Rating: 4.5 Cups of CoffeeGoodreads Book Description:
From internationally bestselling author R.K. Lilley comes a scorching new series with melt-the-pages tension and all-consuming angst. It’s love, it’s war and it’s Scarlett and Dante’s story.
DESTRUCTION. BETRAYAL. RUINATION.
Book Two in the Love is War Duet.
This is the conclusion of Scarlett and Dante's story.
He had done it again. Ravaged me. Burned me. Broke me.
Given me air, only to leave me gasping, writhing.
But then something changed. Something that terrified and excited me both.
Something that utterly destroyed me.
Something that made me whole again.
Our love was cursed from the start. She didn't know it but I did.
All she knew was that I'd lied to her, betrayed her. Done unforgivable things. Unavoidable things. Yes, I had broken promises as surely as I had broken her heart. But, just as every war has casualties, and every lie has consequences–every bastard has his reasons.
This duology, these characters, bring forth a destructive kind of love; this kind of love does not apologize for its ruthlessness. I am HERE for this. The passion is back and it's almost suffocating -- the raw emotion that Dante and Scarlett experience will leave you gasping for air.
"Once you've been broken, every break after, even when they hurt like hell, can never outdo the profound damage of the first time."
Dante and Scarlett are back and more vengeful now than ever. Dante has been keeping secrets, the kind that can rip Scarlett's heart right out of her chest. She's over being pulled apart and is focused entirely on her career as an actress because that's all she can afford to do. The toxic push and pull that Dante brings into her life is slowly breaking her down -- it's incredible what a love like theirs can do when tested.
"But love changes you. No matter how strong you are, it makes you stronger. No matter how weak you are, it makes you weaker. No matter how hard you are to conquer, it will bring you to your knees."
All of my questions are finally answered -- if you recall reading my review for BREAKING HIM, I go on a bit of rant because it seriously left me reeling. I wanted to know what secrets these two were keeping, and I wanted to be in the loop of things. R.K. Lilley delivers and does not disappoint. Some secrets will be intense and some will be hard to swallow, but the past that these two are trying so hard to conceal from each other will set them free so long as they are open to accepting it and moving on.
"That was the burden of falling in love so young. Of letting yourself go so deep into another person. You owned too much of each other to ever really walk away."
If you're looking for a read that is filled to the brim with intensity, seduction and redemption, start Scarlett & Dante's tumultuous love story.
About the Author
R.K. Lilley is the best-selling author of the Up In The Air, and Tristan & Danika, and The Wild Side series. She lives in Texas with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She's had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She's been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day.