Revived: Cold Love Book 4 by Scarlet Blackwell

Scarlet blew me away with the intense storyline of yet another captivating plot! The emotions felt throughout Revived were intense and raw!!

From the blurb:

"Don’t you know I’m completely worthless?”

Kanen Kannack lives under the shadow of alcoholism, Alaska, and his feelings for his best friend, chief of police Jamie Allen. He’s never been honest with Jamie as long as he’s known him, but Jamie’s long lost to him, living with Ephram, the love of his life.
When a new arrival in town causes Kanen to lose control in spectacular fashion, long-buried secrets are unearthed, threatening Jamie and Ephram’s happiness and the fragile life Kanen has long clung to.

There was something about Kanen’s obvious power and brooding hostility that appealed dangerously to him.

Jensen Carter is running from his past too. Broken and battered, he isn’t looking for a hero, but finds an unlikely one in Kanen anyway. In Kanen he sees a kindred soul, not someone to be afraid of.
Kanen has never been anyone’s hero. He’s down at the bottom again and battling against the tide. But the urge to protect Jensen is strong and for the first time in his life, someone wants him ,despite his many flaws and dark history.

He’d never seen his dark eyes look so wounded. His face looked raw, flayed apart. He touched the scar on his cheek, smoothing over its puckered line. “Ugly bastard,” he whispered. “No wonder you’re on your own.”

While books 1 and 2 of the Cold Love series can be read as stand-alones, book 4, Revived, is the sequel to book 3, Entangled, and as such, the books should be read in order for maximum enjoyment.

Possible spoilers:
Themes: angst, guilt, loneliness, hurt/comfort, enemies-to-lovers, midnight sun.
Genre: Dark and gritty contemporary romance
Erotic content: Scorching hot
Word count: TBC
Warnings: Cheating. Violence. Alcoholism. Strong language and sexual scenes. Please visit author's social media or front of book for complete list of warnings.

Tatted_book_freak's Review:

Another enthralling addition to the Cold Love series, without ever mysterious character, Kanen. The intensity of this one was like none other in this series, the emotions distinctive, raw, pure, and relatable. The events that transpired between all of these characters were bitter yet understandable, fierce and heated, courageous and energetic, grasping the reader's attention right from the beginning. 

“𝗜 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗜’𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲, 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂,”

Kanen and Jensen were unusual, yet perfect for one another. Each of them having their own tragedies to overcome from their past, along with overcoming their demons, make for an emotional connection for them both. Scarlet does an impeccable job of touching on the levels of personal destruction that comes with tragedy, while discovering their self-worth and love for another.  And their chemistry was that of a blazing fire exploding with every touch! 

Rating: 5 Stars

Revived is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.