Fall in love with a mysterious and tortured hero in this #1 New York Times bestselling author's steamy, suspenseful romance about an "irresistible" (Booklist) British alpha and the one woman who may be able to save him -- as long as he can protect her from his dark past.
Named to RetailMeNot's "List of the 23 Must-Read Books of 2019"! Named one of the "Most Popular Books Published in February 2019" by Goodreads!
Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she's so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she's been so desperate to avoid.
When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can't help thinking she's been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane's notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he's tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away.
As Theo's demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.
Malpas (The Forbidden) pairs off a ruthless club owner and a distraught nurse in this devastatingly effective contemporary. Izzy White is taking a shortcut home from her London hospital when she crosses paths with an injured young woman named Penny. Theo Kane arrives to help Penny, whom he calls the daughter of an old friend, and falls hard for Izzy. Though Izzy is still reeling from an agonizing experience with an abusive client turned stalker, she quickly falls into a tumultuous relationship with Theo. His own dark history makes him react badly to unexpected touch, but he holds back from explaining why. After a violent man from Izzy's past catches up with them, Theo and Izzy reach an impasse that could close the door on their love forever. Malpas's sexy love scenes scorch the page, and her sensitive, multilayered hero and heroine will easily capture readers' hearts. A taut plot and a first-rate lineup of supporting characters make this a keeper.
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Jodi Ellen Malpas is a guaranteed page turner hit. And she did it again. Hot and steamy page turner. Would like more drama.
Jodi is and will go down as one of the best romance artist to date! Love love all of her book and this one doesn’t disappoint either🙌🏽💜🔥
Favorite Jodi Malpas book
I absolutely loved this book. The characters are easy to fall in love with and very believable. It was refreshing for Theo to have a good mix of the alpha male dominance, yet it didn’t go too overboard into the realm of controlling and unhealthy. The plot line is great, and I loved the way their complicated pasts unravel at the end to give great understanding into the main characters.