⊱✿⊰ KAT'S REVIEW ⊱✿⊰ ARC ⊱✿⊰ Devil You Know (Lost Boys #1) by L.A. Fiore
Devil You Know (Lost Boys #1) by L.A. Fiore
TITLE: Devil You Know
SERIES: (Lost Boys #1)
AUTHOR: L.A. Fiore
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: March 10th, 2017
Damian Tate. One look into his sad green eyes and I was hooked. I wanted to be the one to make him laugh, to make him smile. I hadn't expected him to be the one to make me blush, to make me hot...to make me fall in love. He was my first kiss, my first love, my first everything. I wanted forever with him, but life got in the way.
He enlisted, I went to college, and for years we were never in the same place long enough to pick up where we left off.
Thirteen years after he left, tragedy brings him home. The stoic boy I fell in love with grew into a quiet, dangerous and wildly sexy man. He still tugs on all the right strings for me, but he seems determined to keep me at arm's-length.
However, when trouble comes knocking at my door, he is the one to put himself between that trouble and me.
Spending time with him might drive me insane, or it might be our second chance at first love.
I'm reading an arc, ebook copy of this and the time and effort this author has put into the formatting of this is gorgeous. From the playlist associated with this book, the graphics of each break between POV'S is so nicely set up I'd love to see the paperback version of this.
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: In the ‘Prologue’ we’re first introduced to a very young Damien at the age of five life changed in the blink of an eye, a father he loved walked out the door never to be seen again, he’s left behind with a bitter mother who takes her hate and anger out on Damien. The negativity that spewed out of her mouth had a lasting effect on Damien years later.
He took the best years of my life and left me with you. He’s a monster, a fucking devil, and you are just like him. HIs ever little spawn.
This slowly progresses through the years from 2003 to (to present day) and is spoke in ‘Dual Perspectives’
At the age of sixteen during high school Damien meets Cam Ahern who takes him under his wing, Cam is the only person he’s confided in about his childhood and they become fast friends. He also meets Thea who is Cam’s twin sister and straight away these two connect, she’s sees the sadness within and wants to help him. It’s not long that he’s brought into the fold of the Ahern family. If it wasn’t for this family I don’t know what would’ve become of Damien.
Seeing Damien nearly every day it’s not long before what was a budding friendship between Damien and Thea became so much more. He became her first everything.
Her first kiss Her first love Her first heartbreak
Damien has always had a dream of once he finished high-school he would enlist with the army to be the person he thought he could and always wanted to be. Their lives branch off down separate roads, she’s gone off to Uni and he’s off fighting for a cause he believes in.
That old adage of If you love something, let it go. If it returns, it’s yours; if it doesn’t, it wasn’t. If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.
This is a roller coaster of epic proportions, I love books that start off from friends to lovers, to what could also be termed as a second chance romance, moving up through the years we’re thrust right into every feel that author can throw at us and like a magician casting a spell she delivers those feels on a silver platter.
This is so much more than just a love story, the author pulls out all the stops when it comes to throwing every feel imaginable to us readers. The love for these characters, the nail biting sit on the edge of your seat, the emotional turmoil of their separation, the feels in this book are to infinity and back. I've only read a few books from this author but that's something I really need to rectify because I loved this book, I can't fault anything, her words, the pace of the story, the flow of the story was absolutely perfect. I will move heaven and earth to keep you right where I've always wanted you, at my side. I will walk in the rain so you stay dry, I will forgo food so you can eat, I will take the pain so you won't feel any and I will absolutely step in front of danger to keep you safe. So to wrap up my review there's nothing more I can really say other than I highly recommend a one click come release day. Sit back and fall in love with this book a much as I did, be consumed as much as I was by Damien, he's mighty fine..