I really thought that it was a fluke that I liked the first book in this series. I mean the man was a total stalker, completely obsessed and a total control freak. But, for some reason it worked for me. And at the end of the book, I mentioned that I thought book two would be better because the hero and heroine would be on more equal ground.
Well, let me just say that we've got stalker, obsessed, total control freak part two here because HIS ALONE was cut from the same cloth as the first book in the story but this just worked for me too. I don't know what this writing duo called Alexa Riley have going on but they certainly have some writing mojo.
Anyway, this story involves Paige Turner, who is Miles Osborne's --the hero from the first book- younger half sister, and Ryan Justice, who is the head of Miles's security team. They have a love/hate type of relationship that is basically just repressed sexual tension but once Miles and his fiancé, Mallory get together, things come to a head for Ryan and Paige. Unable to deny what they feel any longer they start a relationship.
They both want each other but they both have secrets. But, Ryan's hiding a lot more than Paige can even fathom and it may be enough to destroy what they just started.
Ryan, Ryan, Ryan. Captain America, indeed. He was so alpha, so controlling, so caveman, but he just worked it. I think I would have succumbed to his machinations just as much as Paige did. Seriously the man was ridiculously irresistible in the book. And at this point, I'm just thinking that this is this author(s) thing: Insta-love and a hot but crazy male lead because HIS ALONE was like that and so was the first. I'm not familiar enough with this writing duo's work to say that for a fact, but hey, it totally works.
HIS ALONE is the second book in the For Her series, and it can be read as a standalone, but the first book has a lot of backstory that will make the reading experience of this one a lot fuller. I definitely recommend reading the first book before this one but it's not necessary.
I totally devoured this book. Paige and Ryan were on fire right from the start. It was nice to see Paige's vulnerable side since she always puts up a hard as nails persona. I loved the way Ryan was able to break down her walls. I loved the epilogues at the end. I was hoping for more and more glimpses into the future and was sad to see the last one end. They were just a enjoyable as the main story.
I'm not sure if this book will be the last in the series or if they will continue on with other characters. But, if they do continue on, I'm there. I love the way these author's pull me in and literally make me care for their characters. I said that I was going to look into the backlist of the authors and I haven't yet, but I need to get on it right away.
I definitely recommend this book to those who want an HEA, don't mind their hero being slightly warped, and like a good story. If those qualities suit you, you definitely won't be disappointed!
*Advanced Reader's Copy provided by NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review*