Series: 100 Series
on July 31st 2017
Published by Lara Adrian LLC Genres: Erotic Romance
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For 100 Days she deceived him. For 100 Nights, he demanded her complete surrender. Now, after all of the secrets and lies and heartbreak, they'll have to decide if their love is strong enough to try again...For 100 Reasons.
Billionaire Dominic Baine stepped into Avery Ross's life when it was at its lowest. Obsessed with the beautiful, struggling artist, Nick was determined to have her. What began as a scorching seduction soon burned out of control, exploding into a white-hot passion neither of them could deny.
Yet Nick and Avery are two damaged people, both haunted by dark secrets with the power to destroy them. And for Nick, the ugly past that shaped him cannot compare to the unforgivable deception that drives Avery from his arms, from his life. Now the man accustomed to having everything he desires must find a way to redeem himself to the only woman he has ever loved.
Avery Ross has known heartbreak. She has known betrayal and loss, but nothing like the pain that loving Dominic Baine has brought into her life. Reeling from the aftermath of his devastating revelation, instead of allowing despair to break her, she builds herself into something stronger--the fearless woman and gifted artist that Nick's passion has taught her to be. Yet her heart is in pieces, and despite everything she has, the one thing she needs is the man whose possessive desires and consuming love holds the power to either save them both or shatter her forever. . . .
As the story begins we are fast forward to almost a year, Avery is conquering the art world and now she is popular and starting to be well known. She has moved on, and Nick while he is not out of her mind & heart she has tried to focus on her future. The story picks up pace and we are re-introduced to these characters. Avery doesn’t regret her time with Nick, but she regrets all the secrets and lies they both hid from each other.
As her mind and heart still ache for the man she fell in-love with – she is trying to live past her failures and focusing on her new future. As she come face to face with Nick once again, and in almost the same manner in which they first met, Avery can’t deny the attraction and the need is still as raw and intense and it ever was. It is fascinating to see these two very different characters come to terms with their demons. At times the author portrait a very vulnerable yet strong characters that we didn’t get to see in the first two installment.
This time around Avery seems to be the anchor in the story, the one that is pulling things together while Nick is the one trying to come to terms with a past that does not allow him to move forward. I enjoyed the story and the way things developed. Avery as well as Nick had a lot of unsolved issues and they knew that they couldn’t move on without facing them. Adrian did a superb job bringing to light Nick’s demons and she beautifully exploit them in order for the reader to understand his past actions. While the story doesn’t purposely try to justify Nick’s actions, it is hard as a reader to not see the reason behind it, his failures served as a base for his desire to see Avery triumphant by becoming that who he could not be. Lara Adrian does a great job showing us a very insecure and vulnerable Nick, while his fears do not supersedes his need for Avery, they certainly make an impact on his ability to come forward about his past.
I enjoyed how Avery and Nick found each other again. While their story is filled with angst, raw emotions and very painful situations these characters found strength is their tragedy and by doing so their love and story meant so much more. For 100 Reasons is a great way to bring this series to an end, these characters found closure on each other and the support and love. Lara Adrian once again proves to be on top of the game, she delivered a story that fulfill the need for love, passion, sensuality, sexuality and erotism without taking away the importance the suffering of these characters tragic past. The 100 Series will forever stay in my heart and will be as one of the 2017 most romantic stories.
Do I recommend this book? YES YES
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