Delilah Palmer has always maintained control of her life and outward personality, blocking the truth that's just below the surface. Using a façade meant to be normal and hide the scars of her childhood, she's made a good life for herself. Becoming a successful lawyer, she is finally free from the tortured past that haunts her daily. Until he comes along and breaks open the cracks.
Nathan Thorne has a haunted past of his own. On the surface, he is personable, extroverted, and loved by everyone; everything Delilah isn't. However, hidden beneath his charming smile is a dark and tormented man that only Delilah has the power to unveil.
Forced into a small office together, they begin to see through each other's masks, and the magnetic attraction ignites an explosive relationship. Their firm, Holloway and Holloway Law, has a strict non-fraternization policy, forcing them to conceal their breach. But despite their efforts, separation becomes impossible, deceptions escalate, and Nathan begins to teeter on the edge of being overtaken by his past demons.
What dark secrets does Nathan harbor that stop him from giving in, and what is it that keeps him from healing and moving forward? And more importantly, where does Delilah fit into his turmoil? Will they be able to accept love and deal with all the trials that develop as their secrets are exposed, or will they fall through the cracks of their pasts and be consumed by all that haunts them?
An exciting new romance, Breach will hook readers from the very beginning. With smoldering romance and captivating erotica, this enthralling story is perfect for all. Using shrouded secrets of the past and a combustible relationship that borders on taboo, this thrilling novel ramps up the tension and romance at every turn.
Breach by K.I. Lynn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
3 I need a cigarette and there is an actual plot after all STARS
Breach is one of the most panty wetting books I've read this year and that's actually saying something. Unfortunately for the first half of the book, there wasn't much else besides the panty dropping. And for the longest time I thought I wouldn't be able to finish this book, but my opinion got turned around and thanks to my BR girls who convinced me to carry on, I finished reading Breach.
Ok, we have Nathan and Lila, both lawyers working together at Holloway & Holloway. A firm that enforces very strict no-fraternization rules. Well, fuck. Because everything those two want to do is fuck. Literally. The first 50% of the book were just about one thing and one thing only.
“His body was sin, his cock was sin, and I was a sinner."
But there is hope...altough first, let's meet the happy couple, shall we?
She is a very insecure person, has a fucked up image of herself, she has to drink herself into a stupor once a week to find some sleep and she doesn't really think she is worth anything. Apparently Lila is broken. I'm really trying not to be cynical, but these days everyone is broken in contemporary romance/erotica books. It gets a bit repetitive. Sorry.
“You're dead inside, just like me.”
The good news is that every other person she meets has a bit of a different opinion of her. That's how we learn that she is super intelligent. Well, she is a lawyer...they don't hand out those degrees for nothing, right? And according to Nathan she is also witty, sarcastic, sexy and beautiful. You go girl! I'm guessing you just need someone to help you fix the broken and you're good to go. *thumbs up*
Nathan is a dirty talker! That's about everything you need to know going in.
“Maybe I'll paint you white. Fuck. You'd love that, wouldn’t you? Have my come all over your body.”
Other than that, he is a bit of a mystery. Nathan comes to work at the law firm as a replacement for Lila's old partner. They share an office, as well as some insane chemistry. We don't really get to know anything about him besides him being highly attractive and all females in the building practically throwing themselves at his feet. I'm sure there were a few men as well.
He is intelligent, duh. Lawyer, anyone? He has degree from Harvard and him not being a trial lawyer raises a few eyebrows. There is some sort of story there. And for lack of a better word, he is broken as well. But that story is only hinted at and I'm guessing that's what the two (three with the short) other books are for.
So they meet, they clash, they have insane chemistry, they fuck and then there is a whole lot of confusion, strange behaviour on the alpha-hero side and to be honest it got to the point where I thought there was such a thing as too much sex in an erotica book. Even though the coupling was hot, dirty and the talking got me in a mood, it's not much of a plot when the main characters just fuck for the most part of the book. I need more than that!
Fortunately, although a bit late, there was more. In small portions and between some insane sexy scenes we actually got a bit of information about the protagonists' behaviours, motivations and past events.
And the cliffy of a life time. That was somewhat unexpected. I'm not in a hurry to pick up the next books but I do want to find out what the hell is going on.