Toni's been running from her past for years. She lives day to day, practicing her craft as a motorcycle performance artist (think Evel Knievel) in season and doing odd jobs when she's not. It's off-season and she's worse off than usual. She got her bike impounded for not having insurance and performing without a permit, so she needs a job quick. When she spots Zach outside his garage, she wants more than a job. But is she worthy?
Zach has been living in an emotional vacuum for two years since his wife died. The accident that took her life left him with a limp and an unwillingness to risk his heart again. When Toni boldly approaches him for a job he says no, but his conscience forces him to make sure she's eaten and has some money. That gives her enough time to work her wiles and wear him down. When they leave the diner she has a job for one month. Surely Zach won't fall further under her spell during that short a time.
Guilty Pleasure Alert! The wounded falling in love with the damaged made this an awesome read. While they didn't fall immediately into bed, the foreplay was outstanding as they danced around the chemistry they created together. Little slips resulted in heated clenches that about set me on fire and eagerly reading more. It was halfway through the book before they ended up getting biblical but it was so worth the wait. This is one of the most emotional and erotic books I've read in a long time. Do yourself a favor and read it.
Into his life she came—wanting…willing…wanton.
It’s no ordinary morning when Toni arrives at Zach’s garage. Flat broke, with a past she won’t share, Toni is instantly taken by such a potently virile man. Direct and unashamed, she tells him she’s a motorcycle performance artist who needs work and knows motors.
Zach knows women, and Toni is unlike any he’s met. Lushly sensuous, exceedingly assured, she’d easily be his match in business and bed. A provocative challenge that stirs him as nothing has since losing his wife. A chance he’s reluctant to take. He offers no more than a month’s employment then she’ll have to be on her way.
The hours tick by. Each word and glance intensifies their escalating desire, forcing them to surrender to passion and Toni’s need for Zach’s dominance. Driven by carnal hunger, conquered by yearning, they face the unforeseen truth of Toni’s past and a future neither of them expected.