2018 Booksellers Best Finalist
Two people running from the past
Will one more night ever be enough?
No-nonsense Alice O’Connor came to Stockholm for work, not to fall in love. But when she meets the elusive author Jonas Hallstrom, they both let down their guards for one sexy night. And one night turns into more.
Jonas has a darker past, the kind Alice swore off long ago. The kind she has ever reason to be afraid of. Can she reconcile the things he’s done with the man who makes her come alive?
**This book is available in first person in its original serial form, under the titles, "Temptation," "Seduction," "Warning" and "Redemption"**
Hunter takes readers on a sensual journey in this scrumptious contemporary romance. While dining at a Stockholm pub, New York editor Alice O'Connor meets Jonas H llstr m, a Swedish author whose manuscript she acquired at the Stockholm Book Expo. The mutual attraction between Alice and Jonas is instantaneous when he sits next to her and describes the plot of his book, which features a Swedish man and an American woman. The lines between fact and fiction are blurred when Alice indulges in a memorable night of passion with Jonas and meets up again with him in Paris for a romantic interlude. Then Jonas shares some of the details of his sordid history, and their sizzling sexual encounters hint at a darkness in Jonas that he has worked to suppress. Jonas warns Alice that she will want nothing to do with him once she reads the manuscript, and though his warning proves true, she is forced to face him again when he visits her publishing house. Hunter has written her protagonists with great depth, carefully revealing how their pasts have shaped their personalities in this page-turner, which is filled with vivid sex scenes and intense emotion. (BookLife)