I really wanted to like this. I was looking for a quick, trashy read and this book features an Asian American woman and written by an Asian American woman. It also featured the brother’s best friend and alpha male trope so I was all in.

But then, 1/4 of the way through and especially after the first s3ggsu@l scene – which made me cringe – I realized this book was not written for me. The guy was a complete asshole with no redeeming qualities and she was fine with that. Also, given that this is a series featuring the love lives of four best girlfriends, it would’ve been nice had the Asian American woman been featured in a story where she wasn’t so…weak.

Please note that I flipped through to the end hoping that maybe that would be enjoyable. No.

Again, this book may be for you but it definitely was not for me.

1 star rating
He has a heart of ice...but for her, he'd burn the world.

Alex Volkov is a devil blessed with the face of an angel and cursed with a past he can’t escape.

Driven by a tragedy that has haunted him for most of his life, his ruthless pursuits for success and vengeance leave little room for matters of the heart.

But when he’s forced to look after his best friend’s sister, he starts to feel something in his chest:

A crack.
A melt.
A fire that could end his world as he knew it.


Ava Chen is a free spirit trapped by nightmares of a childhood she can’t remember.

But despite her broken past, she’s never stopped seeing the beauty in the world…including the heart beneath the icy exterior of a man she shouldn’t want.

Her brother’s best friend.
Her neighbor.
Her savior and her downfall.

Published April 29th 2021

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