Andi Stone is a strong, smart and independent woman, thanks to the help of a famous boxing trainer, Mack, and his protégé, Shane, who have respectively been like a father and brother to her. But that wasn't always the case. Andi never knew what a “normal” life was like. Having been raised in foster care from the age of six after the death of her parents, Andi became emancipated at 16 after an especially horrible incident forced her into a psychiatric hospital.
Luke Woods, the family black sheep and street-brawler, is determined to be a successful professional boxer despite his family’s protests. He needs Andi’s help to get there. The wedge between him and his family over his past relationship issues and career choices is not easily overcome. Luke must learn to face the past mistakes, fears and demons that constantly plague him.
Fireworks and passions quickly ignite between Andi and Luke in the midst of the chaos that surrounds and threatens them. She never revealed the secrets and lies that have plagued her, but when she publicly inherits her family fortune, the living, breathing past comes back to torment her and threaten all that she holds dear. For the first time in her life, Andi must learn to rely on someone else to love and protect her or risk losing the man she loves.
Sometimes love isn’t enough. Sometimes it’s all you need.
Andi was raised in the foster care system but when her foster family decides that she is dangerous to their lifestyle they have her committed. She grows up to take over her parents company and stays to herself, until she meets Luke. Luke is the black sheep of his family until Andi comes into his life. Andi and Luke need each other but when the truth comes out will that be the end of a beautiful beginning?
This was the first book I have read by A. D. Justice and I am in love with it. I honestly cannot wait to move onto the next book, which I have sitting in my TBR pile. This book is like nothing I have ever read before. I went in blind like I normally do (I hate knowing exactly what a book is about before picking it up) and fell in love quickly.
The characters are intense, unique and well written. The plot was insane but fun. The pace and flow had moments where they didn't work as well with the story as well. That being said the book was one of the most intense book I have read in a long time. There was so much angst, energy and well a slew of other emotions happening in this book.
I loved absolutely every second of this book and couldn't put it down. Again I can't wait to continue this series.