Flame-haired Lissa Piner is a skilled glass blower whose delicate gift conceals a burning inner strength that can destroy as exquisitely as it can create. Commissioned to design chandeliers for a string of luxury hotels, her remarkable skills have taken her to Italy. But Lissa’s real mission there is a secret. For her entire life has been a lie, leading to a chance to avenge a terrible wrong.
Enlisted as her bodyguard is Casmir Prakenskii, a trained assassin living off the grid. In Lissa, he sees a kindred spirit—something unexpected and wicked, mysterious and sensual. But more than desire is about to bring them together: because both of their pasts cry out for revenge. And for two people with this many secrets, this much passion, and this many enemies, someone is bound to get burned.
I've been waiting for Cas's story but I'm insanely disappointed. I don't know what has happened to Christine's writing. It started off okay but I'm at the point that I don't think Christine is the one writing her books anymore.
I just can't believe she would fail this way. One book after another, every series has been horrendously affected by the increasing violence against women in her work.
I didn't understand the relationship I don't get the dragged out plot, the repetition of information we already know, I don't understand the fact that I can't tell who is the bad guy from the good guy or who is supposed to be the good guy because the heroes are just as violent and manipulative as the criminals.
The thing I used to love most about Christine's characters were that the women were empowered and the men embraced and cared for their women, now they just mess with their heads, their emotions, and treat them like dirt. Its an extreme change that has continued to the point where I'm wondering where or if it will end.
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Received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley Publishing.
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