Shana Gray’s provocative novel features a resilient fighter going round for tantalizing round with the one that got away—a headstrong woman bent on seduction.
“[A] fiery tale of lovers reunited [with] teasing, sexual tension.”—Library Journal
Pepper Chapman refuses to throw in the towel. Six months ago, she made the biggest mistake of her life. Blinded by grief after her mom’s death, Pepper abandoned the man she loves. Now she wants a second chance at everything she gave up: strong hands driving her to ecstasy . . . a deep voice whispering naughty promises in her ear . . . the future they’d planned since they were teenagers. So Pepper comes home looking for forgiveness, ready for a new beginning—if he’s willing to give her a shot.
Retired MMA star Tank Sherman may be used to low blows, but Pepper’s emotional sucker punch left him reeling. Trying to ignore the pain and forget the pleasure of her body beneath his, Tank is prepared to ring the final bell on their relationship. Then Pepper shows up out of the blue, radiating pure sex. But Tank won’t let himself get hurt again, and that means resisting the heat that still burns between them. Because if he takes Pepper back, he knows he’ll never be able to let her go again.
Praise for After the Hurt
“Brimming with sensual detail and loaded with heart, After the Hurt brings together two characters you won’t soon forget. Shana Gray gives us a winning combination of sizzling chemistry and emotional depth. Bravo!”—New York Times bestselling author Vicki Lewis Thompson
“Shana Gray’s After the Hurt is an emotionally packed page-turner. I was rooting for Pepper and Tank the whole book!”—USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt
“After the Hurt is a second-chance romance that sizzles and satisfies to the very last page. The chemistry between Pepper and Tank is both heartwarming and explosive.”—Stina Lindenblatt, author of This One Moment
“Incredibly sexy and heart-melting, the chemistry in this story is explosive. Pepper and Tank’s emotional struggles were so real and just jumped off the pages. After the Hurt is an excellent read.”—Violetta Rand, author of Persuasion
“Such a good story. It will make you feel for the characters.”—Once Upon an Alpha
“The chemistry between Pepper and Tank has never diminished and neither has their connection, as much as they try to deny it. With the intensity of their relationship, I felt as if there was no obstacle they couldn’t overcome. Because they were each a half of a whole, they could only be together.”—Book Angel Booktopia
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Nice second chance
This is a reunion story. Pepper has known Tank a very long time and they belong together. Circumstances in their lives were too much for Pepper and she disappeared without a word to anyone. Her experiences have changed her basic concepts of life and living. Wanting to mend fences and return to her soul mate, she comes home. Tank is still very hurt and is not sure he wants her back. Their struggle to find each other again is full of ups and downs, and whys. I enjoyed this tale.