Author: Kira Johns
Publisher: Kira Johns
Publish Date: October 10, 2014
Page Count: 337
Genre:Romance/Suspense/ Romantic Erotica
Five years after leaving Rockingham, Jade Moore is still trying to move on. Easier said than done when your heart lies in your hometown. She finds friendship with a man who bears a dark secret, one that could destroy her.
Shadow has spent the last five years in misery over losing Jade. He still loves her, but knows he lost his chance. Now married to his worst nightmare, Shadow sees the light at the end of the tunnel when Jade returns home, only to find out she has been hiding something from him for years.
Will Jade and Shadow find their happily ever after? Both are determined to make it happen, but when the past collides with the present, Shadow fears he will lose Jade forever.
Deserved begins five years after Destined, when Jade leaves Rockingham. Life has changed for Jade and Shadow. Both have moved on with their lives but are not completely happy. Jade hasn’t spoken to Shadow since she left but when tragedy happens, she is forced back into the life of the MC.
Jade shows that she is a strong character in the face of everything she goes through. She lost the man she loved and also her friend. She comes back, not weak but stronger that before. I love Jade’s character and wish more female leads were written like her.
Shadow is a martyr. He feels that he has to be miserable because of the way he treated Jade. So his life for the past five years has not been pleasant. That could be to the new addition of Brandi. He stays with her because he feels he has too due to how he treated Jade. Shadow is a good character. I like him with Jade but I don’t think that they are destined to be together.
Ms. Johns throws a twist in this book. I suspected this may happen but was not sure it would. The world at the MC is completely rocked with the revelation. I won’t tell what it is though. ;)
Johns is a fantastic writer. She draws the reader into the book from the beginning. Her writing is similar to that of AC Bextor. Johns does multiple POV’s in her books but does not make it confusing to the reader.
This book is a definite recommend. I strongly urge the reader to start from the first book, Destroyed, to truly understand Jade and Shadow’s story. This book series is for readers 18+ due to violence and sexy scenes.
5 out of 5 Stars!!!
The first two books in the series are also available!