Vance Sullivan has always been the rock everyone turns to for help…

His work with patients recovering from traumatic events makes him the perfect person to help his friend, Guy Saint Laurent, with one of his Date Shark appointments. When Vance meets hesitant, frightened Natalie Price, he suspects she’s hiding the truth behind her fears, and he’s drawn in by a need to help her.

Haunted by a terrible event from her past, Natalie can’t even endure being touched without suffering a crippling panic attack… 

She doesn’t know why, but Natalie feels Vance might be the only one who can help her put the pieces of her life back together. Despite the tension their arrangement causes with his girlfriend, their bi-weekly sessions seem to be helping…as long as he keeps his promise not to push her to reveal more than she’s ready to share.
Suddenly the tables have turned…

When Vance suffers his own unspeakable tragedy, asking for help is the last thing he wants to do. Drowning in grief and guilt, crushed by betrayal and lies, Vance needs a lifeline. 

Natalie has no idea why anyone thinks she can help him, given her own deep-rooted fears—but she knows she has to try. 

A twisted notion of justice makes the danger all too real, 
and Vance and Natalie realize it might take one broken soul to mend another…
OSITS Quote Natalie


For those of you who have read the post on this series , you will know this is something very near and dear to me. I loved the first two books, and was eager to read the third installment.

This book takes us on a real rollercoaster of emotions. Vance is in a relationship with Stephanie, and takes on Nathalie as a client in the Date Shark business.  Nathalie is struggling with deep rooted fears due to a very traumatic event in her past. Due to this she can’t have any physical contact whatsoever with anyone.

We get glimpses of the not so perfect relationship Vance and Stephanie share, and as the first few chapters progress, more and more of their difficult relationship is exposed. I don’t want to give too much away, but soon it is all too clear that Vance and Stephanie are NOT the right match.

I will say this (SPOILER ALERT!!!), when Stephanie passes, Vance is grief stricken, and it seems as if Nathalie is the only person able to help him get through the personal hell he is facing.

This story is about letting go of your fears, about new beginnings, about forgiveness. Vance and Nathalie have a great connection, but due to her difficult past, and his hurt over the loss of Stephanie they must face many, many obstacles before they can form any kind of relationship. It’s nice to be on the ride along with them, from not being sure what exactly they are to each other, to being friends, to realizing they might have feelings for each other, to being truly, madly, deeply in love.

Once again DelSheree does a fantastic job in painting the right picture for her readers. I felt the emotions cut right through me, feeling every hurt and fear, every hesitation and joy right along with Nathalie and Vance. I found myself asking myself what I would do when facing this or that situation. I didn’t just read this book, I felt it, experienced it, lived it. It was amazing. I’ve read it twice so far, and am sure I’ll go back and reread it again in the future!

About The Author

DelSheree Gladden was one of those shy, quiet kids who spent more time reading than talking. Literally. She didn’t speak a single word for the first three months of preschool, but she had already taught herself to read. Her fascination with reading led to many hours spent in the library and bookstores, and eventually to writing. She wrote her first novel when she was sixteen years old, but spent ten years rewriting and perfecting it before having it published.
Native to New Mexico, DelSheree and her husband spent several years in Colorado for college and work before moving back home to be near family again. Their two children love having their cousins close by. When not writing, you can find DelSheree reading, painting, sewing and trying not to get bitten by small children in her work as a dental hygienist. DelSheree has several bestselling young adult series, including “Invisible” which was part of the USA Today Bestselling box set, “Pandora.” The Date Shark Series is her first contemporary romance series, and her first book in her upcoming new adult series, The Ghost Host, will be releasing 2015.


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  1. Thanks so much for such an amazing review Mylissa! I appreciated your insights and suggestions so much with this book! I’m so glad you enjoyed the final version 🙂 Thanks for being part of the tour as well and sharing this with your readers!

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