Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dray by Tess Oliver


"I don't get it, Cass. I thought you were on a plane to New York."

I shook my head but kept my face pressed against him. The cold of the water soaked into my bones and my legs and arms ached with it. "I'm supposed to be." I wiped my tears with my thumb. My contacts were blurred by saltwater and I blinked a few times but it did little to clear them. I lifted my head and peered up at him. Salt crystals began to form on the dark tips of his short spiky hair. I'd forgotten what it was like to be this close to him. He always wore that tough outer shell but I knew better. I knew about the guy inside who longed to be cared about. I'd been in love with Dray since the first moment he walked into Freefall and that had not changed. That would never change no matter what happened or where my future took me. "I wasn't ready to leave yet. I moved my flight to next week."

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Dawn's 5 Bookmark review **Contains some spoilers proceed at your own risk**

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. But let me tell you I still bought this book even though I received a copy just so I could have it in my library. I was dying to see what would happen with Dray and Cassie. In Freefall and Clutch we caught glimpses of Dray and Cassie's relationship but they were in the background so we didn't know what was going on with them. At the end of Clutch Dray was upset that Cassie showing up to watch him fight resulted in him getting disqualified. His anger effected Cassie's decision to accept a job in New York.

Dray is a scrapper, always fighting, always short tempered. It hurt me that when Cassie left him he resumed his womanizing ways. Cassie grounded him and these two are destined to be together. In Dray's misery of his love of his life leaving him he goes with Barrett to Mexico. While there he gets himself into quite a predicament. Cassie helps him get free of the mess he winds up in and to Dray's chagrin resumes her new life in New York. What Dray doesn't realize is that Cassie isn't at her dream job when she is so far away from him. She misses him and he misses her. Two of my favorite moments of this book were when Dray texted Cassie and their game of "tag, you're it" ensued and towards the end when Dray showed to the party and he finally let Cassie see what living without her had done to him. A strong on the outside man was reduced to begging for the woman he loved and missed. Precious and well pulled off by the author.

This book was fantastic and really gave insight to Dray who is such a complex character. If you haven't read any of the books in the custom culture series you are missing out.

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