So....This book is supposed to be read between book 1 and 2 of the Artist Trilogy, although it's in fact a prequel. I read it after Shooting Scars, because ....that's how I roll.
I can totally see what Halle was trying to do from the very beginning. This is the story of Ellie and Javier, and this is supposed to flip up everything we preconceived about Javier in [b:Sins & Needles|16029994|Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy, #1)|Karina Halle|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347859611s/16029994.jpg|21799599].
I spend a grand part of the book thinking this was not doing it for me. Sure, Javier is a smooth, sexy man, but the possessive kind has been done a lot and it's not really my cup of tea. Until a certain chapter at the end... He-totally-broke-my-heart!
So touché Karina Halle, you have fairly made your point here.
Yet, I really miss the strong Ellie Watt. This was too much of a love story
compared to the other books!