on April 12th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Vengeance is mine not the Lord's. It's what I breathe for. It's what I'm still living for. I live for the moment when I will literally have his eye for mine. It's been two years. Two long and difficult years, but my plan is nearly complete. When I'm not in a hospital having doctors try to repair my ravaged body I spend my time on the computer, doing hacking jobs for large corporations and governments who don't want to get their hands dirty or be associated with a job if things go sideways. But they don't have any reason to worry. I'm meticulous, so I'll never get caught. Just one thing stands in my way: The mysterious young woman without a past who desperately wants to be part of my future. I just need to figure out why...
This book has been nothing like IÔÇÖve ever read before and IÔÇÖve been trying to put my thoughts in order to be able to write this for a while now. The fact that the horrible occurrences in this story happen every day around the world is scary and left a sour taste, and yet, it also filled me with hopeÔÇöhope that one day people wonÔÇÖt be judged by their appearance or by what other people did anymore. (One can hope, right?)
Roxie has had a childhood like every other average kid in America. She has been happy and had friends and a family who loved her. Until one single event has changed everything and makes the world she knew crumble around her. SheÔÇÖs been running from her past ever since, trying to find her own little happy place. She has never expected to find it in the arms of the one man who has every right to hate her.
Alex is a recluse, not stepping foot outside of his house unless he absolutely has to. He has had a good life, anything he could wish for, until one tragic event changed everything. He isnÔÇÖt the attractive young man he used to be, a deformity has forced him to isolate himself. He thinks heÔÇÖs as happy as heÔÇÖll ever be, being alone, doing hack jobs for anyone who pays him enough, and plotting his revenge on the one person who destroyed the life he used to have.
Even though they arenÔÇÖt supposed to meet, and Alex is NEVER supposed to find out her well-kept secret about her past, when they do meet nothing else seems to matter. Roxie doesnÔÇÖt have a judgmental bone in her body, mostly because she knows what that feels like, and doesnÔÇÖt care what Alex looks like. But will he be able to do the same, or will her past destroy them before they even had a chance?
In addition to all of this, Alex, Roxie, and her friends learn of some horrific machinations on campus that again will force their live in a different direction than planned. In order to stop the horrors from continuing, they take justice into their own hands and become The Nines.
From page one, I havenÔÇÖt been able to put this book down. It has had me gripping my kindle, hoping and praying that my predictions were wrong. Even though I wanted some more depth to the characters, especially Alex, I loved this book and can only recommend it to anyone who likes to read something unique; with lots of romance, drama, and suspense. I for one, canÔÇÖt wait for the next one!
(Though, some of the subject matter might be offensive to some people, even if itÔÇÖs written very tastefully and not offensive in the leastÔÇöbe aware of this.)
~Review by Anja
(Previously posted on TBE)