32 year old Sebastian Vanwell, was a very successful yacht broker, who always loved the design and architecture of a luxurious boat. His only addiction was being on the water. He loved it, he thrived on it, and he needed it in his life. After a very stable, loving childhood with only a few bumps, Sebastian married the love of his life. The one person that he knew would always be there. Julia was his rock, and he loved her more than life itself. Sebastian kept his addiction to the water under control, wanting to keep his time with his wife and son his number one obsession, that was until he saw her. This new addiction haunted him, the one compulsion that he couldn’t control no matter how hard he tried.
Ysabelle Telle hit him hard, knocking the wind from his lungs. Coming from worlds apart, beautiful, dark complexion Ysabelle Telle didn’t have the rich, protected background that Sebastian Vanwell had. Ysabelle lived a life of hell, in poverty, growing up with a drug addict mother that never cared, and horrific living conditions. Ysabelle lived for one person and one person only; herself. She was pure perfection, her beauty along with a flawless body had men lined up, driveling over her ensuring her success as a VIP.
There are too many words that describe the effects when two diverse worlds like theirs collide. They both have too much to lose to get caught in the forceful pull, which could destroy them both.
Warning sex/drugs/language/rape. Mature readers only.
My ****4 Star**** Review
I’m going to say up front that I didn’t care for this story, but it was a matter of personal preference. It was a definite page turner and it wasn’t until the latter part of the book that I started to get upset at the turn the book took. I’ll tell you why, but if you don’t want to read why to stay away from any spoilers, then jump to the next paragraph. It glorified adultery in a sense. I won’t go into too many details on my opinion on this, but if you’re interested in more details to decide if you’d be interested in the book yourself, then just shoot me an email.
This book starts out with some rather dark scenes, but they were gripping. The biggest positive I saw throughout the whole first half of the book is that the author kept dropping hints that bad things were going to happen. So, you’re kept guessing. I don’t know how many times I guessed wrong, too. It wasn’t predictable in the least.
You’re given both Sebastian and Ysabelle’s point of view throughout the book, and for a long time you’re left questioning if the two stories are ever going to come together. They really seem like two totally separate stories, and I was impressed by that. The author could easily have turned the first half of this book into two novels, and they would have came out as two completely different stories.
I fell for Sebastian in the first half of the book, but about 48% in I started dreading what was to come. It wasn’t long after that I started losing respect for him, and then the story took a nose dive for me.
So, as far as the technical stuff goes, I’d definitely give the author 4 stars. As far as my personal preferences go for heroes, it was seriously lacking for me. You can make the decision on whether this book is right for you. If the content doesn’t bother you, then it’s definitely worth the read!
About the Author ~ M. Robinson
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.
She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.
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