Series: Fury, #4
Release Date: February 25th, 2021
Being the life of the party had always been easy until one fatal night five years ago sent him into a spiral of self-destruction.
A night that cost him, not only his best friend, but also the only woman he’s ever loved.
The bad boy of the NHL is trying to outskate the ghosts of his past.
Searching for redemption by clinging to his sobriety and fighting for his spot on the Fury. He never expected that same, brown-eyed girl to walk back into his life with secrets of her own.
She was not the kind of girl tragic things happened to.
She had plans.
She had goals.
She had dreams.
But that was before everything changed.
Now, she is navigating through the card’s life dealt to her.
Raised by strong Hispanic women she has no choice, but to suck it up and brave whatever storm comes next.
Except Emerson Greene is not a storm. He is a crash course in trouble.
Could life be giving him a second chance at his happily ever after?
Or is their past too much for their future to handle?
“She’s the one in a million. Like lightning striking the same place twice. She’s my one in a million.”
Do you remember Emerson Greene? Brother of Charlie Green from Shattered Ice? I do. And he was a mess. He was broken and he was lost and he was constantly battling his demons. And he was worrying Charlie and Kai and everyone else on the Chicago Fury team. Then Monty Jay wrote his book and I went from groaning at another Emerson antic to falling head over heels in love with him. Emerson Greene is such a brilliant character and I love everything about his story.
As always, Monty Jay has created an angsty, sexy story with a second chance romance, a single mother, a recovering addict and sports romance all tied in together in a way I feel only she knows how. It’s why you fall in love with Emerson, because this is his redemption story, this is his chance to show the readers and everyone else that he’s not just an addict who found ways to mess everything up for everyone else. Emerson is more than just his demons, he’s more than the life he’s stuck in. Emerson Greene is so much that you are not ready for the way he’s going to make you feel.
Let’s not forget Sofia Morgan, though. The heroine in this story, Sofia is the first woman that Emerson ever loved. Unfortunately for him, she was already taken. By his best friend. But that didn’t stop him from loving Sofia in the way he knew how. Sofia’s had a good life, except for losing her boyfriend in a car accident and raising her son on her own. She’s worked to build a life for herself with her nursing job and being a dancer. She doesn’t have time for the likes of Emerson, especially when he ends up being her son’s new favourite person.
“Sofia Morgan was sobriety. Hard to reach. Even harder to hold onto. But when you had her? There was nothing else you could ever want.”
Gosh, their relationship. It’s so beautiful. Watching them both go through all the history they share, to dissecting what it would mean to take that step together – it’s heartbreaking. The father of Sofia’s son is also Emerson’s late best friend and with him being gone and Emerson accidentally stepping into the father figure role in Z’s life, everything feels weird and like too much all at once. The person that Sofia remembers Emerson to be is not the person he is anymore and that is a little unsettling. Accepting Emerson into her life is a whole other battle.
The chemistry though. WOOIE. I mean, Kai and Charlie were seriously hot together (I still need to read the other books in the series too), but Emerson and Sofia? It’s like just breathing the same air sets them on fire. Sets your Kindle on fire too. The thing about their relationship – that connects to their chemistry – is just how much they’ve always been drawn to each other. Emerson might have been in love with Sofia forever, but Sofia’s had these weird underlying feelings for Emerson too and all of that comes together to ignite a slow burning flame.
I realise that I could spend this entire review talking about Emerson and his strength. Because he overcame an incredible addiction to become a better person, someone deserving of all the good people in his life, which includes Sofia. And man, the relationship and bond he shares with Bishop, Nico and Kai just makes this story that much more potent. I laughed, I sobbed, I gasped and I almost threw my Kindle across the room a few times because of how beautiful this book was. And that’s just further proof that Monty went above and beyond to tell Emerson’s story.
“Lovey, you’re my Paris.”
“You’re my Paris. That’s how I can say that. My dream, my everything.”
I would love to give you everything and take you on a journey of this story, but 100% of this book needs to be experienced by everyone in their own time. It’s a book worth your time and effort, because it’s so special. The fourth book in the Fury series will blow you away, but I would definitely recommend reading the rest of the series to get a feel for all the characters and fully understand Emerson and the choices he’s made to get to where he is now.
Thanks to Monty Jay & Wildfire Marketing Solutions for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.