Author: Shay Savage
Source: ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Chloe’s life is safe and comfortable. Meeting a tall, dark stranger covered in tattoos is not in her plans. Bad boys just aren’t her type, even if they gorgeous and built like a brick wall. The alarms in her head warn that Aiden Hunter is definitely on the list of men her mother told her to avoid, but she doesn’t listen.
Still, she finds herself drawn to Aiden and the excitement she is missing in her own life. He fills her days with thrills and danger, and her nights with passion she’s never experienced before. Even though she knows he’s hiding something from her, Chloe pushes away her concerns and dives into this new way of living.
Near the beach in Miami, Aiden teaches her to live life to the fullest as Chloe battles the internal warning bells that tell her to be wary. By the time she realizes her fears may be justified, it’s too late.
Aiden’s past is catching up to him, but is he the hunter or the hunted?
Flirty Review: Four Lip Bites
We meet Chloe a almost naive woman who hasn't really embraced life. She's very regimented and doesn't like to stray from her nice little bubble. On the outside, and really on the inside, her life is stale and boring. Something she doesn't quite see until it's open up for her by Aiden. He's the type of man she has no experience with. He's tatted over all his body, takes risks, and lives life in the moment. He offers her a chance of a lifetime: total abandon. What Chloe doesn't know when she meets Aiden is that she's looking for something in her life, it's not until him that she sees what it is. So she picks abandon and travels to the unknown, to Aiden's world. Now I'm making this sound more ominous than it really is. There is no real big threat looming over the characters. Albeit the mental ones and a little bit of mystery on his part and distrust on hers. This is more of a mental than physical type of a book. Savage delves more into the minds and fears of her characters than the action that we have come to expect from her. Which is cool, it's a departure and all that.
There is some inklings of action in the prologue and sprinkled throughout the book. I felt like I was being led down one path but was constantly steered toward another, if that makes sense. it's basically the same way that Chloe perceives Aiden. She believes he's one thing, when he really is another. It's like the book wanted to have more action, though, but it didn't. It was really what I was missing from this book. I wanted to be more in your face, more action-packed. More of a intense confrontation. When the arc of the story happened, there was some action but it wasn't what I hoped it would be. Even though I like the book and felt it delivered, I wanted a little more to the story. Maybe I have been spoiled with the Surviving Raine and Evan Arden books.
All in all, I really liked this book. Is it missing the signature elements that Savage has come to embody? Maybe a little, but I think it's still worth the read and believe that anyone will be entertained.