Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Series: Cane series #1
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It was love at first sight when I met Mr. Cane.
He was handsome, broody, tattooed, and rich. For years, he’s been mine. He just didn’t know it.
I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with him, or for him to want me in the ways that he did.
None of it was ever supposed to happen, but after all we’ve done together, it’s too late to turn back now. A once harmless crush had blossomed into so much more.
When we first met, she was just a kid - my best friend’s daughter. A sweet, young girl with a big heart. But now, she’s a young woman who knows what she wants, and all she wants is me.
I’ve tried holding back, pretending the connection meant nothing, but my sweet candy cane made it impossible. If anyone finds out, I’ll be ruined. I’ve worked too hard to lose everything I’ve built. But there’s just something about her that tempts me, making me want to sacrifice just about anything to have her.
There’s something about a deliciously forbidden read that reels me in. Perhaps it’s the constant tug at the heartstrings- knowing that two people shouldn’t be together but simply cannot help themselves in the name of love- that consumes me. It could also be the knowledge that two people are going to go through serious, life altering hurdles in order to find peace with each other, that draws me to these gritty reads. Either way, I love a book with a forbidden story line and Shanora knows how to write it for her readers.
Wanting Mr. Cane was an unexpected novel for me. I knew the book was going to be angst filled and enticing, but I didn’t realize how taboo it would actually be. You see, Mr. Cane and Kandy have had their eyes on each other since she was 11 years old. (PS: He’s not a pervert, but there was always some sort of spark hanging around when the two of them were near). Kandy grew up with him as a sort of parental (or uncle) figure as he is best friends with her dad, so seeing the aching want and need the two had for one another felt sinful. One would think a man who has essentially watched a little girl blossom into a teenager wouldn’t develop sexual feelings for her, but alas, this is were the taboo feels come from. It’s like these two were soulmates from the very beginning only it needed time and age to come to fruition. I absolutely LOVED this.
Kissing her felt like I was both drowning and breathing at the same time.
Without speaking too much more about the plot, I will mention that there are many unanswered questions about Cane’s past that plagued me throughout the story. I’m hoping that some of these issues will be brought to light in the coming books. This one also ended in a major cliffhanger that leaves readers gasping for air. Thankfully, the series is now complete so I don’t have to wait and see what’s going to happen for too long, but it certainly is a doozy. One that really angered me and left me breathless at the same time.
Wanting you is a beautiful challenge, Kandy Cane, and though it’s complicated, I don’t want to figure this one out anytime soon.
If you are a fan of age gap/forbidden romances where a young teenage girl and her father’s best friend develop feelings for one another then this is a must read book/series. I’m excited to start in on the next on. I don’t think I can go more than a few hours without knowing what is going to happen..