Chayot by Naima Simone

Chayot by Naima SimoneChayot by Naima Simone
Series: Secrets and Sins, #4
Published by Entangled: Ignite on August 4th 2014
Pages: 290
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Six months after concert pianist Aslyn Jericho survives an attack at the hands of an obsessed fan, she is still trying to resume a normal life, despite the paralyzing fears that have stolen her ability to play and perform. Enter her gorgeous and mysterious neighbor with news that threatens to send her spiraling back into her nightmares. Her stalker has returned. And he wants Aslyn.
Months after security specialist Chayot Gray’s darkest secret was exposed to the world, he’s struggling to cope with the fallout. Shame and guilt threaten to consume him, and he longs for the anonymous, numb existence he’s known for two decades. Then he discovers a masked figure lurking outside his neighbor’s home. The pain-filled shadows darkening Aslyn’s eyes call to him, and her loveliness stirs a desire he didn’t know existed. Now Chay must conquer his inner-demons in order to save her from a madman determined to finish the job he started...

Dangerous, seductive and savage, Chayot is Naima Simone’s last of the Secrets and Sins series (at least it appears to be!) and finally, finally, gets down to the story of the shattered, damaged man so in need of saving – by a woman who has once been broken herself.

Powerfully written with such lyricism (the steamy scenes, handled deftly with the right combination of smut and sensitivity, are through the roof), it’s impossible not to be enthralled with Chayot’s journey back up to the light. He faces his demons in the end of course – the HEA is a requirement after all – but with such pathos that I can’t help but reel with the catharsis that still lingers long after the last page is turned.