I received an ARC of this book from TRSOR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.
I was really excited to read this book because of its blurb. It promised drama, angst, and danger. In that sense, it actually more than delivered. The Wrath Of Cain has a heartless hero who led an MC on his own, at a young age, I would add. He was a different man from the one that broke the heroine’s heart six years ago. This hero we get in the book was rough, dangerous, and fierce.
What I liked most about the book was actually the heroine. I mean, she wasn’t perfect, and not everybody will actually like her, but I enjoyed reading the chapters that were on her POV. I enjoyed reading the first part, despite it ending in heartbreak. I liked the growth and development she had over the years she spent in college and far away from the hero. I couldn’t like the hero the same way, but I could understand why he was the way he was, I guess.
This book had thrill and suspense. A lot of the mystery was actually revealed early, so as a reader who doesn’t like surprises, this was something I appreciated. All in all, this is a solid story that will undoubtedly entertain any reader. I like it enough to grab the next installment when it comes out.
My brain finally catches up with the fact I’m naked in front of Cain for the first time in six years. I sit up in a rush of water and bring my knees to my chest, resting my chin on top of them.
“You… you shouldn’t be in here.”
“You wouldn’t answer me,” he says exasperatedly.
“Well, no shit. My head was underwater. That still doesn’t give you the right to just walk in here.”
“When you don’t answer me when I’m standing right outside of a wide open door, not to mention the fact this is my house… well, then I think I have every fucking right. Don’t you?”
“No, I don’t. You could have just peeked in and seen I was fine and waited. Was this some kind of ploy for you to get me right where you wanted me? Are you so afraid that the minute you turn your back on me I will up and try to leave? Are you going to watch my every move? Or did you have an ulterior motive in suggesting I shower, just so I could strip down naked and you could make damn sure I didn’t go anywhere? So tell me what the hell it is, because this back and forth, hot and cold game you’ve started is really starting to piss me the hell off!”
I glare up at him, not quite able to read his eyes.
What I do know is that the sexual tension between the two of us is so strong, it’s working triple overtime. There’s only one tiny little obstacle in our way… and that would be our past. The fact that I can’t trust him. He broke every bit of it the same day he broke my heart. One of us needs to give in, take charge so we can just fuck and move on.