In the three years after a horrible crime claimed her family, Elise Halliwell has been alone, shut off from the world in a self-imposed emotional exile. She goes through the motions, finishes high school and moves across country to start college and begin the next step in her pre-destined life.
But her exile is dramatically cut short by the entrance of a dark haired, blue-eyed, smirking man who shakes her to the core, achieving what everyone else before him has failed to do, he makes her feel again.
As much as he wishes it were different, fate has not brought Braxton James into Elise’s life, or has it. Brax has to keep her safe from people in her life who have ulterior motives and may want to hurt her.
Elise has no idea the threat she faces, and Brax wants to make sure it stays that way. But as Brax struggles with getting close to her, he begins to live a lie. Unable to resist the pull that is Elise’s bright green eyes, infectious giggle, and loving heart, he finds it impossible to stay away, so the double life of being Elise’s boyfriend and keeping her safe begins.
Full of twists and turns, danger and revelations that no-one could predict, you won’t be the only one lost in distraction.
When I first saw the cover for this book, I was absolutely drawn in. It's such a beautiful cover and I knew I had to read it, regardless of what it was about. A bonus was, the synopsis was something I think I would love so it was a win/win.
After anxiously awaiting the release date, it finally came and I snatched it up quick.
Elise is a young girl who is alone in the world. Her family was murdered when she was away at camp, when she was 15, and their deaths left to an orphan and heir to her fathers billion dollar company. As she becomes of age to decide what she plans to do with the company, a threat emerges leaving her in danger.
In comes Braxton, posing as a college student, a man hired to watch over Elise, get close (but not too close.) His job is simple, access the risk and find out what Elisa may know without letting her know of any potential danger. Problem is, Brax is immediately drawn in by her piercing green eyes and the sadness that lurks behind them. He begins to cross the line and allows himself to get too close, but as he gets closer, the danger gets even more grave.
I enjoyed this book, I love the secrets and the mystery behind it. What I didn't love, and that's just because it's not my style, was the constant inner monologues about how they saved each other. Just a bit too lovey dovey for my tastes.