Tease Me Once (Shame On You #1) by Willow Winters
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From USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling romance author, W Winters, comes a provocative tale of a club designed for wealthy sinners. It’s a story crafted for those of us who crave the villain.
Not everyone knows about The Club, which is by design. The main floor entertains the elite. There are dim lights, stolen touches and the liquor flows to ensure the guests get exactly what they want. There are high profile clients, masks and collars, contracts and secrets in every corner. But it’s what lies beneath these floors, down the spiral staircase, that intrigues me the most.
There’s a man who stays in the corner of the darkest rooms. In this world of sinful tastes, he doesn’t hide his face like the rest of them; he’s not concerned with anonymity in the least.
Declan Cross is powerful, brooding and his dark eyes speak of damage that my soul begs to unravel. I’ve always been drawn to men who are rough around the edges, the bad guys so to speak… but he’s a kind of brutal that scares me. So I promised myself I’d stay away. I swore up and down, I would never give in to the fantasies that haunt me at night.
One night changed everything. He knows I witnessed everything that happened. There are no deals or negotiations with men like him. He made it known in no uncertain terms what he desired most… I saw something I shouldn’t have. And now I’m his.
Tease Me Once is the beginning of a series. Prepare for everything seductive and beautifully dark.
I can always guarantee a Willow Winters novel will set me on fire and Tease Me Once is no exception. In book one of the Shame On You series, we meet Declan, the youngest of the alpha Cross brothers, who runs into someone in another life who showed him compassion when others avoided him. Will he return the favor when she needs him to trust her?
Braelynn is ready for a change. She’ll “fake it until there’s more happiness than pain in her life.” No more loneliness, no more abusive ex-husband, and no more living with others. Her job waitressing at The Club will hopefully set her in a new direction, but her boss is Declan Cross. A vulnerable young boy she met as a child who now radiates power and danger. She had always felt a pull toward him and now it’s a new and frightening dynamic. She knows better than to trust a man like him.
Declan is obsessed with Braelynn, but he can’t afford to lose himself in her. Someone is leaking information to the Feds and everyone is suspect, even her. What he is about to do could not only destroy him but also his brothers. Blood is thicker than water. When it comes down to it, who will he choose?
The heat between Braelynn and Declan is so carnal, yet there is an underlying need that is so moving. They belong together, but their tragic pasts have turned into a future that could destroy them both. Braelynn is made stronger from her past and with Declan’s BDSM tendencies and his insistence on her communicating her triggers to him, she starts to feel safe with him. But something bad is about to happen.
I couldn’t put this hot, steamy book down and the cliffhanger ending is such a tease. I can’t wait to pick up book 2 of the series because I want these two to have a happy ever after.
Thank you to Ms. Winters for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I started writing after having my little girl, Evie, December of 2015. All during my pregnancy with her I read. I only wanted to read romance novels and I read everything I could get my hands on. I would read a book a day — sometimes two. In January I was staying up late with her and just thinking of all these stories. They came to me constantly. I finally sat down and just started writing. I always wanted to do it so I figured, why not?
I never thought I would reach this point of success to be honest. It’s insane to me that I have connected with so many readers.
And I love each and every one of them for all of their support. I’ll be honest, some days are HARD. I have my littles during the day and I write at night. Some days are just simply exhausting and then I hear from a reader and it motivates me to push through and keep writing. I couldn’t be more grateful for this wonderful career.