Aileen is coming off the worst year of her life, spent battling breast cancer while taking care of two young children. When Natalie, Flynn and their other friends encourage Aileen to move to LA and work for Quantum, she jumps at the chance to give her family a fresh start. And with her off-the-charts attraction to Flynn’s business partner in the mix, the idea of living in LA becomes that much sweeter. Until everyone shows up to welcome her and the kids to their new home in LA—except Kristian.
He can’t avoid her forever, and when these two finally see each other again, sparks fly between the single mom and the producer with a past he’s kept hidden from everyone who matters to him. When that past rears its ugly head, will he run away from the woman he loves or turn to her for comfort in the storm? And will she prevail in convincing him that he can be himself, in every possible way, with her?
Kristian and Aileen’s long-awaited story is full of heat, heart and humor, as well as appearances from all the Quantum characters readers love!
Kristian Bowen is a top Hollywood producer. He has everything - money, house, cars, career. He's also a powerful Dom. He meets Aileen at his good friends', Flynn and Natalie's, wedding. Aileen is a single mother of two, and a recent cancer survivor. We don't get to read about their initial meeting, because it took place in the previous book, but it is not essential to reading their story.
Aileen moves to LA to be near her friends, but mostly because of the attraction she feels towards Kristian. As the story opens, we find Kristian hiding out in his closet, while everyone else is welcoming Aileen to her new home, and I can tell it's going to be a bumpy ride for these two.
This was a great romance read, with a small amount of BDSM. The real story is the interactions and lack of self confidence in the two characters. Both Aileen and Kristian felt they weren't worthy to have the other one. But the strength shown by these two characters proved they do belong together. The writer was excellent in interweaving and not forgetting the presence of children. This was a refreshing and emotional read. 5-stars.