Layla was on her way to the perfect life with her loving fiance. Home, kids, dog, and a loving husband were on the horizon (plus a health dose of kinky sex, but I suppose that's not normally part of the American Dream).
Now 18 months later, Layla is still reeling from grief at the the death of her beloved. Avoiding friend's who won't mention John, family who look at her with pity, and certainly avoiding anything resembling the emotional intimacy of a relationship. Instead she holds out as long as she can, until distraction, memories, and pure carnal need send her scouting for a rough one-night stand to take the edge off, letting her return to her guise of a normal life.
And then she meets Michael - arresting, dominant, and determined to be more than a meaningless one-night stand. Being with him even once means breaking her own rules, risks letting him in, and can she still be true to John while healing and moving on with her life?
This book is hot. Steaming, naughty, erotic romance. Michael is pushy, but he also steps carefully. He recognizes that she's gone though serious emotional trauma, and let's her set the limits even while he's prying her out of her shell. This book is about Layla's healing, her survivor's guilt, and her finding joy in life again. And throughout all of that is rampant, wild, rough sex.
Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of Netgalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.