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Greyson Fox, the man, the myth, the legend. The highly sought after, self-proclaimed permanent bachelor. Or so the rumor mill goes. Sure, I’ve heard it all – but the one that stung the most was being called a heartless bastard. Love ‘em and leave ‘em, that one in particular I found to be the most humorous since only one man had ever shared my bed more than once, and he’d long since passed away.
I wasn’t the heartless bastard they all proclaimed me to be, but life had a way of kicking me in the teeth…Repeatedly, so I shut my heart off.
For years I thrived, building my empire and living by my own rules. Until one day, the walls came crashing down around me.
This book can be split into two halves. In part one we meet Greyson when he is a teenager and trying to survive after the loss of his mother. We follow him into his first relationship, his first love and first loss.
In part two we journey with Greyson as he is twenty years older, a man about to hit forty years old, and we see how his life is shaping out.
I found the first half of this book the more enjoyable of the two. If the story had stuck with the blossoming relationship between Greyson and Daniel I think it could have been a good book. Instead it jumped whole blocks of years, skimming over what could have had a lot more depth.
The second half of the book just didn’t gel. The character of Samuel came across as very one dimensional and cliched, and the relationship just didn’t feel realistic. The suspense element was glossed over and again, the opportunity to go into more detail missed.
There wasn’t enough focus on either the romance element or the drama and both felt very rushed. I also found it odd that I read a more detailed description of a trip around the Guinness Factory than I did of a court case that was more relevant to the tale.
2 stars out of 5