Series: Manwhore Series
Titles: Touch Me Not and The Sinners Touch
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: NA Romance
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Rating: 4 Stars
Rating: 4 Stars
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from Enticing Journey Book Promotions, the publisher, and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".
Since the death of her twin sister, Lily can’t bear to be touched. Not accidentally, not casually…and certainly not intimately. This makes it impossible for her to confess to her best friend Adam Roberts that she’s in love with him. She can’t give him the sort of relationship he needs, so she watches in silence while he plans his wedding with someone else.
Enter Nikoli Kinkaid, the campus manwhore…
Nikoli is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of women, and he wants to add Lily to his list of conquests, but she wants nothing to do with him—until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. He’ll teach her to enjoy human contact again, giving her a chance to win over Adam, while Nikoli uses all his considerable charm to seduce her.
But Lily raises the stakes…
Lily loves cars. Her late father was a racer, and she grew up under the hood of a car and on the racetrack. Nikoli has a limited edition 1970 Plymouth Barracuda she covets, so she informs him the terms of their deal also require he not sleep with anyone for six months. If he does, she’ll win the car. If she surrenders and ends up in his bed, his beloved ’Cuda is his to keep.
In an intricate dance of control and surrender, a reluctant friendship becomes something more. Lily begins to crave things she never believed she could, and Nikoli realizes there is more at stake than his reputation.
If Lily overcomes her phobia, will she crave Adam’s touch as she’s starting to crave Nikoli’s? Or will she only find pleasure from the touch of a semi-reformed manwhore?
I fucked up.
She was the best and worst mistake I ever made.
I took the coward’s way out and ran.
Now I have a chance to make it right, but she's being stubborn. It used to be cute, but this time it can get her killed.
Boston's latest serial killer has his sights set on the only woman I have ever truly loved, and I will keep her safe even if it pisses her off, even if she hates me for it.
All bets are off this time. I want her. He wants her. Only one of us will win.
And I never fucking lose.
He left me broken, shattered. Pain unlike any I’ve ever felt filled me in the wake of his absence.
Six years later, I thought I’d finally gotten over him and moved on.
But Fate is a tricky bitch. She likes to torture us.
She brought Kade back to me, but I won’t ever hurt like that again.
I just have to stay out of his bed until this is over.
Fate is a cruel, cruel bitch.
Angelique “Angel” Lemoraux works the late shift. And that’s just her day job. Kade Kincaid has a witness that has quite the temper. The author sure knows what will grab her reader’s attention. She also knows what to create in order to get her readers to laugh. And she has a very devious mind because she’s very good at writing “sick’ – you’ll understand when you read. But just a warning that if you have a sensitive stomach you may not want to read while eating. It did make me cringe a little.
Love how the author has this story set in my neck of the woods. And Angel mentions one of my favorite shows – as if this was meant to be. The only thing I don’t understand is the series. I haven’t read the first one so that could be why. I have the audiobook for Touch Me Not in the wings so as I listen and read this book again maybe I will figure it out.
You do not have to have read the first book in order to enjoy this one. I did however look forward to the mystery man of the piece. I wanted to see what he was going to do next. He was that one character that you didn’t want to look but you just couldn’t help yourself. So this book was more about the mystery, suspense and the twists and turns than any romance. But I did like the fact that there was romance at the end – that’s what I’m all about after all. I’ll be interested to see what comes next because our author does give a hint that there’s more to come.
So who am I? Well, I'm the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tells me to stop watching them, but who doesn't love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.
Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values , I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there's always someone to tell your mama you were seen kissing a particular boy on a particular day just a little too long. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was titled Lord Margrave's Deception. I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.
Now, I live in a small town in WV where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach.
I love books, I love writing , and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.