Saturday, April 2, 2016

review || SWEET ONE by Cristin Harber

Mill Creek Press | March 28, 2016 | Contemporary Romance
Titan Novella


Cash is alive.
But who knows how bad he’s hurt.
There was an explosion, and he won’t wake up.

It’s the phone call the any Titan wife dreads, and the one that brings Nicola Garrison to her knees in tears. Crying and praying for Cash to wake up, she has one secret to tell him and now it might be too late.

“I’m pregnant. You’re going to be a daddy.”

Practicing the words a million times didn’t matter if he wasn’t coming home.

In her rush to save him, she lets down her guard. One slip. One tiny mistake. That is all it takes to let years of protecting her identity fall apart. Her time in witness protection, then at the CIA is called into question by someone who has the power to end her life—and the baby she’s carrying.

As the game of shadows and spooks, mobsters and goons comes back to hunt Nicola, survival takes on new meaning—protecting her baby, her husband, and her life—forcing her to make a choice that would kill her anyway in the end.

{ review } .

Every now and then, Cristin teases her readers with #supersecretproject hashtags. And then suddenly, she goes, BOOM! New release :)

If you have followed the Titan series, then you know Cash and Nic. If you are a fan of Cristin's, you know that Cash and Nic are the closest to her heart, so it comes as no surprise that these two have not one, but two novellas. Cash and Nic's relationship started well before Titan, so that story was understandable. This one?

Well, being a Cash fan, I think this one was well worth the writing.

I do suggest reading Hart Attack before/during Sweet One, but only because the opening scene is taken right from big brother Roman's book, except this time, we finally get to hear what Nic told her husband over the secure headset.

In this short novella, we watch as Nic battles the wife side of the lifestyle she and her husband are a part of. We watch as Nic finds comfort in her big brother. We watch as things finally get tied up between Roman and Nic. We watch as this family unit that Titan is, comes together to support Nic and Cash. But more than that... we watch as Cash fights the possibility that being a sniper may not be in his cards. He battles the fears that he's not enough for Nic anymore. He struggles with a serious brain injury... And we see that some of the parts of their pasts aren't quiet as cut and dry and gone any more...

I absolutely love any and every glimpse we get with all the Titan couples. Cristin has written them in a way that you can't help but want to know what is going on with their lives. This extra view into Cash and Nic's life was a surprise, albeit a welcome one. I truly enjoyed every single page in this book. Cash's alpha tendencies had me cracking up and crying -- both in sorrow and in love. I cannot get over the range of emotion we were given in such a short amount of pages.

If you've a fan of Titan, you will devour this book.

{ previously in series } .

SWEET GIRL -- a novella 5★ { review }
HART ATTACK 5★ { review }
BLACK DAWN 5★ { review }

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