Ebook - Secret Cravings Publishing - Novel
TBR reviewer: Shyla
Grayson wants nothing to do with someone he thinks hurt him so deeply. He can't let go of the past and he can't trust Lyric. It doesn't help matters that while on her watch, the Masonry company she oversaw was hacked into and the company's top secret client list accessed. Reluctantly, Lyric and Grayson team up to find the culprit, with Grayson denying their blossoming feelings at every turn. But when his brother appears, secrets in tow, Grayson will have to choose: live in the past or move on with Lyric.
Our unlikely hero Grayson St. Claire still holds her heart, but the lies that tore them apart still cut her to the core. After being abandoned his Mother and ignored by his Father Gray is a bit of a mess until Lyric comes along. Which is why her mistaken disloyalty drove him to create a hard shell and adopt a love ‘em and leave ‘em mentality. Gray’s first thoughts when he realizes Lyric is his employee are to make her suffer. At first it’s a signed agreement that keeps him from firing her, and later it’s the realization that those old feelings linger. The passion betweens them sizzles and melt his icy demeanor.
Miss Ashton does not do weak willed women in her stories. It’s one of the many things that keeps me coming back to read her work again and again. Lyrics attempts to seduce are heated and entertaining as she chips away at the ice that surrounds Grayson’s heart. Just when you think he’s about to open up and let her inside a ghost from their past resurfaces. This story has it all, a love story that spans years, humor, mystery, and love scenes that satisfy.
Blindfold Me is a perfect blend of sweet and heat, and I highly recommend this to readers!
Excerpt of 'Blindfold Me'
He whipped around to face her. “You’re my problem!”
“What did I do?”
“Why didn’t you let me handle Antoni?”
“What are you talking about?” Confusion crossed her face. “I let you—”
“No, you didn’t. He deferred to you like you were the boss.”
“So you’re not, I am.” He poked a finger in his chest.
“Is that what this about? Recognition?”
“No, this is about you.”
“What?” She crossed her arms.
“Zinno had his hands all over you and you allowed it.” He sounded like a child, but she brought it out in him. Jealousy rolled around in his gut, still foreign after all this time.
“You have no say in what I do,” she said.
“I do when it involves my business.” Who am I trying to convince?
“You know what? I’m out of here.” She turned toward the door.
“Is this what you do? Use your body to get your way, like you did with my brother?” As soon as the words left his mouth, he wanted to call them back.
“What did you say?” She whirled to face him, rage blazing out of control as she advanced on him.
“You heard me.”
“You son of a bitch!”
He had the chance to move aside or block her, but he didn’t. A resounding smack echoed when her palm connected with his cheek.
Grayson licked his lips, tasted blood. She packed quite a wallop. His face throbbed as if hit by a two-by-four. He squinted at her and flexed his jaw. The anger in her eyes mixed with something else. Something a lot like the need pulsing through him. He stepped back, but she came forward.
“You’re bleeding,” she whispered, her gaze centered on his mouth.
He cursed silently. Doesn’t she realize her effect on me? The rage and fury from moments ago melted away from her. He wanted them back. Those he knew how to deal with, not the need in her eyes. He wanted for things he had no business wanting.
Grayson backed away. She cupped his jaw the same time his thighs connected with his desk. Nowhere to go.