Maybe only someone who's been behind bars can understand how to set her free.
Fresh out of jail, Jamie Pierce is desperate to change his ways and become a better person. He wants to earn enough money to get out of London for good and live a quiet life somewhere in the country. But then he meets Harriet Jones, a beautiful young fashion designer who is plagued by self-doubt, and suddenly
leaving doesn't seem so simple.
Harriet has spent years trying to win her father's affection, but time and time again she's been left feeling that she just isn't good enough. When she starts to fall for her rough-around-the-edges neighbor, she knows her father would never approve.
It was only meant to be a fling, but maybe the person who seems so wrong for her
could be just the kind of person she needs. Can Jamie help Harriet learn to
believe in herself, or will she remain trapped in her own prison of self-doubt?
Content Warning: explicit sex
"I guess that's a hint for me to go." Jamie sighed. "Shame, I was enjoying
He hopped off the stool, and despite the rising panic about her work, Harriet felt
a warm glow at his words. "Really?"
"Geez, don't sound so surprised. Why wouldn't I be enjoying myself in the company of a
beautiful woman?" Jamie stared down at her with that burning, intense gaze of
Harriet squirmed. Years of being criticized had made her unable to take a compliment.
"I'm not beautiful."
She broke her gaze away from his, and looked back at her work. Work was what she
knew, what she understood, not compliments and looks of strange, gorgeous men
whom she had invited into her home with no real idea why.
She felt his fingers under her chin, lifting her face so that she had to look back
up at him. Even though she resisted slightly, his fingers were firm.
"You are the most beautiful woman I've ever met," Jamie told her, and he looked so
Harriet wanted to believe it. But she knew she wasn't beautiful.
"Can I kiss you again?" There was a fleeting moment of indecision in his eyes, like
maybe he shouldn't, but all Harriet wanted was for him to kiss her again.
Her voice was trembling. There were so many reasons why she should have said no.
But she wanted this. She wanted Jamie.
His eyes fixed on hers until his soft lips found hers. Harriet savored his gentle
kiss this time, marveling at his skill to ignite a passion within her that she
wasn't even sure she had. When he pulled away, Harriet was left
"You seem nervous," Jamie said, taking her hand, which was physically
"I…I haven't touched a man since my husband and I separated," Harriet
Jamie's eyebrows shot up in surprise. "You seem too young to have been married
"Yes, well, it didn't work out," Harriet said bitterly. She looked away, trying to
push down the emotions that threatened to resurface—rejection, abandonment, the
feeling of never being good enough. But she was good at controlling the pain by
now; she'd been doing it ever since she was a child.
"I'm sorry." The fire between them was in danger of fizzling out as they stood there
awkwardly, but then Jamie kissed her hand. "Anybody would be a fool to leave
Jamie pulled her closer and started kissing her again. He tasted of beer, and Harriet
hated the taste usually, but like with everything else, he made the wrong seem
so right, and she loved it.
She kissed him like she couldn't get enough. Boldly, Harriet raised her hands up to
cup his face, the beginnings of stubble feeling grainy against her palms. She
was more turned on than she could ever remember. Harriet pulled away, suddenly
nervous. It wasn't like her to do things like this, and it scared her just how
much she wanted it.
"It's okay, we don't have to take this any further. We don't really know each other,"
Jamie said a little breathlessly.
Harriet tried to hide her disappointment, but she knew he was right, and she wasn't the
kind of girl to be this forward.
"But I'm up for it if you are." Jamie's voice was more serious, and his words sent
waves of desire through her body.
Given her tendency to overthink things into inaction, she decided to let her body take
over. There were a hundred reasons why she shouldn't do this, but she was going
to go with the one reason she should—she wanted to.
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A choice between two men? If only it were that simple.
Melissa Morgan seems to have it all…her modeling career is taking off and she's engaged to one of the most eligible bachelors in London. But when she finds Jonathan
cheating on her again, Melissa finds solace in the arms of Riley, a sexy bar owner trying to recover from the heartbreak of his last relationship. Melissa shouldn't even want Riley, but she can't seem to stay away, especially when she finds in him everything that's missing in her relationship with Jonathan.
Melissa knows she has to make a hard choice, and when it comes to choosing between the life she's always wanted and the man she's falling in love with, she might find out that she can't have the best of both worlds.
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When sexy, rich Lawrence Russo asks Mia to come and work for him in Italy for two weeks, she jumps at the chance. After all, it beats pole dancing, and the salary he offers her is practically obscene.
A relationship quickly begins to develop between the two, but Mia can't help but wonder if Lawrence's feelings for her are genuine or if he feels he's just paying for a service.
Even if their relationship is strong enough to survive her insecurities, what will happen when somebody from her past shows up and threatens to reveal her deepest, darkest secret?
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I have always believed that the best stories are the ones that you can't put down, the
ones that transport you to a different place and make you believe in the
characters. This is exactly why I write… I have always loved the escapism that
reading and writing provides, and there is nothing more exciting than imagining
your own set of characters, and then letting them practically write the story
for you. Writing has always been a dream of mine, and I'm lucky to have the kind
of people around me that have always nurtured and encouraged my
I live a cozy little life in Wales, and when I'm not writing I'm taking care of my young
family, studying for a degree in Classical Studies, and training to become a
nail technician. I love traveling to new places, meeting new people, and
experiencing new things…it's all great inspiration for my books!
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