Breach (Breach #1)
By: K.I. Lynn
Summary from Goodreads:
Delilah Palmer has always maintained control of her life and outward personality, blocking the truth that’s just below the surface. Using a façade meant to be normal and hide the scars of her childhood, she’s made a good life for herself. Becoming a successful lawyer, she is finally free from the tortured past that haunts her daily. Until he comes along and breaks open the cracks.
Nathan Thorne has a haunted past of his own. On the surface, he is personable, extroverted, and loved by everyone; everything Delilah isn’t. However, hidden beneath his charming smile is a dark and tormented man that only Delilah has the power to unveil.
Forced into a small office together, they begin to see through each other’s masks, and the magnetic attraction ignites an explosive relationship. Their firm, Holloway and Holloway Law, has a strict non-fraternization policy, forcing them to conceal their breach. But despite their efforts, separation becomes impossible, deceptions escalate, and Nathan begins to teeter on the edge of being overtaken by his past demons.
What dark secrets does Nathan harbor that stop him from giving in, and what is it that keeps him from healing and moving forward? And more importantly, where does Delilah fit into his turmoil? Will they be able to accept love and deal with all the trials that develop as their secrets are exposed, or will they fall through the cracks of their pasts and be consumed by all that haunts them?
An exciting new romance, Breach will hook readers from the very beginning. With smoldering romance and captivating erotica, this enthralling story is perfect for all. Using shrouded secrets of the past and a combustible relationship that borders on taboo, this thrilling novel ramps up the tension and romance at every turn.
This book caught my attention for several reasons but mostly I was intrigued by the forbidden aspect of the relationship. It seemed like a great setting for this kind of mature story. I think that readers who enjoyed the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy would really like Breach.
Personally, I would’ve liked less sex scenes and more of the story but I still thought the sex scenes were well written. Then again, there are 2 more books in this series so I suppose the plot will thicken in the next book and hopefully we will learn more about Nathan and Delilah as the series progresses.
Our main characters are both broken, each in their own way and due to different reasons. Their pasts still haunt them and they’re somehow able to find solace in each other, at least temporarily. Of course their “relationship” is a roller coaster ride and as the reader, your heart just breaks for both of them at times. However, the author does a great job of adding a little humor here and there to lighten up the mood -my favorite being the appearances of the so-called Boob Squad. It was also fun when Nathan and Lila were in a “playful” mood.
I think Breach was a really nice start to a promising series. I can’t wait to see how it ends!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
4 out of 5 stars