Series: Bound Together, #2
Author: Lacey Black
Release Date: June 28, 2016
One night. Let go. Be free.
Even at an early age, Reid Hunter’s future was already planned out. Though he was groomed to become successor of the family business, he quickly discovered his destiny wasn’t through his family’s legacy, but to build his own empire. His plan: takeover Vegas, one building at a time. Known as a hard, no-nonsense man, inside the boardroom and out, Reid isn’t prepared when he comes face to face with a woman from his past. The only one with the ability to make him question everything he stands for.
Raising a child is hard. Raising a child as a young, single mother is downright difficult. Yet Dani Whitley has managed to put herself through college, purchase her own home, and raise the unexpected, but greatly adored son she created while in college, after one night with a gorgeous stranger. Knowing nothing but his first name, Dani has managed to push all thought of Reid out of her mind until one day, nine years later, she is forced to face the man himself. Ruthless and callous, Reid Hunter is nothing like the young man she met at that music festival all those years ago. Yet Dani is still drawn to him, more than she was before.
Sin. Money. Success. Profits. That’s the foundation of Las Vegas. But what happens when one day you realize that it’s not enough? When the greatest thing you could profit is bigger and better than money: love.
I will start by admitting that I didn’t even read the synopsis of this book when I requested the ARC. I just knew that I’ve enjoyed other Lacey Black books so that was enough for me.
As I began reading, I thought “Oh no! We’re doing the one night stand resulting in pregnancy thing again!” [NOTE: Had I read the synopsis I would’ve known this.] But as I kept reading I found that I couldn’t put it down. The story was so good, with characters that I quickly fell in love with.
Neither one of them was ever able to forget that one night they shared. When Dani finds out who Reid is she’s compelled to tell him about their child. Things don’t quite go as planned but eventually they get on the same page. Dani wants to protect her son and Reid wants more than anything to know his son and make up for lost time. Reid did make me angry a couple of times and had me holding my breath for a bit there.
Once again, Lacey Black has written a fantastic story that kept me riveted and hoping that there wasn’t going to be too much angst (because I’m such a sap and cry all the time). Profited got five of the most delicious coffees that warmed my belly and my heart.
Note: I received this ARC from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.