Veritas by A.L. Woods
ABOUT THE BOOK
It was supposed to be a fling.
A one-night stand.
Then Jordan Kovacs asked for more.
A date. I don’t date—I f*ck.
While he showered, I left.
Or so I thought. I have a problem.
My ex-f*ck buddy is getting married.
And I can’t get out of going—long story.
I need an arrangement I can understand from a man who only had me for a night.
But Jordan has other plans for me.
Things that will tip the scales in his favor.
A tryst was what she was looking for.
A date was what I wanted.
I understand Maria Tavares.
She’s a beautiful lie.
Now she needs something from me: a favor.
So I’ll function in a way she can understand: an arrangement.
All in. Strings attached. No interferences. Titles exchanged.
The plan is simple, with only one rule—veritas.
Let’s see if Maria’s ex-f*ck buddy understands that, too.
Yes! Yes! Yes! This book is amazing! Ms. Woods is an incredible wordsmith with her tragically damaged and extremely real characters. Their intoxicating and passionate pursuit of each other is a stunning experience as they fight tooth and nail for control while slowly falling in love.
Maria Tavares is a woman you love to hate. Wicked smart, beautiful, and entitled. As the only woman in a corporate law firm, she has had to fight her way to the top and now she has been turned down for partner for the second time. They say it’s because she is unapproachable. In other words, they see her as a bitch. Even her therapist dumped her. She believes in hitting it and quitting it and thinks love is stupid. She doesn’t believe in luck or karma. She’s misunderstood. Until she meets the formidable and arrogant Jordan Kovacs. An attorney for another firm in her building. The man she had a one-night stand with months ago. A man on a mission to make this extraordinary woman fall in love with him.
Jordan is a ruthless attorney, a single father, and a man obsessed. After the night they shared, he couldn’t get Maria out of his mind. He is a patient man with a single-minded determination to make Maria his. He understands her better than herself and he wants to shoulder her burdens so she can relax and feel normal. However, as Jordan slowly progresses with Mission Maria, she discovers his secret which sets everything back. Can he get her to trust him again?
The chemistry between Maria and Jordan is intense and oh, so gratifying. Jordan goes on my list of spectacular book boyfriends. His need to take care of Maria in all her anger and rebellion is nothing short of fabulous and extremely brave. This man knows how to treat a lady both in and out of the bedroom. And let’s not forget, a wonderful dad to his six-year-old daughter, Lana. He’s also not perfect. He’s dealing with trust issues himself after his ex-wife cheated on him with his best friend. And yes, he’s not as controlled as he lets on. Especially, when it comes to Maria’s ex, Dougie. Maria is not lovable, but one feels sympathy for the armor she wears due to her father’s betrayal and her mother’s awful judgment. What I truly love is how she changes for the better under Jordan’s love and encouragement. These two go through a lot as they work toward their happily ever after.
Apparently, this book is a spinoff of the Reflections Trilogy introducing Maria’s brother Sean and Raquel. I’m so picking up this series because I adore these two. Raquel is sassy and very pregnant and Sean is an overzealous and overprotective new father to Raquel’s dismay and irritation.
I wholeheartedly recommend this emotional and engaging story about being yourself and being worthy of love. The sex is searing, the love is beautiful, and the characters are insanely captivating. I guarantee you will not be able to put this book down.
Thank you to Ms. Woods for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A.L. Woods is an author of rollercoaster romances, caffeine aficionado, and collector of Sailor Moon paraphernalia.
She lives 40 minutes west of Toronto, Ontario with her partner, Michael, and their 8lb larger-than-life miniature dachshund, Maia-whom they lovingly refer to as their ‘doghter.’
Woods can be found holed away in her office writing her next novel with a bowl of Nibs within arm’s reach. When she’s not writing, she’s likely belting out an ad-libbed song, emotionally investing in a fictional bad boy with a strong jawline and fluency in sarcasm or inventing fresh ways to procrastinate.
She believes that burritos should be in their own food group, loves the fall, winged liner, and listening to metalcore at an offensive level.