TITLE - Cole
AUTHOR - Tijan
Releases Feb 27th.
I shouldn’t have remembered him.
He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn't know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.
But I could feel him.
The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.
The second time was different.
He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed.
That was just the beginning.
He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…
I NEED more Cole! That is the first thought that comes to mind when I think about this book. I just need more of him. Now I liked Carter, but I think Cole is my soulmate. I think it is fair to say that I loved this book. There is just something about a good old mafia novel set in modern times that makes a woman’s blood heat up. Not all of these novels get it right though. I am thankful to say that Cole by Tijan 1000% does it right!
The plot of this book is an interesting one. I honestly was not sure where this was going to go from reading the blurb. I was surprised at the direction the author took it, but surprises are good. I rarely enjoy predictable books. This book has a whole air of mystery to it.
Addison, the main female, is kept in the dark about some aspects that we readers are aware of, especially if you read Carter Reed’s story first. With that being said, there is a whole other mystery going on in this book that even the readers are not privy to. I love this about the book. It kept me guessing.
Let’s talk characters. We have Cole, who I am in love with. He is strong and resilient, but is also fun and playful. I don’t know why, but I love a man who just bleeds danger from him. It excites me. My only complaint is I would like to see more from his point of view. Addison is a character on her own. She has some major baggage to get through. She is the main focus of this novel and I hope to read more about her in the future.
When you get Cole and Addison together, it is almost like the reader can see the sparks flying between the two. There is something about the two that makes readers really root for them. There is some sexual content in this book, but that is not what I love more about this book. I like the scenes between characters that don’t include sex, but still give you that heating up feeling. This book has plenty of those.
My only complaint about this book would have to be about the writing style. I like the way the book is laid out, but I feel it would have been more beneficial to read more parts from Cole’s point of view. I also felt at the end that there was this big build up and the conclusion was not really what I expected. With that being said, the book itself is amazing, just personally I would’ve preferred some things a bit different.
Overall, I love Cole for real. If I was not married, and he was not fictional, I think I would hunt him down. It is rare that an author’s character really grabs my attention like this, so this is high praise coming from me. I know we will be seeing more of Cole in the future in a third Carter Reed book, but I really hope he gets another book to himself as well. I would love to see how things turn out for him.
Writing Style: 4/5