You don’t choose when.
You don’t choose where.
And you don’t get to choose who you fall in love with.
The minute he opened his sexy mouth, Holliday Hughes should have known Jack Dalton was trouble. His smooth pickup lines, broad shoulders, and ridiculously handsome face charmed her right out of her clothes. She gave into her desires, the instant attraction blinding her to the obvious.
One night. That was all it took for Holliday’s world to be flipped on its axis. Jack Dalton was cocky. Smug. Volatile. Demanding. He ignited something deep inside her like no other, but there was something more to this brooding bad boy. There was a dark side to him she couldn’t help but be drawn to.
Torn between what she knew about him and a mysterious side he tried to hide, could she walk away or was he simply too hard to resist?
Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
Jenny & Gitte: 4.5 Stars
“I’ve got a dark side that slaughters hopes and dreams on a daily basis.”
Jenny: Well didn’t this book take us by surprise a few times Gitte, and in a really good way I might add. The prologue grabbed me immediately, I inhaled every word and the author had me engrossed and falling in love with Dalton, Holliday and their story from the get go. And..We’re not giving anything away about this story because surprise is the element here!
“You’ve always been in here,” he says, patting his chest over his heart. “We just hadn’t met yet.”
Cue the happy face right about now because I absolutely loved The Resistance. What about you?
Gitte: Oh wow, I bloody loved this one. I fell in love with all the characters, loved the surprises and twists. Loved the writing; the emotion conveyed through the words to me, the reader.
“Be my angel. Just for the night.” – Dalton
I just couldn’t put this one down I was quite simply swept away in the story of Dalton and Holliday.
Jenny: Holliday and Dalton were such refreshing characters. The story, though we’ve read this theme a few times, felt quite different and completely enthralled me. Holliday was so strong, loving, beautiful, successful and so forthright. No back and forth procrastinating with this woman. She wore her heart on her sleeve and she never caused me a minute of frustration.
“I can’t battle your demons, Dalton.” – Holliday
She was a perfect balance for the volatile, troubled and loving Dalton don’t you think Gitte?
Gitte: Absolutely, as you say we’ve read similar stories before, but this one felt unique. The context and symbolism so enticing and heartfelt.
“Dare to dream….For without dreams we have nothing to look forward to.” – Holliday
The romance evoked such strong emotions in me. Holliday was definitely a strong female character; she was real and no-nonsense. Her strength was immeasurable; her support and her sense of self inspiring.
Jenny: Jack Dalton. Wow! What can we say about this beautiful, tortured and conflicted man? I loved him! He was divine and L S Scott brought Dalton, with all his demons, secrets, passion and insecurities to life so vividly. Dalton certainly stole heart. I believed him. I felt every emotion he felt and as much as he tried me a few times, my heart really went out to him as he out to him as he struggled to come to grips with who he was and the feelings he was experiencing.
“You see my flaws and my good side. You see who I am, not just what others want me to be.” – Dalton
There were a few surprises and twists along the way in this fantastic read that I couldn’t put down. Passion, romance, swooning, lots of heat, a gorgeous book boyfriend and a strong relatable heroine. A definite recommend from me and I really hope we hear more from Dalton & Holliday because I didn’t want to say goodbye, and more Danny too don’t you think Gitte?
Gitte: Oh, Dalton owned my heart whilst I was with him; I went through every emotion he did and I understood his pain, his struggle and his desire for normalcy; his want of pure untainted love. Love in its basic form, free of pre-conceptions and labels. A love that came in the form of a girl who believed in herself and demanded to be heard, respected and loved. A girl who saw past a façade, past the imperfect to see the -truth- the perfection and the love.
“Don’t ever lose yourself in somebody else…It’s hard to remember who you used to be if they disappear.”
I have to say I felt sad to let them all go, Jenny. And absolutely, I hope we hear more, especially from Danny too!! Danny needs his man-card back! ♥
‘A lost soul doesn’t have to wander forever.’
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**
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