Craving by Helen Hardt

July 29, 2016     Elle     , ,

Craving by Helen HardtCraving by Helen Hardt
Publication Date: May 18, 2016
Series: Steel Brothers Saga #1
Genres: Romance
Pages: 288
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My Rating : five-stars

This is an emotional romance book and series with dark elements. These books should be read in order.

After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend’s ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend’s reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.

Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy.

Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.

WOAH. I didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. After all, it does end in the dreaded cliffhanger that many readers are opposed to. And in all honesty, I wasn’t sure what to expect because I haven’t read any of the authors previous books. However, this one totally ignited a flame inside me and tore me to SHREDS. It’s emotional (there are hints of sexual abuse), it’s angsty, and it downright pulls at every inch of your heart. It didn’t matter to me that it ended in a cliffy because it was that good. Plus, it helps that book two is not available! Anyway, I would certainly recommend this one. It’s pretty heartbreaking when you take in the whole story but I am hoping that once the story is finished (in book 3) that we will find that just because someone is broken doesn’t mean they can’t be fixed. I am totally crossing my fingers for Talon because I fell head over heels in love with him…

So, this book is about a broken man and a woman that would do anything to fix him. The problem though is that Talon (the stories hero) doesn’t want someone to fix him. He is seemingly content to stay on his own and live his existence in solitude. This is what his initial reaction is anyway. But for some reason, he can’t seem to stay away from Jade…

Jade is Talon’s sisters best friend. And after being left at the alter by her (now) ex fiancé, she needs and escape and going to friends small town home seems like the best option for her. When she first meets Talon she knows she is in for trouble. This man is the quiet and brooding kind, and getting close to him is difficult at best. But the two have a lot of chemistry even though they both deny it, at first…

Both Jade and Talon will quickly steal reader’s hearts. The connection, the angst, and the overall vulnerability of the characters is quite beautiful. But buried secrets and harsh realities that test this couple will leave readers gripping the edge of their books and hoping and praying for a miracle for these two. So, if you love a book that will take you on a tough journey with the characters than I strongly suggest picking this one up. Right when I was finished I bought book 2 and book 3 will be out in September (I can’t wait). With all this being said, I will seriously be looking into more of the authors work.

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