REVIEW – WHAT HE NEVER KNEW by Kandi Steiner

SYNOPSIS

I never learn my lesson.

And I always want what I can’t have.

When Sarah Henderson walks into my life, I tell myself she’s off limits. She’s my student, sixteen years younger than me, and my boss’s niece. It doesn’t matter that I see the same pain reflected in her eyes that I have in my own, or that the dead organ better known as my heart kicks to life when she’s around.

I’ve been here before, and I know how this ends.

It’s been two years since I fell for the last woman I knew I couldn’t have, the one with the ring on her finger that I chose to ignore.

Two years of trying to overcome that heartache when Sarah slides into my life.

Another woman I can’t have. Another woman I can’t stop myself from wanting.

I never learn my lesson, but with a constant reminder of how that last forbidden love burned, I think I’ve finally learned this one.

This time, I won’t chase what’s off limits.

This time, I’m staying away.

And I’ll keep telling myself that until I believe it.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I kissed her with the rain pouring down around us, a bolt of lightning lighting the sky above. And I knew in that moment that she was the missing puzzle piece I’d been looking for all along. I’d just had to walk the busted up, broken down road to get to her.

 

 

I absolutely loved the ”What He Doesn’t Know” series. I’m not one to shy away from stories that deal with cheating and that series had some gut-churning angst. At first, I was rooting for Reese to get the girl but then the second book had me doing a 180. I was completely in Cameron’s corner and I lost the love for Reese. Honestly, the two men were pretty awesome in their own ways and it was Charlie who didn’t deserve to be the object of their devotion. I was pretty angry with her during this story. Kandi Steiner brought closure to all of her fans who loved this series as much as I did. Although, this can be read as a standalone, it is beneficial to read the first two in order to understand the pain Reese has endured.

 

 

In this book, we get to know Reese intimately and it will break your heart. Two years have gone by but he’s still hanging on to his love for Charlie and tormented by having to see her living happily with Cameron and their two children. He tries to keep his distance but Charlie keeps showing up at his house or at the restaurant he plays piano at because she is genuinely worried about him. But she is hurting him more than helping because her constant presence in his life makes it hard for him to let go.

 

 

Things start to change for Reese when his boss asks him to be his niece’s piano teacher. When he meets Sarah for the first time, he sees a kindred spirit. Her eyes show someone who has been through hell and is haunted by her past. She has aspirations of becoming a concert pianist, playing in Carnegie Hall, but an old injury to her wrist and something horrible that happened to her, has been keeping her from her dreams. Someone stole the color and warmth from her life and she’s determined to get them back. Sarah knows Reese is the one who can help her.

 

 

Reese and Sarah are so much alike and have so much passion for music that it’s inevitable that they become drawn to each other. But Reese is her teacher and nearly sixteen years older than her. Plus Sarah is still a very broken young woman. Everything is telling them that this is a bad idea but the best kinds of love are sometimes messy and complicated.

 

Can these two broken souls help heal each other? Will Reese finally get the love and happily ever after that he deserves?

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 4.5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

WHAT HE NEVER KNEW is currently available! It’s definitely worth a “one-click”!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2FQyjpN

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/WhatHeNeverKnewKS

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