In this sizzling short novel from New York Times bestselling author Missy Johnson, a young journalist goes undercover in a world of desire—and gets seduced by the billionaire bachelor she’s supposed to be chasing.
Recent college grad Charlotte Lucas thinks she has found her breakout story. It all begins when she answers a provocative want ad posted by a secretive mogul who happens to be a prime suspect in his girlfriend’s disappearance. Young and inexperienced, Char has never been pushed to the limit—until their games take her to the very edge. Char has gone in looking for the truth, but now she’s in way too deep with a master who plays her body like it belongs to him.
Jaxon Murphy knows a lot more about Char than he lets on. Although the media has made him out to be a monster, he’s not about to come clean about his tormented past—at least not before he turns this good girl bad and sends her out to do his dirty work. After all, Jax didn’t make it to the top without breaking some rules. But as their play grows passionate and achingly real, Jax can’t resist taking a shot at something that’s bigger and more powerful than revenge: love.
Praise for Resist
“Prepare to read late into the night. Resist is a sizzling-hot, intense must-read.”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series
“Resist is a twisted, gritty, and provocative read full of toe-curling steam and spine-tingling suspense. I give Missy Johnson a big thumbs up for this one!”—USA Today bestselling author J. L. Mac
“This dark, intense page-turner had me gripped to the end. Jaxon Murphy is the troubled soul that every girl will want to heal.”—USA Today bestselling author R. J. Prescott
“Perfect for readers who like [a] dangerous edge to their romance without having it go into all-out sexual craziness.”—The Romance Factor
“Fast-paced . . . very well written and very well developed . . . [There’s] never a dull moment in this book.”—Once Upon an Alpha
“A mix of emotions, a bit of drama and a whole lot of sexual tension between the characters.”—LeAnn’s Book Reviews
Praise for Missy Johnson’s Code of Honor
“Yet again Missy Johnson slays us with an impeccable story and characters that make us think. Code of Honor is a beautifully written tale of a life we can only imagine.”—Ashley Suzanne, author of Raven and the Destined series
“Code of Honor is dark, sexy, and deliciously enthralling. Missy Johnson takes you into a dangerous world you won’t want to leave.”—Cecy Robson, author of Once Kissed
“In a beautiful love story I couldn’t put down, Missy Johnson weaves together mob action with an element of stepbrother taboo. She’s for sure an author to watch!”—Laura Marie Altom, author of The Escort
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Overall this was an enjoyable read.
Jaxon Murphy had a rough childhood. His parents and sister were murdered and this altered the way he chose to live his life. He doesn't want a relationship with anyone because he knows they'd just end up leaving him. Now he is part owner and CEO of Hamden & Murphy Enterprises. He was suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, but they found no proof. Jaxon hires women to live at his mansion to be available for what ever sexual desires he has. He places an ad for a new live-in woman, and Charlotte Lucas answers.
Charlotte Lucas is a recent college graduate, with a degree in journalism and business but she cannot find a job. Charlotte's friends convince her to apply for Jaxon's job and maybe she can get the real story behind his parent's murder and his ex-girlfriend's murder. This could be the biggest story of the year and could very well land her a job!
Jaxon hires Charlotte and he wants her to help him catch whom he thinks is the person involved in his parents murder. The mystery behind this story was really interesting and fun. What these two didn't realize would happen is that they would fall for each other....hard. The sexual attraction between these two was great. I loved how Charlotte knew that underneath Jaxon hard exterior there was a great man. I really enjoyed the twisted surprise at the end and they way they were able to get the answers they were looking for.
Overall this was an enjoyable read.
I love Missy Johnson's books and this is no exception. This book is not just scorching but has a deeply emotional story behind it. The story grabs you and pulls you in. You find yourself wanting to know more and more about Jax and his parents death. This is a story about trust, revenge, sex and love. Great book!
Copy rec'd from NetGalley for a review.