I think this might be my least favorite KA book of all time. I didn’t connect with any of the main characters and I don’t feel like the storyline that we left off with in “Breathe” was in any way connected. The only redeeming quality that I found was that someone (the heroine) who had been crapped on her whole life got retribution and a happy ending.
Zara Cinders is the heroine and she comes from a family where her father verbally and physically abused her, her sister and her mother her whole life. Her mother is a broken women who couldn’t save herself or her children and for this Zara cannot forgive her. The hero is Graham Reece whom we meet in the The ‘Burg book #1 “For You”. However, Zara does not call Graham either Graham or Reece. Either would have been acceptable. No…she calls him Ham. Yuck! And do you know what he calls her? Cookie! Terrible, terrible names. KA usually does a fabulous job in picking out both names and nicknames for her characters, but she missed the mark with these two.
So Ham comes and goes as he pleases and he has women in all the many cities that he goes to. The women know they aren’t exclusive (except when he is with them) and this is how he functions. This is how we met him in “For You”. However when Zara when Ham comes around again she has found a guy who will give her more and he walks away. Of course, this can’t last. We know this. Her husband isn’t a bad guy but he isn’t Ham (yuck!) so it is doomed to fail. When next Ham comes to town he finds Zara is even more broken than she was before (and that is saying a lot). They do not have good times and bad things are said. Beyond the story of Ham and Cookie (I think I just threw up in my mouth) the storyline revolves around a lot of drama and secrets in Zara’s family and these get resolved.