Layers Deep By Lacey Silks

He needs her to save a friend.
She needs him to plan her revenge.
Their pasts scar them Layers Deep.
Their passion distracts them…
…and distractions can be fatal.
Tristan Cross is battling emotional demons from the past. He lives in a world where trust is earned, loyalties are tested, and love is impossible. That is, until he meets Allie Green. She’s the only woman who can help him find a kidnapped friend and to top it off, she captivates him. All he has to do now is persuade her to work for Cross Enterprises, his top investigations firm.

Allie Green is a rookie cop seeking revenge and she’s willing to sell her soul to get it. With an opportunity to use Tristan Cross’s resources Allie calculates her time for payback. As vengeance boils her blood she can’t keep her mind off her new boss and Allie finds it difficult to keep her employment professional. With the mouth watering Tristan Cross distracting her, she struggles to prioritize an undercover job she’s been assigned and her hunger for revenge.

And when you’re ready to give up your life to save someone else, distractions can be fatal.

Note: This book is the first part of a Trilogy that is designed to be read in order. Tristan and Allie will get their happy ending but not until book 2 and 3. This book contains a cliff hanger ending you will not expect. A prequel to the series which can be read alone is Dazzled by Silver.

Warning: This title contains erotic situations, and graphic language. Intended for adult audience 18+

Well, this book was hot.  REALLY hot.  That fact accounts for 3 of the stars I’m going to grant this book.  H-O-T!   Plus, I’m a sucker for a strong female protagonist with a vendetta!
Allies is a NYC police officer, and she has wanted to be ever since she could remember.  She witnessed a horrible event happening to her mother, and since that day she has had a singular objective of revenge.  Enter Tristan Cross and Cross Enterprises.  He needs a new Security/Bodyguard/Undercover agent, and Allie wants to be the person that gets it.  Upon meeting each other, the chemistry is off the charts and palpable, but Allie wants the job and therefore struggles to keep the relationship professional.  But Tristan, being the badass alpha male that he is, always gets what he wants.  And he wants Allie, in his bed.  But both Allie and Tristan are fighting demons from their pasts.  Can they heal each other?
Well, have I mentioned how friggin’ hot this book is?  Because it is.  Ridiculously so.  Tristan is delicious.  However, it’s more than just an erotic romance.
It’s full of suspense and mystery.  It’s also worth putting out there that this book has a whopper of a cliffhanger.  Usually, this annoys me, but with this book, it didn’t.  I get it, the story needed to have this book as the set up for more later.  I’m ok with it, I think you will be too.  And now I can’t wait for book 2.

Another thing, besides the off the chart steam, that I really liked about this book is that the writing is really good.  It’s emotional and intense, and the characters are well constructed and interesting.  It’s a page turner.  The plot captures the reader from the beginning.  I was actually surprised at how into the book I was…totally didn’t see that one coming.  4 stars!