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Reviewed by Cayla-Paige Nortje for Readers' Favorite
What do you do when you meet your match in every way that counts? This is what Arianne Whiteley has to decide when she and Lucas Grayson, aka Giro, cross paths in Longing for You by Alessa Kelly. Having grown up in completely different circumstances and having entirely different backgrounds, the chances of these two ever meeting are slim, but life seems to have other plans in store when Arianne finds herself bargaining to help Lucas fight for the custody of his son. Being in a male-dominated business such as oil, Arianne has learned how to go after what she wants, and Lucas is what she wants. But what started out as a moment of chance turns into a deep connection many might not understand. Arianne shows a ferociousness over her loved ones that Lucas can’t seem to ignore even though evil lurks in the shadows, and him being with Arianne could put her in danger. Can a man like Lucas Grayson really have it all? Or will fate deal him a devasting blow to the heart and make him choose between the two loves in his life?
Alessa Kelly has delivered an outstanding story with not only strong complex characters but an original storyline that will no doubt keep her readers' attention until the very end, not to mention the steamy and electric-filled passion between Lucas and Arianne that heats up the pages. I really enjoyed the depiction of Lucas being a dark hero in his own right and how his character highlights that there’s no easy black and white differentiation; in fact, there are different types of good and bad depending on from whose perspective we’re looking. Arianne’s fierce love and adoration for Lucas was truly compelling and really complemented her strong personality due to her being in a highly male-dominated line of business. If you’re looking for a read that will keep you up into the early hours of the morning, look no further.