Book Review: Cole by Tijan

So I waited an entire month to get this book from the library.  If I had known ahead of time how good it was, I seriously would have bought the book the day I first read the synopsis.  As it stands, after reading this book, my first book, but Tijan, I went out and purchased Carter Reed 1 and Carter Reed 2  as I now have this burning desire to binge read all of her books. 

About this book:

I shouldn’t have remembered him.

He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn't know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.
But I could feel him.
The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.
The second time was different.
He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed.
That was just the beginning.
He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…
Cole Mauricio.
**Full length stand-alone


 typically don't read mafia books, but I was intrigued by the description. Addison is a strong character who had to overcome a great tragedy of witnessing her husband's death. Cole, the head of the mafia is attracted to Addison, but is keeping his mafia connection a secret to protect her. There are great secrets that he is keeping from her and when she finds out, will she severe their relationship of stay? There are may twists and turns that keep the story interesting. The way their relationship develops and progresses throughout the book is beautiful.