Nick Sebring has issues. Born feeling like an outsider in his own family, growing up under the shadow of a brother who could do anything, Nick isn’t that great of a guy. But when this culminates with Nick lashing out to hurt his brother through the woman he loves, Nick turns inward and makes some decisions about the man he intends to be.
And as he does this, he falls in love and truly learns the man that he’s grown to be.
When his love is murdered right before Nick’s eyes, Nick knows he has to avenge her. He knows how he’s going to avenge her. And he has no qualms using Olivia Shade to exact that vengeance.
Olivia Shade has grown up on the outside of her family too. Her problem is that they don’t want her outside. They want her all the way in, right under their thumbs. She pays the price for seeking escape and learns her lesson—she’ll never see a dawn where she wakes up free.
Then she meets Nick Sebring, and even as she fights it, the hope that died years ago starts to blossom. She can find love. She can have a man of her own. She can be happy. She can be free.
Olivia hopes while Nick schemes.
However, as Nick peels back the layers of all that is Olivia Shade, he finds something surprising. He understands its fragility. He falls in love with its beauty. He seeks to protect it.
But he forgets to protect his Livvie from one thing: Nick Sebring.
Like almost all of Kristen Ashley’s books, Sebring will wring every emotion out of you and leaves you drained but sated. I have seen a lot of reviews and was hoping to see one, where Kristen Ashley pulls out the big guns and asked you to listen to the song Stay Alive by Josê Gonzalez while starting chapter 25. If you have not done this, I highly recommend it. This poignant section of the story will come alive as if you’re watching a movie. Nick and Olivia’s journey is already a very rocky one. Nick feels nothing but revenge and Olivia feels nothing at all. Now both Nick and Olivia are learning to love again, when things start to look up only to fall. Nick has come a long way and will not give up, he’s just found his reason to stay alive. I thought I would forever hate Nick, but now I will always love him. He has changed so much since book one and for the good. He is a mini Knight to an extent, Which is hot. Can you imagine two Knights? But he is definetly his own person too. He took a hard road in the beginning but turned around and found a solid path. Once again Ms. Ashley has written another emotional story, and adding this song to that chapter increased the emotions up to another notch. Brilliantly written, Sebring is a must read.
Reviewed by Wateena K. & Katie Ankrom