I should know better than to let Tessa McDaniels pretend to be my fiancée.
I’m a dark, dangerous disaster who leaves destruction in his wake.
But when she offers to pretend to marry me to help me get my kids back, I can’t refuse. They are the one thing I have left to fight for.
Milo Hendricks found me at my lowest.
Battered and broken by my ex with no place to call home. When he insists I stay at his cabin with him, he sparks the feelings I’ve tried to suppress.
He’s only supposed to be my friend, but every time he comes in the room, he makes my knees weak.
This gorgeous, tatted, mountain-of-a-man who’s riddled with secrets.
Tessa is everything I crave but can’t have.
I shouldn’t touch her.
Shouldn’t make it real.
But she’s a red-headed flame I can’t resist, and I can’t help but take her to my bed.
Now we’re falling into an abyss of passion and need.
Loving her is easy.
Only we’re tied in ways we don’t know.
I’ll do anything to protect her, but it’s my past that might destroy her in the end…
4.5 Heart Review by Ashley
When it comes to small town, romantic suspense, A.L. Jackson can do no wrong. She delivered big time with Promise Me Always. From the first page I was hooked and couldn't wait to see how it would all unfold.
There was something so dang refreshing about Tessa. She was just a good person down to her marrow. Full of sass and spunk. Even though her heart had been battered, she never shut it down to love. She just never expected it to come in the form of the surly beast that is Milo.
Oh my goodness Milo! I absolutely adored the brute. Under all that rough and tough brood was a tender heart of gold. A heart that had loved and lost and was terrified to lose again. But he couldn't deny Tessa. She spoke to his soul in a way he never thought anyone could. She healed a piece of him that had been broken. Too bad his troubled past wouldn't let him go.
Whew! Talk about intense. I was racing through the final third of the book because I had to know how it was all going to shake out. I have nothing but mad, mad love for these two. Tessa and Milo's friends to lovers romance was everything I wanted and then some. There was spine-tingling suspense while also being delightfully dirty and epically romantic.
About the Author
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
If she's not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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