Series: Portland Street Kings #2
Author: Evie Harper
Genre: Contemp Romance w/ Suspense
Release: March 30, 2016
Mackson King’s past is a dark, horror-filled chasm that could swallow the toughest, most dangerous men. A member of the notorious Portland Street Kings, he’s impossible to intimidate—but he can be hurt. He learned that the hard way, thanks to her. Lana. The one woman capable of easing his nightmares, of soothing his demons, was the very woman who shredded his heart. She took away his torments, only to become one of them.
Born into a family who lost their way long before she arrived, Lana Scavello has carefully enforced a steely interior that shields her heart from harm. But that doesn’t mean she can’t cry, and she’s spared Mackson King more tears than he ever deserved. Finding Lana at her most vulnerable, saving her when she felt the most invisible, he burrowed beneath her defenses to carve his own personal door to her soul. Only to decimate it, along with everything she’d ever known.
Now, years later, fate has thrown the couple together once more. Pain, heartbreak and betrayal will explode to the surface, leaving both of them raw, aching, exposed. And that’s when their true love story begins…
Fatal is the second book in the Portland Street Kings series and should be read after Collision since they share an ongoing storyline. This one focuses on Lana & Mack and part of this story runs parallel to Collision but rest assured there is very minimal repetition between the two books. There are some pretty graphic scenarios in this book that were essential to both the mood & plot yet for some they could cause emotional triggers.
Lana Scavello fell in love with Mack when she was just a girl and that loved just blossomed over the years until he finally recognized her in "that" way. When her father would tell her she was a worthless piece of trash, Mack would be there to reassure her that she wasn't. Mack would be her shoulder to cry and her strength when she needed him. Eventually Lana and Mack's relationship turned into a physical one where he professed to love only her but something went terribly wrong. Nowthese two are being forced to spend time together again and they can't stand to be in the same room...
Mackson King grew up in the worst imaginable foster home with his three brothers and two sisters until they were able to break out and live on the streets to escape the evil clutches of the system. While at times they ate from dumpsters and lived in boxes they are now doing very well for themselves owning an automotive garage and racing as a top contender in Speed Wars. The only issue that keeps popping up is Rex Scavello who used to be a good friend to the Kings but now he has lost his mind. Slater's grand plan to keep Lana at their house until Rex agrees to back off is really going to test Mack's patience. It has been five long years and Lana is still the only woman that he loves as much as he hates...
This second chance romance was beautifully done with just enough heartache and angst. The drama and craziness in the prologue keeps you guessing all the way through until the final chapter. I for one am glad the author waited on releasing this one since it was so perfect. Can't wait to see what she comes up with next :)
REVIEWED BY JILL
Evie is an Australian author whose passion for reading lead her into writing. Evie spends her days writing heartbreaking, suspense filled love stories with happily ever afters. Evie's characters are strong alphas with even stronger heroines who bring sexy sass to the relationship.