Series: Only You #1
Release Date: September 20, 2018
someone’s life. I’ve moved to Sydney to avoid the glares and the questions from
the people back home, but there’s one thing I can’t run from—the guilt and pain
that follows me relentlessly. All I can do is dull it with alcohol and casual
sex. But then my new boss, Mr Dark and Delicious, deserted me, mid kiss, with
my skirt hiked up and my shirt discarded on the alley floor. I should hate
him―him and the secrets he’s keeping. But I can’t stay away. Because the pain
and guilt he’s hiding mirror my own.
do. I’m the king of casual. Love them and leave them, before they leave me.
With chemistry off the scale, we couldn’t even make it home, both of us too
impatient, ripping each other’s clothes off in the alleyway outside the bar.
Then my phone buzzed, and one text message stopped everything. I couldn’t
think. Couldn’t breathe. All I could do was run. I’m toxic, but I can’t tell
her why. I can’t bear the look of horror I know would cross her face. But I
also don’t know how to keep something so life altering from the woman I’m
falling for. Not when I need her just to survive it.
❤️ My Review:
I’ve got lots of hearts for this story. The writing is beautiful and the characters are wonderful and layered and the author makes you care about them and their stories. I don’t think I’ve read a book with a backdrop of a horse racing track bar but it’s terrific and unusual. I can see lots of interesting stories from this group of fellow workers and friends. Newcomer Reese enters the Lavender Bar with tons of baggage that’s slowly revealed. Past tragic events have lead her to bury her pain in sex and alcohol. Such a realistic twenty-something thing to do. And her new boss, Low is a hot devil designed for sex and swings both ways. Their chemistry is steamy right from the beginning and it’s a given that they’ll get it on. But as things heat up Low runs the other way. This is were the sorta twist and major emotional drama comes in. It’s fairly evident what’s happening with Low and it’s a subject not address in romances very often but the author does a good job with the sensitive subject matter in this story. How could Low let this happen? It’s that twenty-year old invincible attitude that gets him. This is an emotional, slow-build romance with a serious subject and fantastic characters that may bring on a few tears.
about an hour out of Sydney. When she’s not writing stories full of kissing and
chemistry, she’s a wife, and mummy to three tiny humans. She’s also official ball
thrower to one slobbery dog named Rollo. Yes, she named a female dog after a
male character on Vikings. Don’t judge her. Elle is a complete and utter
fangirl at heart, obsessing over The Walking Dead and Outlander to an unhealthy
degree. But she wouldn’t change a thing.