He bought me, but not to touch or taste. He bought me to save me, and to atone for past sins.
Handsome and mysterious, he swoops in to offer me a new life, but this is no knight in shining armor. He’s cold, hardened by his past. But there’s an inferno underneath the ice, I can feel the heat each time he looks at me—each time he gives in to the desire between us.
No matter how much I push to unleash the fire in his eyes, he shoves back harder each time. He’s merciless with his cruel words, telling me how naïve I am, how little I know of the world.
But I’m stronger than he thinks.
When we face down our demons from the past, I’ll prove which one of us was in need of saving, and which one of us is the savior.
Romance | Contemporary | Adult Fiction
Cheese and crackers, just holy moly cadets, Savior is my everything. There, I admitted it. Just the synopsis had me in a tizzy. And yes, this is definitely what you might be thinking, it is a darker side of Pretty Woman for all my pulp culture fanatics and I gotta say, I am loving Alexandra as she steps in those high stilettos to bat for the fictional Vivian Ward. Bring on the rich hero to save the damsel with all the oozy sexual romance possible!
Warning, I only stating this for the sanity purpose of those who like to read intermingled series in order, this is part of a standalone series. No, you don’t have to read Voyeur or Lovers first, I personally highly recommend it though – you won’t be disappointed. Every character will blow your mind and steal your heart one gut wrenching feel scene at a time.
Whew…. now that that is out of the way, lets chat the characters in Savior shall we?
Oh boy did I fall head over heels for every character, and tits did I fall hard for Erik. He is definitely a prick, the most delicious alpha prick; Alexandra said it best – he is an arrogant prick with a hero complex. I am just a sucker for these personalities, specifically when they are just written so fiercely. I mean it, Erik was my imperfect caveman dynamic wrapped in this amazing fictional male lead. He definitely had some shadows, many internal struggles that came more to light as Alexandra started to peel away his bandages. When he wasn’t being this cold, malice human, pushing everyone at a distance, he was this raw human who honestly needed attention.
And speaking of getting Erik attention, Alexandra swooped in with her innocence that just broke every rule. Alex was definitely a damsel, but where she needed saving – appearing meek or weak minded – she was truly a strong female character. Her resilience was empowering if I am being honest, she truly had the shitter side of the bucket in life, but her charismatic personality, sweet nature purity and that giddy smile that brought light to everything was amazing. But I really did enjoy her innocent side, I know, this is surprising considering the more forceful female character leads I swoon for, but something about Alex’s composition just struck something in my heart; I cried for her, I laughed with her, I connected with her character so easily it was hard not to love everything about her.
But that romance?! Oh my stars, can we say hot hot hot? Because the tension between these Alexandra and Erik was melting off the pages. From the moment Erik saves Alex, there is this constant push and pull between their wills, and honestly a lot of the age gap really plays such a pivotal role on their romantic feelings. Alexandra is very much nineteen while Erik is thirty-one, so spoiler warning, don’t like decade age gaps this might not be for you, but honestly it was beautifully played out.
Alex is very much innocent, she is naive and honestly even with knowing what she does of the world, she is still very much sheltered minded, thinking the best from everyone, even the one person who hurts her most. This really tugs on Erik throughout their emotional build. He pushes her away at every advance, even fondling women in her eyesight just to prove a point that he isn’t right for her.Truthfully though this allows both to mentally grow as they push at each others patience. There is an immediate attraction on both sides and this blows up in their faces constantly. Again, just flipping hot. I cannot admit how much I liked their emotional tug-a-war, it was explosive as it was entertaining.
I seriously cannot get enough of all things Fiona Cole, I don’t know if you have noticed that yet or not. I am a diehard fan of this entire standalone series she is doing. I loved Voyeur, obsessed over Lovers and now Savior. At this point this author cannot do anything wrong by my standards. She has taken some of my favorite genres and brought such a darker, more sensual refreshing light to each one and I am drooling. Drooling I tell you. If you enjoy age gaps, interesting plot twists that do not overshadow the romance and a little office fun, maybe some best friends to lovers, you need to check out these books, they are intermingled of the most scrumptious buildups.
And now I have to wait for Another, I am absolutely ripping my hair out one torturous strand at a time as I wait to finally get Carina’s well deserved book! Ten more days comrades, ten more days.