I really enjoyed this story once I got a handle on it. The author came at romance from a totally unexpected direction, leaving me floundering in confusion since it was out of my expected realm. Once I got over that hurdle, the book intrigued with its dark gothic feel and psychological twists and turns. Another drawback for me is that it was entirely in Beth's voice; I would have preferred another approach.
Noah is an enigma to be sure. A beautiful man locked up, by choice, in a creepy house with serious trust issues and medical conditions that raised my brows the first time they appeared. He is a man you can’t keep a secret from, as he has an uncanny ability to assess a person or situation with frighteningly accurate results.
Beth is a little easier to understand, but her big revelation took me back a step as well. The slow build to intimacy, required due to both their damaged states, was unique and unusual to say the least. The title drew me to the book, but the actual meaning was totally different than I anticipated. A good mystery concerning Noah’s background, some steamy sex scenes, and a few nail-biting situations made this a good read. And as always, I appreciated the epilogue for my own personal sense of closure.
I believed I would never be able to trust any man again. That kindness was only for fools and would lead me down that same terrible path into darkness. I thought so with every fiber of my being—and then I met Noah Gideon Grant.
Everyone says he’s dangerous. He never comes out of his house—a place that looks like it could be featured in Serial Killers Monthly. But the thing is … I think something happened to him too. I know the chemistry between us isn’t just in my head. I know he feels it, but he’s holding back. The pleasure he gives me is unreal—if only I could give something in return. If only he would let me in. I think I can make him feel something good. And for the first time in forever, I want to.
He’s made a labyrinth of himself. Now all I need to do is dare to find my way through.