Blog Review: Beware (Beware #1) by Shanora Williams


Synopsis

Ace is bad.

Very bad.

After losing my brother, I know I should stay away. So why can’t I?

He’s irresistible. He’s confident. He’s amazing… but he’s dangerous.

He was there the night my brother was murdered. He watched it all go down.

I should stay away. The things I saw weren’t acceptable.

I should want Ace as far away from me as possible—I should consider him a monster and a threat—but when my life is at stake I know I no longer have a choice of the matter. He’s the only one that can protect me.

He’s done what he can to keep me out of danger, but it’s not enough. I need answers. I need the truth. He refuses to give it to me, and because of that I don’t trust him. He refuses to tell me what really happened and to just forget about it but I refuse.

I won’t back down until I get answers.

But there’s one thing wrong with getting too many answers. It leads to lies. It leads to trouble. It leads to danger. But worst of all, it leads to me falling deeply and madly in love with him.

I’ve gotta be out of my mind.

London Stallone hasn’t always had the perfect life, but she did have the perfect older brother. He did everything for her. He took care of her when no one else would. He’s always been the shoulder she could lean on, but when he ends up murdered, things turn for the worst.
London soon demands answers, and the first person she runs to is her brother’s co-worker and good friend, Donovan “Ace” Crow. Ace isn’t the ordinary guy. He doesn’t come equipped with flowers and chocolate. He doesn’t hand out smiles and hugs to every female he meets. He’s strict and only about business, and London believes he’s a part of the reason her brother was murdered.

Soon, after finding out life-threatening news, it leads to something Ace never thought he’d have to do for anyone.

Protect her.

Although he doesn’t want her to get hurt, it doesn’t stop him from being selfish or bitter. He’s promised to protect her, but has he done enough? Has he sacrificed everything in order to keep London out of harms way?

Sometimes love can get in the way of your priorities. And sometimes love can easily become your enemy—you worst nightmare. It can destroy you.

This is a story full of dishonesty. Disloyalty. Broken hearts. Pain. Suffering. Lies. Destruction. This isn’t a fairytale love story. This is real. And it just might break you.

You’ve been warned…

BEWARE!

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Enas 4.5 star review

Beware is a different type of novel from her and although I thought I knew what most of the story was going to be about from the blurb I was pleasantly surprised. She took her two main characters, London and Ace and took them to a whole new level. A level that made you looks outside the box and wander outside your comfort zone.

Ace is bad and dangerous and his business and making his money is more important to him than anything, until her. London is thrown into his life unexpectedly after the a tragic event takes place and has Ace feeling like its his responsibility to make sure she is safe and taken care of.

London’s character is very dynamic. She is sometimes timid and plays it safe but sometimes doesn’t back down and will walk into fire with her head held high. She doesn’t give up easily and fights for what she wants. She wants the truth; the truth that only Ace holds and she will play whatever game needs to be played to get the truth. Question is, can she handle the truth?

When Ace and London start to finally realize that they can use their bodies and the lust that runs between them to their advantage they take complete control over that and they use that to their favor, but what they don’t expect is while using each other for certain reasons that the other isn’t aware of the lust turns into sometime more.

With the life that Ace lives it doesn’t want to bring someone that he is quickly becoming to care about into his danger. Keeping London at arms length to keep her safe is his plan until he gets the information he needs from her and has ever intention of setting her free, back to the safe world she is used too. London is stubborn and will fight for what she has finally admitted she wants and that is Ace. The good, the bad and the ugly.

“Fucking handle me, Red,” he growls.  “Handle this fucking cock.”

Ace is sexy as sin and carries more baggage than Delta Airlines but there is something about him, something along the mysterious side that pulled me towards him. I didn’t always agree with how he handled certain situations but at the end of the day he was still a sexy beast of a man that I would love to tame.

The beginning of the story for me started off a little slow because I knew something big was going to happen and I wanted it so badly to happen and boy when the action took off it was all she wrote. I was glued to the book until the very last page. My emotions were all over the place from happiness, sadness, angry, and utter devastation.

Shanora girl I love you and I have to say that this book is so much different than any of your other books and I loved it very much. I seriously had to process the ending for a few days to decide on whether I liked it or not. And if I really think about it I did like it. I think it ended the way it needed to end. You have to look outside the box when reading Beware and really think about it before you come to quick decision on whether you liked it or not. You will go through many emotions during this book and I loved that Shanora took a risk with this story and I am glad she did. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next. Oh and my favorite scene – well she knows what my favorite scene was and I am sure those that know me well Keisha Langston and a few others – yep it’s in here! Happy Reading!

“Don’t apologize.  It was was worth it.”

 

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