Creed (Unfinished Hero #2)
Author : Kristen Ashley
Published : September 15th 2012
Way too young, eleven year old Tucker Creed and his six year old neighbor, Sylvie Bissenette, find they have something awful in common. Creed then decides he’s going to do everything in his limited power to shield his Sylvie from her ordeal. So he does and Creed and Sylvie form a bond that grows and blossoms with their ages.
They plot to leave their lives behind, the town they live in that will hold them down and the histories they share that, unless they break free, will bury them. Sylvie goes to their special place, Creed never shows and she doesn’t see him again until it’s too late.
With Creed gone, Sylvie is forced to endure a nightmare and do the unspeakable to end it. To deal, she develops a hard shell with sharp edges that very few can break through. So when Creed again finds his Sylvie, he discovers the girl he loved is locked away and he has to find his way back into her heart without getting shredded in the process.
(Book Description from Goodreads)
Okay, I haven’t read Knight (the first book.red – somehow didn’t felt the mood to pick it up) but when I gotten myself this book, it was totally straight into my top TBR list. And holly molly, this book was great!!!
I read posting about this book on the KA addict group and it was just suck me up. And they didn’t disappoint me, this book totally rock. Well, okay, it wasn’t my favorite of KA, but hello anything from her never failed me.
It’s all about Creed and Sylvie. Their story. Their past. Their present. Their future. Their life. Their love. It was their romance.
The story started when after 16 years Sylvie met her “ONE”. The one, Tucker Creed, who she thought left her to twisted fate, to the hand of a cruel man. Which left her to pieces and made her who she is today, a badass woman. Creed was back to her life, without knowing that Sylvie life was hell after he “left” her. And thus begun their rocky way. How their overcome their past. When nightmare come and memories pierce to their heart. While their present story flowed their past entwined into the story, from the first Sylvie met Creed until the crushing day when Creed gone from Sylvie’s life.
I love Sylvie. It was wonderful that KA created such kick ass heroine. We’ve got Jules (Rock Chick Renegade), who also could categorize as kick ass, but not a badass. Sylvie was one. She’s on the team, she could fight, she could shoot, basically she was on the same level as Lee’s (Rock Chick series) and Hawk’s (Dream Man series) men.
She smoke and drink heavily, but still keep her soft side. She like manicure&pedicure, she’s good with kids, she’s take care of her best friend and her deceased partner’s wife. But she live with pain, a hard edge, and for the first pages toward her encounter with Creed we could feel it hurting her.
I also adored Creed. He was real badass. He’s a man’s man. Like other KA heroes, he was wonderfully gentle and loving with Sylvie. We could felt his love run deep, though some his act was just slightly in a jerk/asshole category.
For all those praise, I must admit their lots of thing I have to criticize. First, Sylvie described as totally a badass woman, but after Creed back she was like totally Goof. I felt her badassness was gone. If not for a few scene of looking for the villain, Sylvie was just ordinary heroine (a sassy one still). Second, KA didn’t described the scene when Sylvie finally knew why Creed left her and their getting back together thus I felt kind of “krik krik” feeling and WTFrak moment. Their just a scene where Sylvie cried and the next day their back in the same bed with lots of make up sex. Gah. Third, in this book the suspense and action was just less than her other books. I was hoping since both of the H/H were in the same job, it would be lots of action. The plot about the villain and bad guy were only stayed in the background. So, the suspense was just nothing.
Just another of my rambling thoughts: Their sex scenes were HOT like really HOT. Also the great epilogue, KA is the queen of Best Epi Ever.
After I finished read “Creed”, “Knight” definitely crawl into first position in my TBR list. Looking forward to it……
“Born to love you, baby,” he repeated. “Die lovin’ you, my Sylvie.”