Therapist by day, and exotic dancer by night, I keep my heart closely guarded for good reason. When I meet Lucas Evans at my night job, he screams untrustworthy. With his oozing confidence and sex appeal, I bet he leaves women scattered in his wake.
I have every intention of resisting him. Intimacy is not my greatest strength, and I have secrets to keep, but after one gut-melting kiss, my resolve falters.
Reeling after the death of my brother, I find myself looking for answers at a gentleman's club. When I meet the sexy Clara Evans there, she seems fun and care free, but underneath, there's something guarded about her. And I want to know what it is.
I can't deny the attraction I have to her. But I don't have time to have feelings, never mind relationships. Especially not with the secret I'm keeping.
After the two share a night of passion, their walls start to crack. As they continue to see one another, they begin to bare their scars and overcome their struggles. But their secrets get harder to keep the closer they become. And when the devastating truth is revealed, will they be brought together or torn apart?
Close is dark and twisty romance that is part of an interconnected standalone series. These books explore similar themes and have some character crossover but can be read independently. Please note Close was originally published by the author under a different pen name.
"Completely sensuous, wrought with emotion, and so well written that I absolutely could not put it down!"
"Dark, mysterious, full of heated attraction. Wonderful characters. Very entertaining!"
"If you think you have this book figured out just by reading the synopsis you will be mistaken…[S.A. McEwen] is not a cotton candy, tie a story up in pretty satin ribbons HEA writer...the road she takes to the HEA is scattered with land mines, not well lit and wonderfully satisfying." Amazon review
"I loved everything about this book...This novel has quickly become one of my favourite dark romance reads ever! I cannot say enough great things about it! Go and read it for yourself today." My Slanted Bookish Ramblings
"So far, this is the best fiction I've read in 2018, and even though it's early in the year, I'm predicting it'll be in my top 10 at the end of it." Goodreads Review
"An absolutely incredible story of self discovery, forgiveness and most of all love! An emotional read with a happily ever after!" Goodreads review
"I want more!!! I loved every dark suspenseful part in this book. 6 dark stars – WOW. How simply intriguing, twisted, dark, romantic, and suspenseful this book was. The entire premise of this book was so fascinating to me … The character development and the attraction between the two main characters was so intense…" Amazon review
Dark Intense Romance
Deep, Depressing, Flirty, Fun, Sensational, Intense, Very Dark, and what I imagine is many therapy sessions in several different areas. This story is very introspective and will cause the reader to do a deep dive within themselves even if you don’t relate to most of the content. Self worth and Self love are huge components and it intriguing to view them as someone looking in so kudos to the author for turning a very tantalizing story into therapy. If the content wasn’t so risqué I would think it appropriate for a young audience,but it’s very descriptive in all areas.
Kept me hooked
I found it to be such an interesting story line, but also even relatable and inspiring. I enjoyed both their journeys, growth, and vulnerability, which I can perfectly understand at my age. Loved the plots and as much as I wanted to hate Lucas, I loved him even more for following his feelings and opening up. Great read, I def recommend!!
Great storyline but…
Great storyline but dragged on with to much psycho-babble. Couldn’t finish it.