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Harper was finally starting to settle into his life - a life that had
previously been full of more heartbreak and pain than most people ever
experienced. He had a job he loved, and was blissfully content in his on-again,
off-again relationship with the striking, and highly sexual, Holly. But, life
throws Luke another curveball with the arrival of the alluring April, a woman
stuck in a tumultuous, violent marriage to a famous athlete. Luke soon finds
himself torn between what is safe, familiar, and right, and what is dangerous,
unknown, and forbidden.
Shalt Not Teaser:
looking down into the water.
know, if I knew you better I would probably push you in," she said very
nonchalantly, as if letting me know the water temperature.
I knew you better, I would probably beat you to it," I replied.
turned to me, her eyes full of mischievous energy.
hands quickly went up and grabbed my shoulders, and mine instinctively grabbed
her waist. I could feel her grip tighten when I touched her, and her eyes
I go in, you are going in with me," I said, shuffling my feet closer to
hands moved along my shoulders and her feet edged closer to mine.
a grown woman," she said. "Threats involving water don't scare
bottom lip curled up under her teeth as she smiled, repeating what I had said
earlier. Or mocking me, perhaps.
tightened my grip on her hips and flinched, pretending I was about to throw her
in. She gasped slightly, hands grabbing my shoulders tightly again. Her
hips arched forward and she leaned up on her toes as if in reflex.
thought you weren't scared," I said, pulling her closer to me.
"People usually don't gasp when they are ready for what's about to
less than a foot from me, her face getting much closer to mine.
depends on what's happening," she said, looking up into my eyes.
wasn't thinking about throwing her into the water anymore. Everything within me
wanted to pull her tightly in and kiss her right there, in front of the pool in
the house her husband bought with all the millions of dollars he had made
throughout his career. Kiss her on the spot where he probably threw numerous
parties. Kiss her on the lips I wished were mine, and not his.
look in her eyes told me she wanted the same. At least I thought they did. I
hadn't been in a position where I felt like this for someone in a long time.
Thankfully, my hands were around her waist or I surely would have been able to
feel them get clammy, nervous, like a high school kid on his first date with
the prom queen he never thought he could get.
calculating, remember? I thought to myself. If she hadn't wanted it to get to
this point she never would have asked you over to her house. She wants this as
much as you do.
wasn't sure which shoulder angel was feeding me that line but whoever it was, I
knew they were right.
hands pulled her closer until her feet were between mine; our legs and waists
have really strong shoulders," she said. Her voice was soft and she tilted
her head up toward mine when she spoke.
I told myself. Kiss her.
heart was racing, and I could hear the beating in my ears. My hands moved up
her body and found her neck. My fingers laced in her hair behind her head and I
pulled her up.
Praise from Tarryn Fisher
This book is salty. There is no sweet. You'll be hard pressed to find a
unicorn. It is sexy and frustrating. I grow so tired of "perfect"
steamy hero's. I don't like perfect. I like my men a little nerdy and
aggressive. Luke is way nerdy. We have a lot of male perspective books coming
out, but most are written by women. I'm really wondering at this point if we
are getting it right. As for the actual storyline...I was riveted. Hero is
playing with married woman fire. He has a hot, little blonde on the back
burner. I didn't know who to root for. The author's writing style is what I'll
praise most. It's so different. Polished. And I love being in a man's head.
They're simple, but damn are they dirty. I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK.
Rossum traveled the world as a child, and called many places “home”. Currently,
home is Portland, Oregon, where he is at work on other novels that were hatched
while people watching during many airport layovers.