Chantal Fernando really knows how to write bad boys. There is always more to her men than meets the eye, which is why I keep coming back to her books again and again.
In See No Evil, part one, we meet Sylar and the girl who sees through his rough exterior to the good man within, Bree. Bree has been hurt before, and she's not looking to get hurt again. But there is something about Sylar that draws her in. When he starts coming into her coffee shop looking a little the worse for wear, she finds herself curious about him - not only because his appearance tends to draw people's stares, but because of his eyes, and the way he looks at her. Sylar knows he is dangerous for Bree - not only because of his past, but because he truly does not believe that he is good enough for her. He believes that his soul is tainted, and he is tortured by this. He wants Bree, but he doesn't want to soil her. Despite this, the two start spending time together, and they fall hard. But can Sylar keep his dark past from catching up with him and from destroying his and Bree's newfound happiness? Can Sylar get out of his head and admit that he deserves happiness too, so that he doesn't try to push Bree away?
I read parts one and two of this story back to back, mainly because part one ends on a cliffhanger. Both parts are really short too, so it was basically like reading two novellas. I really enjoyed the story as a whole, although I wish that we could have learned a bit more about Sylar's past. When he has to go back to handle some business at one point, it's very glossed over, which is a shame because the story was getting very interesting. I understand that Fernando wanted to focus on the romance, but I think we could have had a bit of both, and still been happy. Still, Sylar and Bree's story is a sweet one, and one I think you should check out.