When I fell in love with Ivy Carter, I fell hard. She had a grip on my heart, and she refused to let go. After I committed a brutal assault, I pushed her away so she could have a life without me, but I’ve ached for her ever since. I assumed in a few months she’d move on, go off to school, and find some guy that actually deserves her. But that’s not what she did. She pushed back. And the more she pushed, the more I wanted to give in. I didn’t, though. I can be a mean SOB when I want to be.
It’s six years later now, and I’m out. I just want to see her so I know she’s okay, but one look at her angelic face through the window of where she works and I’m seventeen again, ready to do what it takes to put a smile on her face. I want to go straight and be the man she deserves, but when her brother steals from my criminal uncle, I have no choice but to make a deal with him. I might as well sell my soul; the devil is kinder.
Flawed is a second chance romance that has all the feels. Flawed is the story of Niko and Ivy, for the past 6 years Niko has been locked up and upon getting released he goes looking for the only woman he ever loved. Ivy has dealt with a lot since Niko went away. Currently her brother is in trouble with Niko’s uncle, so Ivy’s only option is to go for Niko for help. But both of them are still harboring feelings for each other, even after 6 years.
This book is pretty HOT! I love a good second chance romance. I also enjoyed the crime aspect of this book. I’m always up for a romance with an element of crime and this book did not disappoint. I think that Hubbard did well with the writing in this book, I enjoyed both main characters and the storyline as well. I think that there were different layers to this romance, which sometimes is hard to do. I don’t enjoy romances that fall flat and don’t have any depth, this was not the case for Flawed. You had not only the relationship between Niko and Ivy, you get the story between Ivy and her brother, and Niko and his family as well. The only downfall for this book for me was that it was kind of an insta love situation. I understand that they were in love before Niko went away, and that their feelings didn’t disappear, however I think I would have liked a little bit more build up before they fell into bed together. With that being said I still enjoyed the story and I would recommend reading it if you like a crime romance.
Overall rating: 4/5 stars
Sara Hubbard is a romantic fiction author. She loves alpha males and the sweet, sassy women who make them believe in change. Sara lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her two children (four if you count her husband and her needy labradoodle) and works as registered nurse.