Way too young, eleven year old Tucker Creed and his six year old neighbor, Sylvie Bissenette, find they have something awful in common. Creed then decides he’s going to do everything in his limited power to shield his Sylvie from her ordeal. So he does and Creed and Sylvie form a bond that grows and blossoms with their ages.
They plot to leave their lives behind, the town they live in that will hold them down and the histories they share that, unless they break free, will bury them. Sylvie goes to their special place, Creed never shows and she doesn’t see him again until it’s too late.
With Creed gone, Sylvie is forced to endure a nightmare and do the unspeakable to end it. To deal, she develops a hard shell with sharp edges that very few can break through. So when Creed again finds his Sylvie, he discovers the girl he loved is locked away and he has to find his way back into her heart without getting shredded in the process.
WARNING: This book is an ADULT EROTIC romance featuring an anti-hero and anti-heroine. This novel also contains explicit erotic scenes. The heroine, especially, in this novel lives life by her own rules with no apologies. Please look at the sample and read the Author’s Note and Warning within the book for more details. If you do not enjoy the sexual situations as described in the warning or characters described as above, this novel may not be for you.
Creed is the second book in the Unfinished Hero series by Kristen Ashley. It is much darker than the other books in the series. I had so many emotions run through me while reading this. It was heavier than any other KA book I have read and perhaps the most tragic too. Creed is one of those books that you either love it or hate it, no in between. That being said, I also think that reading a book is a very personal experience and everyone’s entitled to their opinion. The character and the story worked for me. I hope you can see how much I love this book in my review.
Creed is both unique and fascinating as the story weaves back and forth, from present day Colorado back into a small Kentucky town twenty-eight years earlier. We get to see Creed and Sylvie’s childhood and how they become who they are in the present. Sylvie Bissenette. Is. The. BOMB!!! Love her. She’s queen badass and definitely not your normal heroine. She is so awesome that there are times while reading Creed that I think the book should be called “Sylvie”. Because of her heartbreaking past, her badassedness totally worked for me. I think that is how she’s coping with her past, instead of wallowing in self-pity, she rise up and become a kickass heroine who helped other people with their problems. But with all that rough side of hers, we also get to see her softer and tender side when it comes to those she loves and matters to her.
Tucker Creed is classic KA’s alpha male; hot possessive man with fab-u-lous body and exceptional skill in bed. And of course I love him right from the beginning. His loyalty, protection and love for Sylvie were very endearing. He’s also sweet, caring and there’s something about him, that even though in the beginning when we don’t know him that well, screams that he is a very dependable guy and we can trust him with our lives.
Creed is not like anything of KA’s I’ve read before and I sincerely loved it. It actually started off a bit rocky but it went great in the end. Creed and Sylvie together were both touching and explosive. They are pretty awesome by themselves but together they are h-o-t, HOT. The love and devotion between them after 16 years was sweet and captivating, especially after all they went through and their chemistry was off the charts. KA did an amazing job of keeping readers on edge, the story is an emotional roller coaster and to be honest it was exhausting but it was worth every minute and KA once again made me a very happy and satisfied romance reader. Also, prepare for the epilogue, people. It. Is. FANTASTIC!!! 4 badass stars for Creed!
“Born to love you, baby… Die lovin’ you, my Sylvie.”
“For over twenty-seven years, every day, every minute, every second, I’ve loved you, Tucker Creed.”
“Then and now, beautiful, I’ll take you any way you come to me … Any way. I love this Sylvie, I loved that Sylvie. I just love you, baby.”
“Tucker Creed. My first love, my protector, my savior. My betrayer.”
“Some people get to live life. Some people survive it. We’re survivors. We can carve out our own pieces of happy, and I swear to God, baby right now, you got my vow, for you and for me, the rest of our lives, I’ll bust my ass to carve our piece of happy.”
“For me, we had this one day and that was it, if I walked out your front door tomorrow and got shot dead, I’d die happy. And I’d die happy because, even for a day, I had you back with me.”