Returning to Madison hurts. I thought I'd left my past behind, but the past goes on living. I carry it inside of me, it's a piece of me. People have marked me in indelible ways, and I drag the shreds of my soul behind me, trying to put my pieces back together. I'm not the Amber I used to be. I fly under the radar, try to be invisible.
It doesn't always work. Drawing attention scares me. It always spells trouble. Returning to my hometown is a last-ditch effort to lay my demons to rest and start anew, for good this time.
Meeting Jesse Lee wasn't in the plan. Yet here he is with his heart-stopping, sexy grin, handsome like a god, shining bright. He's full of life, full of heat, packing the energy of a thousand suns in his gaze and muscular body. Jesse burns, and the pain of being near him is sweet.
But he's foiling my plans. It's hard to remain a ghost when he's around. Hard to avoid his attention, to remain invisible. He sees me, really sees me, and behind his bright radiance, I can see shadows from his own past crowding in. He's swimming hard to stay afloat even as he reaches for me.
What is he afraid of? And how can he save me from drowning when he can't even save himself?
Stand-alone novel. No cliff-hanger.
Warning: This book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature listeners only. Not intended for young listeners.
This is the second book in the Damage Control series, about the lives of a bunch of misfits who work at a tattoo parlor as a band of brothers. The heroine is a girl who has been damaged by bullying that was so bad she moved. She has no social skills and few friends, when she meets the hero at a party she's dragged to. He has a reputation as a womanizer and she's not interested nor does she trust men at all. Their romance developed over time with starts and stops. I liked the ending and the narration was very well done. Jo Raven is becoming a really great romance author.
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