From New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Towle, comes a new sexy, romantic suspense standalone novel...
Daisy Smith has spent eighteen months of her life paying for a crime she didn’t commit. Now out of prison, she has only one focus—to get back custody of her younger brother, Jesse, who is deep in the foster care system. Desperate to rebuild her life and show the system that she is responsible enough to care for Jesse, she takes on the only job available to her—working as a maid at the Matis Estate.
On day one of her new job, Daisy meets Kastor Matis, the only son of the owners and her new boss. An enigmatic, handsome Greek god of a man, Kas is closed off, cold, and…well, kind of a bastard.
The more time Daisy spends around Kas, she starts to see there might be more to him than just his cold, bastard ways. He may actually have a heart beating in that frozen chest of his.
But Kas has secrets, too. Secrets that he’s determined to keep.
Secrets make Daisy curious.
And you know what curiosity can do…
Review by Lisa Kane
Daisy Smith has had a tough road. Her father overdosed, her mother abandoned her and her brother Jesse when he was six and she was just 16. She quit school and took menial jobs to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. But lots of times she went without so Jesse could eat. Finally she got a break when she went to work for a high end jewelry store. She thought things were going well for her-Jesse was cared for, they had money for bills and she was dating a good guy-Jason Doyle. Only that was all an illusion. She was arrested for stealing from her employer and her alibi-being with Jason that night. He denied having seen her at all. She was sent to prison for eighteen months. She lost her job, her place to live and most importantly-Jesse was sent into the foster care system and went to live in a group home.
He thinks I did it. He thinks I stole jewelry from the store. My place of work. The job I love.
Through all of this Daisy's best friend Cece has been her rock. When she's released from jail it's Cece who is there for her. Giving her a place to live and hope for her future. Her probation officer lines up a job for her as a maid. She expects she will have to get used to jobs that will pay little, just look at her history. She will forever been known as a thief.
I can't explain how hard it is to know that you didn't do what everyone believes you did and watch them judge your character based on that. Watch them control your life, take away your family.
She's working for the Matis Estate, Kastor Matis will be her boss.
He's staring at me blankly. No smile or friendly look. His brows are drawn together, and that's when I finally notice his eyes.
They're black. Hard and cold.
"I'm Kastor Matis. Kastor. Unusual name. Suits him.
"My friends call me Kas. My employees call me Mr. Matis."
Guess I know which category I fall into.
There is something between them, but Daisy reminds herself over and over that it's because she trusted a man that her life has gone to hell. She is no where in the same social status as her boss.
They get on like chalk and cheese but there are times we get a glimpse into Kas. Because the story is told solely from Daisy's POV, there is no insight into his thoughts. He is complicated and secretive and arrogant and possessive. But as the story goes on, we find out why he is that way.
"And I know the temptation might be great, but I have to ask you to try not to steal anything. I'd hate to have to send you back to prison."
Heartbreaking. This story would crack even the most hard hearted of readers. Shocking. This story has details that are not pretty or romantic and are so harsh they will almost have you turn away from the page in revulsion. This is unlike any of Ms. Towle's previous works. She is bravely tackling a different kind of story line. One that will push your comfort level.
"If I could love someone, then it would be you, Daisy. A million times over, it would be you."
Samantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.
She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series and The Revved Series, and stand-alones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, and Sacking the Quarterback, which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. All of her books are penned to the tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians.
A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.
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