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Publisher Description

She's the town pariah. He doesn't give a damn.

In Ruth Kabbah's world, comic books are king, silence is golden, and human contact is a pesky distraction. She doesn't like people, which works out just fine, because the people in this small town don't like her. The exception to that rule? Evan Miller, her way-too-charming next-door neighbour…

Ex-military man Evan is all tattooed muscle on the outside—and a big, cuddly teddy bear beneath. He's used to coaxing prickly people from their shells, but he's never met a woman quite like Ruth. Blunt, sarcastic, and secretly sad, she's his exact opposite. She's also his deepest desire.

Soon, Evan's steady patience and smouldering smiles are melting Ruth's reserve. But when small-town gossip from her past begins to poison her future, she's forced to make a choice. Should she trust Evan completely? Or is her heart safest alone?

Please be aware: this book contains mentions of intimate partner violence that could trigger certain audiences.

March 14
Nixon House
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Traediva ,


Ruth is hilarious. Say it like it is, no fux given. What separates Talia from other authors, she gives you reality with her stories. No cookie cut outs anywhere in her novels.

Yvette Br. ,

Loved it!

This was a great book! And so refreshing to finally have a Black female lead in a book. I love when I find new authors and I can’t wait to read the next book. Very good story with a lot of background development. I loved when Ruth finally told what happened before. I wish Hayley would have apologized to Ruth though. They were friends and I understand being loyal to your sister but she was hurtful. At least it seemed like Maria was trying to reach back out. I wanted more of everything. And I really wanted Daniel to be kicked out of the town or something lol overall really great book.

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