Mirror, mirror … who’s the fairest of them all?
I still cringe when I hear that line. A fairy tale that had girls pretendingthey were the fairest, the most beautiful, and the most entitled. A fairy tale most couldn’t grow out of turned my haunted childhood memories into a living nightmare. Girls who grew up believing that pile of garbage became the meanest of all ‘mean girls.’
And those mean girls were right – it was a line meant for all the beautiful people in the world – and I knew the answer would never be me.
The women with long legs, flat stomachs, and perfect chests.
The type of women Kane Masters gravitated toward.
Well, that’s definitely not Willow Tate.
Willow has suffered emotional abuse for most of her life. It was hard to read scenes wherein she was humiliated, I felt so bad for her! I wanted to reach inside the book and shield her from everything. At the start of the book, she had a really low self-esteem and she was so hard on herself. Her step-sister, step-father, and ex-husband were all huge assholes who made sure her life was miserable.
Kane and Willow have seen and met each other before. Kane had an instant connection and attraction with Willow, and he wanted to come back for her soon, but other commitments got in the way. He came back for her, and he want’t letting her go ever again.
Kane definitely helped her with her issues, and he was so sweet and patient with her, but it was nice to read about how Willow tried to heal herself and did not depend on anyone else. She wasn’t 100% confident, but she was better than when she was with her ex-husband.
It’s nice to read about someone who fully accepted another person’s insecurities and imperfections.