Axel and Mystery are meant, but the timing and circumstances were wrong. Now, years later, Mystery has had it with feeling incomplete and decides to do something about it, even if something is removing Axel from her heart.
Mystery was alternatively a warrior and a wimp, depending on the circumstances. Axel was your usual clueless alpha until he was hit on the head with Mystery. I can forgive him not pursuing her due to his lack of experience with true emotion, and once he got a taste there was no stopping him.
The presence of Heath was a distraction for me and I could have done without him but I got why he was there. Axel has been of interest to me for a while and I was glad he finally got his story told. I immensely enjoyed the large section of the book that told the tale of how Axel and Mystery met, the evolution of their feelings over such a short time and how those feelings impacted their lives afterward. Powerful stuff.
The story flowed smoothly for me and the plot resolution was unexpected. The glimpses into previous characters lives was appreciated, as always, as well as the sense of community and commitment these people have for each other all due to the Club. The author provided the subjects of the next book and I am duly intrigued. A must read if you like the series, and a restoration in my faith of the continuation of the series. The mojo is back.
Another "searingly sexy"* romance awaits in the latest Wicked Lovers novel from the New York Times bestselling author of His to Take.
Ever since he rescued her from a dangerous kidnapper, Mystery Mullins has wanted Axel Dillon. When he returned her to her Hollywood father and tabloid life, she was grateful…and a little in love. Mystery wasn’t ready to let Axel go, even after the soldier gently turned her away because, at nineteen, she was too young.
Now, six years later, Mystery is grown, with a flourishing career and a full life—but she’s still stuck on Axel. Disguised, she propositions him in a bar, and the night they spend together is beyond her wildest dreams. Mystery steels herself to walk away—except the sheets are barely cold when her past comes back to haunt her.
Once he realizes Mystery isn’t the stranger he thought, Axel is incensed and intrigued. But when it’s clear she’s in danger, he doesn’t hesitate to become her protector—and her lover—again. And as the two uncover a secret someone is willing to kill for, Axel is determined to claim Mystery’s heart before a murderer silences her for good.
*Maya Banks, #1 New York Times bestselling author