I’m good at deceiving people. Too good.
I let people think I’m a bastard.
Then Willow walks into my life, and no matter how hard I try to scare her off, she keeps coming back.
But, everyone has their limit, and I’m afraid Willow has reached hers.
Why is it when you think you don't want someone they become the most important person in your life.... but am I too late to show her how much I love her?
I tried so hard to fight for us. But some things can’t be saved.
They say if you really love someone you have to set them free. If the person comes back, they’re meant to be yours.
The only problem with that theory is even though he came back, he always left again.
How much heartache can one heart take?
How much rejection can one person take?
The man I love more than life itself has broken me.
Marcus Reed & Willow Brooks ~ Ruthless is Book 4 in the Enemies to Lovers series.
This is book #4 in the Enemies To Lovers Series. Each book in the series is about a different couple. To get the full experience of their friendship I'd recommend that you start with Heartless.
"Before you, my life was an endless night."
Another great addition to the series. I was looking forward to Marcus's story, my heart broke for him in previous books when he goes through his illnesses.
These men are so close knit and Marcus has already been a big part of each one of their story's in previous books especially Jaxson who is his best friend.
This is book four and finally we get to hear Marcus's thoughts and follow his journey to love.
Marcus frustrated me and I sympathized with Willow repeatedly over the years.
Willow and Marcus meet in their teens become friends and through a tragedy in Marcus's past he always keeps her in the friend-zone and never fully gives Willow his heart or shows his true feelings. Marcus lives in fear that those he loves will be ripped away from him.
Ruthless begins in the teen years, then goes onto the years following college, then later to Marcus discovering his illness.
Three times Willow is rejected and she still comes back for more heartache and clings to hope.
You definitely need to read previous books in this series, I felt the story jumped a few times and if you didn't know what was between the lines or what had happened through previous books before especially with Marcus's illness and how he met certain characters in this series you could get lost.
I would have liked more of a hea especially with all the uncertainty leading up to Willow and Marcus finally getting together.
I am looking forward to Rhett and Evie's story and I hope there's more depth and less frustration with the characters in Shameless.
Arc received for review purposes