They say that Alik Vasin’s heart is carved from the hardest diamond and the coldest ice…
Alik is powerful, ruthless, and incapable of love. But when he discovers he has a daughter nothing will stop him from claiming the child as his own. Jada Patel will do whatever it takes to keep little Leena in her life – even if it means a convenient marriage. Though there can never be a future between them, resisting the powerful Alik is impossible.
Jada thinks she’s known desire but, catapulted into Alik’s glittering world, she discovers an allconsuming, intoxicating passion that can melt even the coldest of hearts.
‘Such intense characters, Maisey Yates just gets better and better for me.’ – Susan, 33, Marketing
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Another amazing hero from Maisey Yates
Alik is a bad bad man. His only redeeming feature is his loyalty to his friend Sayid, from the companion book Heir to a Desert Legacy. He's not anyone's idea of good husband and father material. But he is, reluctantly, a father.
Jada has been caring for his child since the death of the mother. All she wants is to be Leena's mother. She's already been a wife and being Alik's wife would only be bearable because of baby Leena.
Watching these two make a convenient marriage is like watching gunpowder in a candle shop. It is a disaster waiting to happen. A disaster full of sizzle and sark.
Somehow Maisey makes it work through the darkest depths to a HEA that is believable at the last.
Reviewed by Desere
I have often had the thought that when a woman has a child the only way she could not know is if she has memory loss, but for a man it is totally different, he can be the father to many and have no clue what so ever.
In the new Maisey Yates read this is what happens to Alik he has a heart as cold as ice and as unbreakable as a diamond, and this of course makes the man no picnic to be around, no ladies this is the type of man that you will look at and immediately realise he spells trouble and it would be best to stay as far away as possible.
Yet when he discovers he has a daughter the once cruel, unkind ruthless man with the ice cold heart discovers he has something to fight for and nothing and no one will stand in his way.
He does not reckon he will need to go up against a woman that is as strong as she is determined to make her stand and fight for what she believes in.
This is a marriage of convenience story and yes it I know that has been done many times before, yet this time it was this author that showed me it can be the same old story line but when adding in some fresh new lines the a familiar story can take on a whole new life of it's own.
The main and secondary characters in this read were all very well written. Alik drove me to the point of distraction, he made me so furious I wanted to hurl the nearest object at him just to see if I could wake him up and show him that he is missing out on the best opportunity of his life.
I adored the manner in which the author takes him from cold hearted beast to hero material, slowly letting Jada thaw his frozen heart.
The backdrop setting was as wild as the emotions of the characters. The dialogue was classic Maisey Yates she truly knows how to connect with her readers and does not draw you into the reads slowly no this author makes sure she has your attention from the very first page straight through to the last word.
I highly recommend this read for all Maisey Yates fans but also for readers who love a bad boy hero that goes from zero to hero in achingly slow motion delivering a explosive punch at the end that will leave you begging for more.
5/5 star review
" Ice meets fire and melts into a passionate affair of romance and happy ever after"
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