The emotional and unforgettable new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.
Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that her mother and she weren’t his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.
Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.
Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they’re on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again....
Fans of blazingly hot, anger-fueled, expense-account-funded hate sex will adore Young's (Echoes of Scotland Street) story of personal drama among Boston's financial elite. When Alexa Holland's photographer employer is hired to do a magazine shoot featuring banking CEO Caine Carraway, she takes the opportunity to apologize to Caine for the way her father ruined his family. Caine is enraged, and Alexa gets fired. Still reeling, she's even more shocked when Caine offers to hire her as his personal assistant. Caine's entitled, exacting treatment of Alexa in the office, and his mercurial oscillation between crazed lust and cruel coldness after they embark on a secret affair, are mediated by the warmth of Caine's flirty colleague Henry and the encouragement and baked goods of his adopted grandmother, Effie. Though the plot requires the protagonists to realize that they need not relive their ancestors' mistakes, readers won't much care about Alexa and Caine's happy ending: their volatility is where the energy lies.
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This was a refreshing book you can’t put down. I felt for Alexa with every step of the way, from the way she proves her worth, the small wounds inflicted by the people who’s opinions she cares about, her unwillingness on giving up in general. This is a story I couldn’t stop reading from beginning to end, with charming and witty dialogue/banter. I immediately reread the book right after finishing it the first time, 10/10 I highly recommend
Love the humor in the writing
Yes this book has everything you need for a great romance novel but the sense of humor each character has honestly kept me chuckling the whole time. The characters are sarcastic and witty and gave them a lot more personality than characters in other romance novels. This is the second book I’ve read by this author and I can’t wait to keep making my way through the list!
Truly worth your time. It has been a long time since I’ve read a book that didn’t have the same love-boring storyline that every book seems to have. Alexa and Caides relationship is remarkable!