A political marriage to the young brother of the famous General Barry, a leader known his ruthless brutality, is the last thing nineteen year-old Bianca Mason wants. But an alliance with these men will keep her father’s citizens safe from the endless Barry raids and be another step toward the return of modern civilization. Unfortunately, Bianca puts the entire treaty in jeopardy when she confesses a traumatic personal secret to her intended groom, and he refuses the marriage. Desperate to keep the peace, she gratefully accepts when another brother steps in to take his place.
Kent, the other Barry brother, is known for his strong leadership ability, fair treatment of his troops, and brilliant military strategy. He is also a known for his burn-scarred face and his reputation as a sadist. When confronted with the disintegration of a much-needed treaty, he grudgingly steps in and marries Bianca, a girl traumatized by long-ago assault who doesn’t like to be touched.
Kent must teach Bianca, as only he can, how to surrender herself fully, trust in him completely, and become the woman he needs. Only then can they both find happiness.
This dark romance novel contains mature situations and sensitive subject matter, and contains triggers some readers may find discomforting. It is a work of fiction and is intended for adult readers 18 and older.
This is book three in the snow and ash series and after reading this story I rushed back to read books one and two. This story of Kent and Bianca touched me in different ways. Bianca broke my heart with how broken she was and how alone she felt. She did not like to be touched and others took advantage of her at each turn. She had no one to trust. When she reveals her secret to her fiancé she is immediately rejected again. His brother Kent steps in to fulfil the promise of marriage and takes Bianca as his wife. I was so angry at Kent because he slipped under my radar. In the beginning he is kind and considerate but later in the story he turns into a monster or so we think. This story was full of twists that I never saw coming. Bianca is a survivor and no one in this story deserves her. I just wanted to hug her. She is an unforgettable character and so is this series. It is not necessary to read books one and two but I highly recommend it because each story is unique and amazing in themselves.
Heather Knight doesn’t go for billionaires with helicopters or country club fellas who sip Moscow Mules by the pool. She likes her men Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to know. She began reading romance when she was thirteen and apocalyptic fiction during college. She’s combined her love for the two genres in her new adult romance series, which is set shortly after a catastrophic worldwide event. Her books push the boundaries of both romance and erotica and are classified as Dark Romance.
Heather lives in the Mid-Atlantic with her own bad boy and dreams of one day leaving that snow behind forever.