Aidan Hunter lost the only girl he ever loved to his older brother. To numb his pain, he drinks in excess, parties too hard, and sleeps with countless women. When his family expresses concern, he does what he’s been taught to do—fake it and pretend his life is perfect. Pretend he loves his new girl and pretend his heart isn’t broken.
Maria Santiago is simply trying to survive each day until she finishes college. As a single mother, life is a constant struggle. Add running from a dangerous past and working in the oldest profession, and all she has is hope for a better life. Hope one day she will no longer feel shame and hope her past never catches up with her.
After Aidan pays to spend one wild night with Maria, pretending to be unaffected by her is impossible. Their night comes to an explosive end and Maria hopes she never sees him again, but Aidan refuses to give up. As Maria begins to accept that Aidan’s feelings for her are genuine, someone from her past threatens her life. Aidan’s not intimidated and takes a huge risk to protect her.
Will the risk pay off and allow Aidan the opportunity to provide Maria with the better life she’s been hoping for?
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18681046-tug? ac=1
Now Maria.(dramatic pause) Maria, Maria, Maria!!! She is one of those that you have a love/hate relationship with. Just so you know this book ends in quite the cliffhanger and it may be damaging to your kindle (just in case you like to throw things) or if there are small children around, before you read the last few pages, you may want to escort them to another room – profanity may come spewing out of your mouth. Maria is a mystery to me…and now I have to wait to see if I am right about her until the next book!
This is an angst filled roller coaster that will take you on a tour of emotions. My head and heart could only take so much. In the end, it left me wanting more, which is just what a good book should do.
KJ Bell is an amazingly gifted author. And if you ever meet her, don’t be fooled by her sunny, happy disposition… she really loves to send her readers through the ringer. And we LOVE her for it. LOL