This is a standalone book.
Where do I begin?
Once upon a time.
Isn’t that how all good fairy tales start?
And Maximo and I, we were definitely a fairy tale.
Not the cleaned-up, sanitized ones where life’s problems were solved with a smile and a song. We were the old-school kind. The twisted tales packed with murder, violence, and tragic beginnings.
Okay, so maybe we weren’t a traditional fairy tale. After all, Maximo was more villain than prince. He was scarily sexy. Devilishly charming. Controlling, possessive, and dangerous.
Especially when it came to me.
His little dove.
And heaven help anyone who tried to free me from my gilded cage.
I absolutely loved reading this book. The story was brilliant and I loved the characters.
Maximo was a fantastic character. He was caring, tough, demanding, dangerous, possessive and charming all in one. I love him. I’m not the biggest fan of the Daddy kink, but holy shit, I’d call him Daddy without a second thought.
I loved Juliet as well. She was tough after everything she’d been through, but she was also innocent and naive. I loved her growth and development through this book.
The story was great. It was a good blend of a mafia plot alongside the developing relationship between Maximo and Juliet. I enjoyed the threats that they faced and how it all stemmed from Shamus.
I loved their relationship. I loved how Maximo knew that it was wrong to want her and how he waited a year for her to turn 18. The age-gap may not have been right, but you can’t help who you fall in love with. He spent a year giving her everything she wanted. He allowed her to find who she is as a person, and then when the time was right, he made his move. He gave her the choice.
I loved watching them grow close. She grew with him and he absolutely doted on her, giving her everything she could ever want. How could you not love him? The spark between them was fantastic and I loved watching them truly fall in love.
The ending was brilliant, seeing how they were in future. Overall, this book was fantastic. The story was brilliant and the plot developed well. The characters were fantastic. I would definitely recommend this book.
My rating: 5/5*