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Publisher Description

Sometimes, love comes with a price…

The past is always gonna try and bring you down, but you gotta fight. Fight hard for what you love. Fight to win is what twenty-two-year-old Dominick Anderson believes, but his life is a struggle. Growing up with an abusive father has made Dominick slow to love and trust, and he relies on his brother Kevin to keep him on a straight path.

Dominick fights his demons every day, every night. Now a sophomore at the University of Washington and working a steady job at a mechanic’s shop, Dominick wants to create a better life and find the future his father never wanted him to have.

Dominick suppresses his identity and feelings until he meets Denise Ramsey. Smart, stunningly gorgeous, and sharing his love for motorcycles, Denise is everything Dominick longs for in a girl but knows he can never have. When a past love threatens her life and brings out Dominick’s suppressed dark side, he must decide if she’s worth the risk.

“Dom and Denise will make you believe in happily ever after. Dominick is definitely book boyfriend material.” - Marie Hall, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A MOMENT

March 3
Chikara Press
Exodus Studios LLC

Customer Reviews

xrayer70 ,

Great read.

This was a refereshing story in the fact that Dominick is a twenty one year old college student that is looking for a meaningful relationship and not a one night stand. He works hard in college and at his job. He has demons from his past that he is also dealing with. Denise is your average college girl who does not have a tragic past. She and Dominick don’t have an instant connection. They have to work on their relationship. I don’t want to give away the story so I will say this is a refreshing story that does not follow a cliche. Dominick and Denise are characters you will be able to feel like they are friends. I loved that they did not fall in instant love. I will be looking for more books by Marie Long.

I received a gift copy in exchange for an honest review.

corey76Campbell ,


This book reminded me of a lot of problems of abused kids in their families. I found the book to be well written well worth reading. After all my years in law enforcement I have had to deal with a lot of these problems and it brings to light just how it can really mess up a kids life. It really hurts to see the kids go through life like this but feel that you have really put a light on a subject that should open people's eyes to the trauma this has on the young ones that have and some still go through. My thanks for a well written book that I enjoyed very much keep up the good work and look forward to reading more of your books.

Corey Campbell
Retired police officer
And concerned parent

Askme2 ,

Slow read and difficult to get emotionally invested

I received this book for free and therefore providing you with an honest evaluation. I was intrigued by the summary of this book so I just went for it.

This was a very slow read. I couldn't get emotionally involved in the characters and one of the main characters Genius just doesn't jump off the pages at you.

The characters don't seem to connect even once they actually do get together.

A few times I started to just give up on this novel, but I wanted to be optimistic.

I finally finished this book only 575 pages, yet it took me several days to complete versus other novels 2500+ and I completed those in one day!

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