Helios Andreadis is the aloof and powerful president of Áf̱xi̱si, an ordinary college org during the day and an underground bike racing club at night. Áf̱xi̱si̱ means 'rise' in Greek, symbolizing the cornerstone in which all the club's rules were founded on. Every member of the club has his own story to tell, his own tragedy to overcome, and a self-made cage to break free from.
The younger son of a famous Greek politician from an adulterous affair, Helios had migrated to the United States in hopes of putting to rest his older brother's jealousy. Past betrayals had taught him to be hard and unfeeling, but his heartless ways would soon be put to the test when a shy, stubborn girl literally skidded into his life like some backup dancer auditioning for the King of Pop.
Her name was MJ Cartwright. She wanted to apply as the club's official photographer, but any job would really do since as it turned out, all she wanted was to be close to one of Áf̱xi̱si's daredevil drivers. That man was her secret crush and the more time Helios spent with MJ, the more he wanted to kill that man, whoever he may be.
Helios was determined not to let MJ's secret crush take her away, but neither was he ready to put a name to his feelings. To do so would make him vulnerable, and that he would never allow to happen, not even if it meant having to hurt MJ instead.
Great start to Helios and MJ's story. I wish it was longer, but understand there will be 2 more parts to their story. It did end on a cliffhanger, which I don't mind at all.
I love MJ, she is shy, smart and has been through hell and back because of her dad, James. The things that he made her do and that he did to her, wow. I'm surprised that her PTSD isn't worse than it is.
Helios is hot and the president of the club. He seems like a big jerk for the most part. He is very alpha and very jealous. He doesn't try to get an explanation before flying off the handle.
I'm glad that MJ stood up for herself at the very end, can't wait to see what happens next.