Review: Hayden by J.D. Hollyfield

The oldest of the Pearson brothers.

Glimpses of Hayden from previous books was an enigma. We don’t really know much about him and his thoughts are hidden.

He’s a conundrum. A bad-ass with a twist.

I wasn’t expecting what happens in this book but as I was reading, I realized his story delivered exactly what I wanted from him and his story. I loved every single moment, every thought, every danger and weakness he showed.
I also loved the tough persona exterior that is all him.

Hayden is the oldest and, at the unexpected death of their father, becomes the majority shareholder in his multi-billion dollar business. This forces him to step into one of the toughest roles he’s ever had to face. He also has to not only keep everything running smoothly, he serves as the glue for his family, he becomes their guardian. A leader of sorts. I absolutely adored his story and could not put it down. There are no excuses for his actions, for his decisions, for his words but we get to see why he is the way that he is, why he reacts that way and that despite their ignorance, majority of his decisions are always with family in mind.

I really hurt for him and the sacrifices he has had to make for his family, the way it tore him up, choosing what he believed was right for them or his other half. I absolutely loved seeing the conflict he faced because this makes him more human. He doesn’t show it much to the outside world but when it comes to Katie, he is all human, all conflicted, all afflicted. She has the power to hurt him, to break him, to wound him. She also held the power to save him.

These two characters are perfect for each other. Their connection, their doubts and their pain was evident.
The issue isn’t whether they feel for each other, the issue is whether they will make it.

Love love love this story! And gah! The scenes between them are seriously fiery…


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