Gritty. Sexy. Taboo.
Melanie Cannon is troubled, desperate, and only eighteen. Taking the fall for a friend, she’s forced into a drug education class, which she expects to be boring as hell. Until Detective Jake Beck walks in as her instructor.
Jake knows it’s a mistake to get involved with a high school senior.
But their passion is undeniable.
Their bond is the kind that lasts forever.
Their connection is more than just lust.
Jake’s willing to risk it all–even when harsh betrayal and ugly secrets threaten everything.
What do you get with a barely legal troubled girl and a new to town hot cop who doesn’t know her?? You get a great story with lots of steam and just as much heart. Jake and Melanie meet by chance and neither expect to see the other ever again. Their situation is just as unique as they are as individuals.
Jake’s first impression of Melanie, as I came to learn, was pretty spot on. She was this lonely troubled teenager who could turn around and be this amazing sexy young woman in the blink of an eye.
I take a deep breath my mind whirling at how quickly she went from bedraggled waif to sexy-as-fuck vixen.
Although the age difference wasn’t huge, it was enough for Jake to struggle with. She was BARELY 18 and was still in high school, not exactly the perfect combination.
I’m going to act like the respectable adult I supposedly am and pretend I’m not a fucking pervert who can’t keep my hands off Melanie Fucking Cannon.
The attraction and the heat between these two was intense and irresistible. They have this fine string that keeps them tethered but distant, until that snaps.
There’s nothing – no drink or drug or anything at all – that could be better than this. Nothing. Ever. There’s Jake. And in this second I know I’ll never need anything more.
^^^WOW!!! See what I mean, intense. The lengths that they go to for each other was heart warming and hopeful. I enjoyed the taboo aspect of this story – “student-teacher” books are a fave of mine and this one was done well!
About the Author
Maria Monroe writes sexy and smart romance, often focusing on new adult characters. Bad boys, especially gruff and sexy ones, are her favorite alpha males to read (and write) about.
Her contemporary romance novels include The Rescue, Julian & Lia, Love (Literally), and Afterglow, an apocalyptic love story.
Maria has also published two BDSM books, Her Millionaire Master and Kept by the Commanders, through Stormy Night Publications.
She enjoys reading, playing Pokemon, building bonfires, drinking wine, sarcasm, hiking, and laughing about inappropriate things.
She’s from Chicago and currently lives just outside the city with her three awesome kids, two rescue dogs, two rescue cats, and the most supportive husband in the world.
You can learn more about her (and her two sisters, who are also romance authors!) at http://www.graffitifiction.com.
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