Pub date: May 6, 2015 (ARC review)
H/h - Carter/Layla
Setting: Present time.
Read in May, 2015.
Taking the Fall: Vol. 3 wraps up Carter and Layla’s story. I’ve been enjoying this series quite a bit, though at times Carter can be too caveman-ish for my liking. But he has already proven that he truly cares for Layla so I just rolled my eyes and read on. For me, the ending of their story was predictable and not so predictable, both.
Layla’s crime lord of a father hired Carter as her bodyguard when she was 16. They’ve been attracted to each-other ever since, though Carter is quite a bit older than her. He wanted her but knew she’s too young to take this to the next level. Knowing that she feels the same didn’t help, but Carter was biding his time to make her his. One night changes it all. Something happens and throws Carter in jail 8 yrs. for manslaughter. The details of that night would escape Layla completely but no one told her exactly what happened. Not even Carter. When she finally escapes her a$$hole of a sire, 4 yrs. into Carter’s jail time, Layla goes to see him in hopes that he still feels the same about ‘them’. Unfortunately, she returns brokenhearted, as Carter acts as if he didn’t care any longer.