Amazon Synopsis: “Emotionally crippled, smart-mouthed, and sexy as sin, the woman is nothing I need and everything I want.
Despite her hard edges, tattoos, and reckless spirit, I know she craves more. More from life, more from love, more from me.
She thinks I’m just a trust fund brat and maybe she’s right. But I’ve got secrets of my own. I know what darkness is. I’ve lived it – faced the pit of hell and barely survived.
The question is, am I strong enough to face it again? Because if I’m ever going to break through the steel wall she’s placed around her heart, it’ll mean facing demons we both thought were long dead and buried.
Melting Steel is a full length, standalone romance with a HEA. Book contains mature themes, steamy sexual scenes and graphic language.”
Length: 208 pages (Kindle Edition)
Publisher and date: Seabrook Books on September 24, 2016
Where I found the book: Bookbub suggested it. I only picked it because I have a best friend named Keeley and that is not an easy name to come by. Almost as rare as Destiny.
How it’s written: Chapters switch between Henry and Keeley’s point of view. It’s intriguing to see how their relationship develops as Keeley find her brother and keep him out of danger.
What I like about the book: The prologue is one of the most adorable and slightly heartbreaking things to start out with. At a young age, Henry professes his desire to be a knight and promises to watch over Keeley no matter what. This part had me in love with the book before it really had even begun which definitely softened me up.
I found it odd how they met decades later but there’s not much time to dwell on that as Keeley’s life is put in danger and Henry dutifully puts on his armor and goes to war for her. Mostly for me, this book felt like just another book where a girl inherits a billionaire benefactor after her life goes to crap, but Henry turns out to be a real knight. He risks everything to be there for Keeley and I enjoyed that part of it.
Final Thoughts: I’m definitely one of those people that shouts at books “COME ON! Like millionaires are just looking for charity case women to dote on and provide everything for.” Then I’m reminded that this seems to be a very repeated idea, so much so it could be its own subgenre and that’s why I think people like it. It’s a modern day Disney tale of a prince coming to sweep you off your feet.
So as much as the rich guy falling for the poor girl trope has been played out, I still enjoyed this book. It helped me see that sometimes a classic Disney trope is comforting to read.
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C.M. Seabrook has other book series and Melting Steel seems to be the only stand alone book as of yet.