Abel Gunner is a rock-star with legendary skills both in and out of the bedroom. He swore he wouldn’t fall for another woman after being schemed and manipulated by an ex-lover. He kept that vow until he met Gia Mastro. The Dom inside of him awoke the moment he set eyes upon the submissive beauty. His dark soul hungered for her submission and affection. The deep connection they share leaves him desperate for something he never expected – her love. Her pain brings him the pleasure he craves. Her smile calms the beast that rages within him. Gia loves Abel more than life itself, but Abel is disillusioned by love and wrecks Gia in the process. Her life hangs in the balance. His life depends on forgiving her. This couple must face many truths. Is love enough to overcome the damage that dwells within? Gia’s experiences with love have been nil until meeting the infamous bad-boy rocker, Abel Gunner. Swept up in a mind-bending, Dom/submissive love affair, she’s forced to make decisions that both help and hurt their relationship. They both have to face their demons before they can embrace a future together. In the end, they’re faced with two choices: Fight for their love, or die with their demons.
Gina Whitney continues Abel Gunner and Gia Mastro’s story from Saving Abel in Forgiving Gia. I have to admit that I was fairly ambiguous about Saving Abel — especially for most of the story. I just thought Abel and Gia were over the top with their reactions and responses to one another. I just didn’t like them together. However, as the story evolved, I began to understand who they both were as we gleaned glimpses into their backgrounds. By the end of Abel, I was left speechless. Gia’s past was a wreck and her mother, Medusa was loathable.
When Forgiving Gia opens, Gia has made a drastic decision — she tries to end her life. She sees no future or life for herself since she has lost Abel after he discovers Gia’s past. Gia is distraught and lost. But fate intervenes in the form of Abel’s father and his friend Chance. Gia’s life is turned on its ear as they hatch a plan to get Gia and Abel back together. And it this plan has to go into effect immediately because Abel is self-destructing and badly. Once Abel and Gia get back together, their relationship seems to change and this is where my feelings changed toward them. Abel and Gia are very sweet and endearing in this story. Abel lays his heart on the line and Gia turns her hurt and her past over to him. I really enjoyed seeing the evolution of their relationship and their love. But sadly, fate throws a lot of obstacles in their path. Addiction, jealousy, and attempted murder threaten to treat them apart. It was endearing to see how they worked through those challenges together.
The only small thing I did not “like” was the happy for now ending. I know…I know…I’m spoiled but I love my happily ever-afters. I desperately wanted that for Abel and Gia in Forgiving Gia but I’m so happy with how the story ended for them and can’t wait to see what else Whitney has in store for them…something tells me we haven’t seen the last of Medusa and Morganna — hussies! LOL
Rating for male protagonist: 4½★
Rating for female protagonist: 4½★
Rating for secondary characters: 4½★
Plot Viability: 4½★
General Storyline: 4½★
Story Ending: 4½★
Ease of Reading: 4½★
Heat Level: 4½★
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