INFRACTION by K. I. Lynn
My rating: 4.5 - 5 of 5 stars
ARC Provided by K.I. Lynn in exchange for an honest review.
4.5 – 5 sizzling stars for INFRACTION
Lovey hugs, Honey bears and honey bunch of O’s…”Infraction “ was worth the wait.
Listen up kiddies; this book/series is not for the faint of heart. K.I.’s tale is for mature women who can put on their big girl panties and throw themselves into a love story about two broken souls that are desperate to heal each other. If you can’t handle the heat, move along to find another corny, mundane love story filled with rainbows, butterflies and unicorns. Consider yourself warned.
I sensed a difference in the tone while reading INFRACTION. It was intense, but not the same physical/sexual intensity as in BREACH. (oh, trust me. There are hot scenes for you Nathan lovin’ cock whores). But the intensity, for me, was in exploring Lila and Nathan’s fears, love and affection. We are exposed to the their past tragedies that molded them into the characters they are today.
Nathan is desperate and struggling to become the man that Lila needs. He is battling his fears to find his strength in order to be strong for her. Lila, with due cause, shies away from Nathan’s affection. I do not blame her for distancing herself from him. He has shattered her heart and virtually destroyed her. Nathan’s guilt weighs on him and he feels responsible for the further tragedy and accident she has endured…
”If what? Hadn’t left me? Broken me? Left me a shell of the paper-thin person I
already was before you? If that is even possible.…You didn’t do this physical damage to me. What you did was far worse.”
Wow. Lila grew a pair.
I was pissed, so pissed off at Nathan for leaving Lila at the end of BREACH. He left her broken hearted, but he had his reasons, which we discover later in the story. Leaving Lila was so difficult, but necessary in order to protect her and himself. Nathan truly loves Lila, so much so that he is willing to sacrifice having her in his life. He does not want to lose Lila the way he lost his wife and unborn child years ago. Their deaths had a profound affect on Nathan. It is this fear that causes his constant internal battle...the need to distance himself from Lila and fighting the urge to consume her with all the love, lust and passion in his soul….
“I’m yours. All that I am, if you want it. I’m not much, but I know I can be so much more with you.”
…and oh does Lila want. Come on, who can resist that sexy beast. Needless to say, there’s fireworks heating up the sheets at casa del Nathan ;)
Nathan’s love is all that Lila needs. Suffering from a childhood of emotional and physical abuse and neglect, Nathan’s love feeds her strength. But, Lila has the additional fear of living in the shadow of Nathan’s deceased wife….
“I can’t be a replacement. I won’t be. You haven’t had closure and until then…after all that has happened between us, I need to matter more than a memory. Not only that, I don’t know if I can let you back in. You hurt me more than anyone else in my life.”
Lila, you ripped my heart out. These words have a huge impact – especially learning how much hurt she has endured from the hands of her bastard of a father and brother.
Oh Nathan…what you do to me. Your rugged, macho exterior hides such sweetness and makes my heart pitter-patter …you floor me with your proclamations of love.
…”You are my everything. My future Lila. I’m in love with you. I can’t imagine my life without you. You fill my heart and make me whole. No one will ever compare to you or the way you make me feel….with you, I am reborn.”
OH. MY. GOD. Such sweetness. Ah, but with the sweet comes his lustful words that can cause a girl to blush and swoon.
…”Because you are a dirty girl. Your moans are mine, your body is mine…. you are fu@king mine”
These two lovebirds have a rough road ahead. Struggling to find their way back to each other, find a way to stay together, and conquer their past demons…it is a tough battle they need to win in order to carve a path a happy future.
Although the book ends on a happy note, there are story lines and sub plots that are left dangling. I can’t wait for the sequel. Until then Honey Bears…..don’t rip out your sheet rock and keep dreaming of the sexy and abrasive Nathan Thorne.