Aidan Hunter lost the only girl he ever loved to his older brother. To numb his pain, he drinks in excess, parties too hard, and sleeps with countless women. When his family expresses concern, he does what he's been taught to do—fake it and pretend his life is perfect. Pretend he loves his new girl and pretend his heart isn’t broken.
Maria Santiago is simply trying to survive each day until she finishes college. As a single mother, life is a constant struggle. Add running from a dangerous past and working in the oldest profession, and all she has is hope for a better life. Hope one day she will no longer feel shame and hope her past never catches up with her.
After Aidan pays to spend one wild night with Maria, pretending to be unaffected by her is impossible. Their night comes to an explosive end and Maria hopes she never sees him again, but Aidan refuses to give up. As Maria begins to accept that Aidan’s feelings for her are genuine, someone from her past threatens her life. Aidan’s not intimidated and takes a huge risk to protect her.
Will the risk pay off and allow Aidan the opportunity to provide Maria with the better life she’s been hoping for?
My Review: *5 Tuggy Stars*
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Young Adult
ARC Read in July for Honest Review:
This was my first read from K.J. Bell and it will not be my last! I was addicted to this book just by the cover! When a cover has you breathing into a brown paper bag you hope it's not just for show. Let me tell you the author did not disappoint!
Meeting Tug (Aidan Hunter) in the cigar shop I was in Awe of this fine specimen. Yes he came out cocky and arrogant but that just meant there was more of him to find out about and that's just what we did.
Falling for a hooker named Maria or Monica (pending what night it was) she would change his ways in more ways than one. While Aidan is still trying to get over and find closure on his first love, Maria is not looking for love. But they happen to become non-friends in so many ways. Maria has him thinking of his life and future in a different way. Tug's life has been such a secret and Maria has so much more to hide . He will do anything to protect her and her son Javier but will it be enough to with stand their relationship or will it push them over the edge.
As they try to blossom into a family so many skeletons emerge to the surface and secrets turn into lies.
I was pulling for Maria but it looks like she was just in it for the "Hustle".
And I can not believe the "Cliffhanger" that we are left with. I just hope we don't have to wait forever for Tug book #2! I will wait on pins and needles to find out what happens next!
My dear poor Tuggy you are such a good loving kind sexy man and you have such a big heart I hope you will find what you are looking for!
You will want to 1-Click this Bad Boy quick so he can win over your heart and thoughts like he did mine!
I <3 Tug xoxo
About the Author:
K J Bell currently lives in California with her husband and three children. As a mother of three, when she’s not writing, she’s usually carting one of her children to their various activities.
She enjoys reading, and music, and is equally addicted to both.
Writing is a passion she simply can’t live without.
She loves hearing from her readers and can be found on various social media sites.