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Falling for two men at the same time was something Angel Mabbott never expected to happen.NotatFirst Amazon GR SW
Leaving a past full of pain and loss in California, Angel is determined to make something of her life when she starts college in Minneapolis. But life takes a turn when she finds herself torn between Kevin and Roman.
Kevin Hawken is a domineering man who forces himself into Angel’s life and changes everything she thought she knew. But how much can he be trusted when he is so secretive about himself?
Angel was instantly intrigued when she first laid eyes on Roman Conti, an Investment firm owner. He was everything she ever wanted in a man: romantic, loving, and protective over her.
As Angel begins to weave a bitter web of desire and deceit, will she find herself consumed, or will she be able to find her way out and follow her heart?

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Heather Reed’s review

4.5 stars

Interesting right from the start. Completely not what I expected but in a good way. Phew, that was some roller coaster ride I didn’t want to get off.

Angel Mabbott’s is from California where life is anything short of happiness. Moving to Minneapolis two years after trying to commit suicide Angel sets out to leave behind her past full of loss & pain. Determined to make something of her life she decides to enroll in college. But life has a different plan set out for her. She never expected to fall for two men at the same time. She finds herself torn between two domineering men, Kevin Hawken & Roman Conti. Kevin is a hazel eyed,  tattooed bad ass who forces his way into Angel’s life and is always acting like a blunt ass yet openly affectionate to her. Roman Conti, an investment firm owner, who caught her eye of all places on the sidewalk. He is everything she has ever wanted in a man: extremely handsome, kind, romantic & protective. When you think you know, you realize you really have no clue.

This story just wasn’t what I was expecting, it was better. I know some people don’t like love triangles. I, however, do. Makes for a more interesting storyline with twists & turns. Your left thinking, “Huh, who will she choose?” =) Both men have so many secrets they are hiding & not willing to share. I had a love hate relationship with both of these male characters. Kevin was an down right ass always bugging Angel like a teenage boy. I knew by his actions he was indeed in love with her. He plays tug of war with her heart as does she. You could feel the tension between them like it was coming off the pages. Oh, Roman where do I start. You are a over protective ass who is always trying to keep Angel away from her friends and Kevin. Angel’s roommates made me laugh. Four girls, one house you had to know drama was bound to happen.  Aubrey, Zoe & Lola: Lola is a loyal friend who stands by Angel’s side whenever she needs her. Aubrey is a mean girl straight up. Spoiled & always wanting everything to be her way. Never thinking of anyone else. Zoe is just along for the ride.

“Aubrey and Zoe…watch out for them. They have a bubbly personality up front, but if you cross them, they will cut a bitch.”  Lola

“We call pop, soda in California.” Angel

I just wasn’t expecting the twist at the end. I was left with my mouth opened and saying, “No way!” I think I was upset at first and then a smile crept across my face. Loved the unanticipated twist!!! I can honestly say I am so looking forward to the next book and it just can’t be out soon enough. I just need to know what happens next. I gave you a 4.5 star rating. (The editing needs to be better in my opinion.)

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Author Bio

Phalla S. Rios lives in California with her husband and two goofy pit bulls. She loves to read and write drinking her favorite tea, Joy, from Starbucks. During her spare time she is usually at the movies or looking for the next best place to eat. She often refers to herself as a foodie. Right now she is finishing up her debut novel, Not at first.Click here to enter text.

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