was about Georgie and Deck who have a long history together. Deck was Georgie’s older brother's best friend and JTF2 army buddy. Both of them were drawn to each other from the onset but age, time and circumstance kept Georgie off limits to Deck.
“You were sixteen. I shouldn't have wanted you. But fuck…there was just something about you…so stubborn…determined to be strong. Yet vulnerable and fuck…so goddamn beautiful.”
Deck is one formidable character. He’s gentle and sweet in those rare moments but all hard, dark, ruthless and domineering the rest of the time.
I just LOVED Deck even though he was a hard nut to crack. He just oozed power and behind closed doors…he did not disappoint, he was HOT, fierce and intense.
Georgie's life was wrecked at the age of 16. She's not an easy character to unravel but Ms. Rose put such thought and care into Georgie that I was captivated by her from the onset. She has this tough outer layer that keeps people from seeing the real her but over time, we get to know her and Georgie is truly a good soul, a strong person and she deserves only the best.
Georgie has some seriously dark and deep wounds and she's broken. But Deck’s her light. The glue that keeps her pieces together.
The immediate connection I had for both Georgie and Deck surprised me. It was effortless and the strong, unbreakable bond between these two just screamed at me from the get-go. These two have an invisible tether that joins them and runs through the book.
“Deck, I’d rather have you for a day than never have you at all.”
I quickly realized that this was a spin off of another series -darn - but fortunately it didn't prevent me from reading or understanding the story. The author does a fantastic job of explaining everything so that it all makes sense and flows wonderfully but now I’m on a mission to get my grubby hands on Tear Asunder: Box Set!
I thought this was strictly a romance but Ms. Rose didn’t stop there. She also gave us this highly suspenseful and action-packed story that's built on evil and darkness and hidden with secrets and lies.
I was totally consumed by the relationship between Georgie and Deck but also on the edge of my seat with anticipation for what would happen next. I really enjoyed Ms. Rose’s writing and I love when we get a heart stopping and heart wrenching romance with some thrills and chills on the side!
ARC generously provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.