Title: You Loved Me At My Ugliest
Series: You Loved Me Series #3
Author: Evie Harper
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 28, 2015
She’s no stranger to love and loss…
By age eighteen, Alexa Kingsley had lost everyone. Only Joey, the lonely boy next door, remained. He’d clung to Alexa like a lifeline through years of abuse at the hands of his father, and she vowed to protect him as best she could. Alexa thought Joey was the one person who’d always be there—until the day he left her as well. Finally forced to go it alone, Alexa finds this latest loss may hurt worst of all.
He’s no stranger to lack of love…
Joseph O’Connor was every bit the villain his father trained him to be, his young heart twisted into something ugly, corrupted. But his father underestimated the girl next door, miscalculated the impact Lexi would have on Joey’s life, the spark she ignited that eventually, despite all odds, grew to an inferno of hope. To reclaim her, Joey must first become a man Lexi can be proud of…the kind of man she deserves.
Amidst a shadowy world of guns and drugs, will Joey’s ultimate sacrifice—a declaration of love from a man who was never shown any at all—be enough to finally set him free?
SHANNON'S 5 STAR REVIEW:
5 Never Let Go Stars
Evie Harper has written one of the best endings to a trilogy that I've ever read. In Darkest and Weakest we read about the female leads, Lily and Emily. But she threw me for a pleasant loop when in Ugliest we read about Joseph "Joey" O'Connor instead of Alexa.
I loved the fact that Joey was trying to help bring his father down in the previous two books and I hurt for him a little when Alexa left him, not a lot just a little. Then I turned on my kindle and I started reading.
I read the pain and the hurt that Joey endured. I read about the love that he and Alexa shared from an early age. Then I read about the final goodbye.
One time too many Joey chose his revenge over Alexa. When she heads to Acapulco to find out whether or not Joey is alive she never expected to run right into him. She thought for sure she'd have to search high and low for him. But fate, being the witch she is, interceded and Alexa ran right into his mafia family. Marco, his father was bad enough but his Uncle Michael isn't what she was expecting.
What happens when Joey must, once more, choose his family and revenge over her? Better yet, what happens when she gets caught in the crossfire of a family imploding and an outside family trying to take them down, as well? Will Joey ever put her first or will he lost her again, this time for good?
If you haven't read this fabulous series, you need to. At the time of posting, the first book is free and the other two are on sale.
I cannot wait to read the spinoff series, Portland Street Kings. It's going to follow another O'Connor and a special guy from this series. You just have to read to find out which ones!
"Not everything is as it seems, Alexa. Welcome to a world of lies, manipulation, blackmail, and more often than not, death."
Give me crazy, passionate, heartache for the rest of my life, because it hurts so beautifully.
"Oh gods I have stalked this author and this book right from the get go, freaking love this author and her writing style, the dark, the emotions, the grit, all things that make this one of my favourite authors.." ~ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
"This is so beautifully written it brought tears to my eyes. Brilliant plot with beautiful characters." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
Evie is an Australian author whose passion for reading lead her into writing. Evie spends her days writing heartbreaking, suspense filled love stories with happily ever afters. Evie's characters are strong alphas with even stronger heroines who bring sexy sass to the relationship.