Silence is only skin deep.
Nineteen year old Daniel Colton is the guy all the girls want to date, and the man all the guys want to be. Moody, with an explosive temper, closed off and sullen, he’s also beautiful, tatted in delicious ways, with a pierced eyebrow and spiky black hair. It’s rumoured he has piercings in other places, too. Is he really mad, bad and dangerous to know?
Daniel lives with his older brother, Zef, and their home is party central. You want drugs, a good time, liquor, no questions asked? Colton’s is the place to go.
When Daniel and good girl Lisanne Maclaine have to work together on an assignment, Lisanne finds there’s a lot more to the college’s bad boy than his reputation. He’s intelligent and funny and good company. And then she discovers his secret, why he’s so closed off to everyone, and determined to keep people at arms’ length. But being his secret-keeper is harder than she ever dreamed.
Recommended for readers 18+ due to sexual references and sex scenes, some coarse language, drug references and drug use.
The main struggle that Lisanne had come face-to-face with when she met Daniel is not something about some silly, petty lovestruck girl pining for the hot unattainable guy. No. Definitely not. The mystery about Daniel surely draws the reader to assume that there's a tortured soul in there somewhere. Yes, he is tortured, but not in the way many would initially think. It's particularly interesting to see how Lisanne was able to crack him right open when nobody else could. :)
I love how this book is empowering, especially for people like Daniel. It's inspiring how a love like Daniel and Lisanne's can transcend through a condition such as his. Heart-warming, to say the least. AND. It does not, in any way whatsoever, detract from the total HOTNESS of Daniel. Damn!
I think the way the author revolved their struggle gave this book a lot of depth and I appreciated that a lot. I don't know what that missing something is but I just can't find it in me to give it a 5 out of 5.
Anyway, it was beautifully written.The pacing was just right and the way she handled or placed the plot devices throughout the story was perfect. The story flows making this book un-put-down-able. :) Kudos to Ms. Harvey-Berrick! Keep on writing. I love your work! :)