He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more...
Makayla never thought she'd set foot in an elite mixed martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it's these guys. Then again, at her first sight of the club's owner, she's the one feeling breathless.
The man they call Torment is all sleek muscle and restrained power. Whether it's in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when a soft touch is required and when to launch a full-on assault. He always knows just how far he can push. And he's about to tempt Makayla in ways she never imagined...
Three years after graduating college at the top of her class, EMT Makayla Delaney is floundering in a dead-end hospital admissions job, barely scraping together enough income to pay for her tiny room in a shared Oakland, Calif., home. When a bill collector starts hounding her for student-loan payments, she reluctantly takes a second job treating injuries at an unsanctioned mixed-martial-arts fight club. Despite her aversion to blood and fighting, she can't resist acting on her intense attraction to the club's owner, Max "Torment" Huntington, a fighter and rich venture capitalist. Alpha-male Max doggedly pursues Makalya, attracted to her determination to support herself and her enjoyment of BDSM-lite. Firmly set in the "new adult" genre, Castille's debut is steamy but could benefit from additional character development.