Benjamin Stone has an unrealistic determination to rid the streets of New York from any and all drug dealing scum. That determination quickly moves him and his partner, Rob Withers, up the ranks to Senior Narcotics Agents within their precinct. A new case assisting the FBI has Ben facing the ghosts of his past. Those same ghosts are the very reason he moved to New York to become a cop.
Ella Parker is bright, beautiful, kind, and severely damaged as a result of one tragic night in her past. Having lived an idealistic life, that horrific night sent her pretty castle of cards crumbling down. Forced to start over, she leans on her best friend, Andrea Hensen, to help her move on. With Andrea’s help, Ella quickly settles into her new life in New York City. It’s a safe and comfortable existence, albeit very boring.
Their paths may have never crossed, if it hadn’t been for their meddling best friends. Rob and Andrea believe that Ben and Ella are soul mates that were meant to be together, a perfect match. There’s one slight problem. Ben and Ella want no part of this matchmaking scheme. Funny thing about fate, it’s inevitable.
Or is it?
Can a truth cause the possibility of a happily ever after to crash and burn? Ben and Ella learn that sometimes truth isn’t the best answer. Sometimes ignorance is most definitely bliss.
This is the book by A.M. Madden I read and I’m pretty sure I will read more books written by her.
I really enjoyed this book a lot; it had everything a great book needs. Action, suspense, humor and romance, throw in a couple nice twist to top it off. This book had all of it.
I liked everything about this book, the story, the characters and the writing.
We get Ben’s and Bella’s POV and I really liked that, it was very easy to connect to both of them. Both, Ben and Bella have a tragic past, they also are not looking for love or a relationship, but once they get pushed together by their best friends they start to get to know each other and fall in love. But of course life is never that easy and both get thrown into something big that is connected to their past. Bella’s life as she knows will be over and never be the same. Can they love come out okay out of this?
I enjoyed both Ben and Bella, each of them had their strong points and weak points but together they have each other and their best friends. I really liked them as well. It gave the whole things a nice touch.
Overall, I really loved this book with all its up and downs of emotions. It had a real great feel to it. It made me smile and cry at times. If you are a fan of contemporary romance you really should give this book a try.
I rate it at 4 ★
*I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!