This gritty spin-off of the New York Times bestselling Shattered Hearts Series follows mysterious and sexy Tristan as he attempts to abandon his demons in the name of love. This full-length novel can be read as a stand-alone or after Bring Me Home.
A steady stream of meaningless sex is all Tristan has left when he discovers the grandmother who raised him is dying and his best friend is getting married. He is lost; and the dark secrets in his past keep coming back to remind him of this.
Until Tristan has an idea that will change his life and fulfill his dying grandmother’s wishes: Abandon his playboy ways and settle down.
And who better to do it with than Senia, the girl who has occupied his thoughts since their scorching hot tryst in the back of his sports car. The girl who makes him laugh and feel like a kid again.
But when his world begins to crumble around him, the pain Tristan is hiding finds its way to the surface. Will Tristan finally learn to trust again? Or will he abandon Senia when she needs him the most?
Abandon was a surprisingly rich and fast-paced read for me. Although a spin-off of the Shattered Hearts series, you can read this book as a standalone. Abandon will make you want to read more from Cassia Leo and more about these characters.
Tristan is a jerk on the outside, but inside he is hiding a lifetime filled with unimaginable pain and disappointment. That he managed to pull himself out of his horrific childhood is amazing. He and Senia finally get together, but Tristan finds it almost impossible to have a normal and loving relationship with her. This story is a beautifully written book about facing your past and learning to move forward and live without anger. And it has the perfect amount of hot and sexy times to grab even the most jaded romance reader.
I loved this book and read it in one sitting! The characters are all very well-developed and I felt the emotional connection between Tristan and Senia. My heart ached for Tristan and I absolutely loved his story. I can’t wait to dive into more books by Cassia Leo!
(Copy provided by the author in return for an honest review.)
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home) and the Luke and Chase series.