Sam is the cold-day-in-hell very-bad-idea I want nothing to do with.
But one night on a train changes everything, and now I'm tumbling head-over-heels in lust with a man who barely has his life together. At what point in our depraved series of carnal negotiations do I admit to myself that I'm in over my head?
Hazel is my escape, my second chance at being a good person, my first real shot at being an honest man. Sure, she mostly wants me for my filthy mouth and talented fingers, but that's the deal with the devil I've made. I get to love her, and she gets to use me for my body. No feelings, no talk of forever.
It's for the best. It's just a matter of time before the house of cards I have carefully constructed around my family comes tumbling down again. And when it does, Hazel won't want anything to do with me ever again.
This is a standalone romance for Sam and Hazel. It is also book one of a two-book duet about two different couples. The series will be complete with the release of Grace and Luke's book, Shame. Detailed content warnings about both books are available on my website, www.ainsleybooth.com
Such an intelligent story that touches on several serious themes and deals with them well. I prefer stories that show the characters with fears and weaknesses that they work to overcome. Sam and Hazel are determined to show support for each other and there are no ridiculous misunderstandings that so many authors use as “plot twists”. It is clear to us all that Sam and Hazel belong together.