"All that heat and lust and longing came rushing back."
Finally! I've been so intrigued, waiting for Noah's story, and I was not disappointed. I can't resist broken characters, and the author has been teasing me with glimpses of Noah and his tragic past in previous Stark World installments. There are so many amazing characters in this series and I really enjoy when they cross paths in each other's books.
Noah is a tech genius and is currently heading up the Austin branch of Stark Applied Technology. He's been running from his pain, pushing it down. His friends want him to give dating and chance and move on, to try again. He finally agrees to a blind date, ready to consider the possibility. And then he sees her. She brings it all back, making him remember, forcing him to feel again. He tries to fight it. He tries to push her away. She's his
wicked torture. She reignites the fire that has been dormant for so long, burning away the numbness.
Kiki's first love is music. She'd missed it, having walked away from everything to lick her wounds. But now it's her therapy, helping her to work through her pain. The lyrics come from her soul and when she performs, it touches her audience. When he accidentally ends up in a bar where she is singing, the lyrics resonate with him. He wants her, but he walks away instead.
What they say about redheads must be true, because the sparks fly between these two and they are combustible. I made sure not to get too close, I didn't want my reading device to melt before I got to the end of their story. I had too many questions that needed answers and the suspense was just too exciting to resist. I'm a music lover and can't resist stories that involve musicians, so that was an added bonus that made it even better. As new characters get added to the Stark World with each book, I become even more addicted. I can't wait to see who is featured next. The line forms here...