Reviewed: Creed by Kristen Ashley...
Young, way too young, the eleven year old Tucker Creed and his six year old neighbor find they have something awful in common. And Creed decides, even at a young age, he's going to do everything in his limited power to shield his Sylvie from her nightmare.
So he does.
Time goes on and Creed and Sylvie form a bond that grows and blossoms with their ages.
And they fall in love.
They also plot to leave their nightmares behind, the town they live in that will hold them down, the histories they share that, unless they break free, will bury them.
So on Sylvie's eighteenth birthday, they've decided to meet at their special place and disappear.
But Sylvie goes to their special place, Creed never shows and she doesn't see him again until it's too late.
Way too late.
Saying that I am a HUGE fan of Kristen Ashley does not even come close to the way I feel about her writing!! Every freaking book of hers has blown me away and left me wanting more!! Sure, there are Kristen Ashley stories that I like more than others, but that is based solely on the characters!! I am definitely addicted and I hope that I continue to be.
I think it is a true sign of how AWESOME a writer is when you can continue to reread their books and it is like reading them for the first time and this always happens for me with her books. Kristen Ashley has a way of writing her characters unlike anything I have ever read. Her strong, loving, arrogant, possessive, dirty~talking ALPHA males suck me(hehe!!)into the stories along with their usually kick~ass, sweet, loving, funny females on the way to their HEA. And I am so happy to say that Creed is no different.
OMG...Creed hit me with such an emotional punch that it had my heart aching through the journey between Sylvie and Creed's past and present. I LOVED Sylvie immediately and of course of I LOVED Knight but I was nervous about Creed. I should have known better, Kristen has a way of totally making you hate the hero and then has the ability to make you fall totally head-over-heels in love with him. And, for me, this continued with Creed. He definitely is one of my favorites heroes of hers. Just absolutely loved him!!! *sigh* The necklaces, the tat, his kid's names, and his dirty~talkin mouth. *sigh* Knight had some great moments and I just loved seeing him again!! And then there was Sylvie. Definitely my favorite heroine of hers. She was kick~ass but she was also sweet, caring, loving, and funny. Loved her!! Such tortured souls that I needed desperately to have their HEA together. Kristen just knocked me out with Sylvie and Creed and their story stayed with me long after I was finished.
I was on an emotional roller coaster with this book and I was worn out by the end!! But, oh, how I didn't want it to end!! I loved seeing Sylvie and Creed in the past, but I was biting my nails as Sylvie grew closer and closer to her 18th birthday!! BEST EPILOGUE EVER!!*sigh*
I can never get enough of Kristen Ashley's writing and I cannot wait for Raid's book next!! Thank you, Kristen, for another book that took me to a world that I didn't want to leave and can't wait to return to!! Creed absolutely has a place in my keeper pile, right next to Knight, to be reread. BEST OF THE BEST rating.