Phoebe needs a second chance at life.
In the aftermath of the devastation from her failed marriage, Phoebe returns to her old stomping grounds to open her own bed and breakfast. Starting over is the bravest thing she’s ever done – or so she thinks. But opening her front door to find a blast from her past on her front porch changes all that. The teenager she’d once known has become a jaw-dropping, dominant man in his prime.
He wasn’t looking for a relationship until she blazed back into his life.
Graham runs his own construction business, remodelling homes, and building brand new ones. When his buddy gives him a lead on a new project, he never expects to run into Phoebe, the woman he shared a single kiss with eons ago. Nor is he prepared for the Dominant in him to stake his claim before the end of their first meeting. He wanted her in high school but there had been too wide a gulf separating them. Now, Graham will stop at nothing until he makes her his. But there are larger forces at work, attempting to tear them apart.
When everything Phoebe holds dear becomes a target, Graham will risk it all for the one woman he knows he can never live without.
Publisher’s Note: This steamy second chance romance contains elements of power exchange.
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I am very impressed
After the first book in this series, I’ve been impatiently waiting to get my hands on the next one. (And I’ll be impatiently waiting to get my hands on the one after this.. and the next one… and the next one…) I am very impressed. I always tend to get a little nervous reading any book that involves the Lifestyle and a heroine who is a domestic abuse survivor. The situation is handled with a very deft touch in this book. No part of Phoebe’s amazing journey of survival is taken for granted here. There are in-depth conversations between Phoebe and Graham before anything happens between them; including discussions about consent, safewords, and the true nature of the power exchange. Their chemistry is instant, but their relationship is a slow build. Which I really appreciated considering her history. These characters felt very real to me in their reactions. Phoebe wasn’t a pushover and Graham understood the necessity for genuine apology when he committed alpha-hole acts. There were times I thought Graham was a little over the top with how quickly he went “all in”, but I loved seeing how devoted that made him to Phoebe’s care and well-being. I’m already looking forward to seeing what the next book in this series brings us.
I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book through Booksprout.