SynopsisHer story began long before she started working at The Sky Launch...Screw fairytales. The only reward Gwen Anders got from her rough childhood was a thick skin and hard heart. She’s content with her daily grind managing a top NYC nightclub—Eighty-Eighth Floor. So hers isn’t a happily ever after. She doesn’t believe in those anyway.
Then she meets J.C.
The rich, smooth talking playboy is the sexiest thing that Gwen has ever encountered, but she’s not interested in a night-in-shining latex. But when a family tragedy pushes her to the brink, it’s J.C. who’s there to teach her a new method of survival, one based on following primal urges and desires. His no-strings-attached lessons require her to abandon her constant need for control. Her carefully built walls are obliterated.
Gwen discovers there’s a beautiful world outside her prison. Freedom is exhilarating—and terrifying. When she starts to feel something for J.C., she fears for her heart. Especially as she realizes that he has secrets of his own. Secrets that don't want to set him free.
BOOK ONE OF TWO. This series can be read alone or with the Fixed Trilogy.
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I’ve been a huge fan of Lauralin’s writing since she gave us Hudson. Since then I have read every book she’s published. When I got this one I was so anxious to dig in and get started I just couldn’t wait! In the end I was left satisfied and wanting more… JC is just SWOON CITY! But there are so many hidden secrets and so much we still don’t even know about this mysterious man that my head is still spinning!
We first met Gwen very briefly during the Fixed Trilogy. We didn’t know much about her other then she was the sister of one of Hudson’s most respected employees and she needed a new job. But that’s not where this starts out. We start with Gwen picking up a shift at work that she shouldn’t have been working, but being the sweet girl she was she did a favor for a friend. What she didn’t need on this night was rule breakers, and JC was the KING of rule breaking. He broke every single one of Gwen’s rules in and out of the bedroom and in and out of her life. The relationship was predictable a bit in the sense that boy meets girl, doesn’t want a commitment and even though the girl agrees she falls for the boy. But what you don’t know is what JC is hiding and what is running from and this my friends will keep you feverishly turning every single page hoping for a clue as to what is going on… You won’t figure this one out, nor will you see coming what happens at the end of this book!
The passion in this one will bowl you over. Gwen and JC have chemistry in and out of the bedroom which makes things super interesting since they are trying to stay unattached. Lauralin sure knows how to heat up the scenes and make you squirm! I was seriously entralled by this story from beginning to end and I can’t wait for Book #2! I give this one my 5 star seal of approval and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great story, loveable and believable characters and a true mysterious plot twist…