Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Giveaway and Review: Infraction by K I Lynn

The exciting continuation of Breach!

Waking up in the hospital after a terrible car crash, Lila has a long road of recovery ahead of her. More than just her body, she must recover her heart after an altering declaration by Nathan.

With all that happened between them she must chose to forgive him and take him back, or sever all ties. Nathan has a hard road ahead of him to earn back her trust, and doing so will open her up to the possibility of being hurt again. A possibility Lila doesn’t think she can survive.

The secrets Nathan keeps buried, hidden from the world, of the life he used to lead are revealed. They tell the horror of what caused the scars on his body, mind, and heart.

Can Lila and Nathan push through all of the obstacles in front of them? Will the journey be their healing, or their destruction?

4 Star Review by Jen Hagen

This is a continuation of Breach, and you must read that first before proceeding to Infraction.  There is also a short novella, Dissolution, that is part of Breach told in Nathan’s POV.  It is not completely necessary to have read Dissolution before Infraction, but it will get you inside Nathan’s head and help to understand him. 

Nathan loves Lila.  There is no doubt in my mind that he loves her fiercely and completely.  Nathan has always held back on his feelings for Lila because of his past involvement with bringing down a member of the mafia family.  He lost his first wife and unborn child as a result of these proceedings.  Nathan has been holding back his feelings for Lila and at the end of Breach, we saw him walk away from her to save her only to find he couldn’t bear the thought of losing her.  Throughout Infraction we see Nathan coming to terms with loving again and accepting the fact that you can’t control your destiny.  He wants Lila back in his life, but Lila was devastatingly hurt when he walked away from her.  She doesn’t know if she can allow him to own her heart.   

“You love me? You’re sorry? Do you somehow think that makes everything better?”

As Lila and Nathan try to piece their hearts back together again, Lila is continuing to question her worth and if she is good enough.  All her life she had been plagued with everybody telling her she wasn’t worth anything and nobody would want her.  How can she move past those words that have haunted her all these years and accept the fact that Nathan wants to love her for who she is?  She has doubt that Nathan loves her and that he is only using her as a replacement for his first wife.   Nathan still holds the guilt of the accident and death as his fault as he was the one that ultimately killed his family.  He needs to accept their death so that he can move forward with his life and also so that Lila will feel that she now belongs in his heart and not the ghost of another woman.

“I loved Grace, very much, and I’m struggling with guilt over the fact I love another and you could mean more to me than she did. That I want you more. That this connection we have is greater.” -- Nathan

"I can't be a replacement. I won't be. You haven't had closure and until then… after all that has happened between us, I need to matter more than a memory. Not only that, I don’t know if I can let you back in. You hurt me more than anyone else has in my life.” – Lila

Lila and Nathan appear to be at a crossroads.  One needs to move on to acceptance and the other needs to forgive.  Can they do that?  And what happens when the past  arrives without a welcome? 

Whereas Breach was filled with sexual tension and situations, Infraction is full of individual growth.  Nathan grows from an angry person who punches holes in his walls to a tentative lover, willing to do whatever it takes to let Lila know that she can trust him and ultimately love him.  He doesn’t allow her to face her fears alone.   Lila grows from a person who has suffered at the hands of loved ones and is full of doubt as to her worth.  She has always kept herself closed off from the love of others.  Lila realizes that she doesn’t have to face her fears and demons in solitude.  She has a core group of friends that will support her and love her. 


My favorite line in the book is spoken by Nathan:  “I need lovey hugs.”   


Besides Nathan and Lila trying to find love/trust with each other, there are a few other surprises waiting for you behind book number 2.   And don’t forget there’s still the no fraternizing policy at work.  There is one more book in this series, but this book does not end on a cliffhanger. 

Nook Breach

Nook Dissolution

Nook Infraction
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