Shelly Bell packs a powerful punch (#1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Ellen Malpas) in this enemies-to-lovers forbidden romance.
Ryder McKay may be a playboy, but he's never been a fool. Not until he met the woman he simply knew as Jane. For one night, he dropped his guard, but in the morning she disappeared---along with a copy of his top secret technology.
When it ends up in the hands of his biggest enemy---his father---Ryder knows without a doubt he's been betrayed. And when he finds Jane again, a year later, he can't decide what's worse---that her mother is marrying his brother, or that he still finds Jane irresistible, despite the fact that she's a liar, a thief, and his father's latest protege.
Jane Cooper does have a secret, but it's not the one Ryder thinks. As their rekindled passion changes into something deeper, they'll have to work together to untangle a web of lies and corruption that will shatter everything they thought they knew about their pasts. Because Jane's not the only one with a secret---and this secret is getting people killed.
Software developer Ryder McKay, the conflicted hero in Bell's second emotional erotic thriller set in Michigan (after At His Mercy), dominates in and out of the bedroom. When he meets beautiful, intelligent Jane Cooper, they immediately hit it off. With zero relationship development, he introduces her to a tame form of BDSM, only to be disappointed to wake up the next morning and find her gone. After secret files from his computer are given to his criminal billionaire father, from whom he's been estranged for years, he assumes Jane is the thief. A year later, Ryder and Jane meet again when Ryder's older brother, Finn, marries Jane's mother, Ciara and Ryder learns that Jane has recently given birth to his son. Ryder's easy transition into fatherhood is surprisingly plausible, as it resurrects a side of him that he buried when he first discovered the truth about his father's vile behavior. The chemistry he and Jane felt on their single night together is as strong as ever, and they look for ways to indulge their kinky desires despite their familial connection and Ryder's distrust. A revelation involving incestuous child abuse warrants a warning label, but Bell handles it soberly and without gratuitous description of the molestation. This Fifty Shades flavored tale is a well-written, action-packed, and full of charm, wit, and suspense.