A STEAMY DARK ROMANCE NOVEL
I stopped walking and took Penelope’s hand. Public display of anything, let alone affection, fitted me as awkwardly as a pair of high heels. I surprised myself as I took her into my arms and held her. Our relationship, despite my greedy addiction for her body, had become much more than just sexual. I loved having her around reading a book, doodling, or watching a movie. Her poise brought me indescribable pleasure. Having her close comforted and calmed my spirit. I’d been living in a cage before. Strange, I’d always thought that a relationship would imprison me, when in fact it had freed me.
Handsome billionaire Blake Sinclair is a confirmed bachelor who doesn’t believe in relationships. He’s never witnessed love in its finer form, for his youth was crippled by a dramatic upbringing. His past, and how he procured his considerable wealth are secrets he guards very carefully.
When he encounters Penelope Green at an art exhibition selling her work, he’s not only spellbound by her beauty, but by her art which speaks to his soul.
After Sinclair seduces her, he introduces her into a world of opulence. Her entry into his bedroom, other than evoking steamy passion, opens up a part of him that was hidden even from himself. She soon not only becomes his object of obsession but manages to go somewhere no one else has gone: to the heart and soul of this damaged man.
He finds himself swimming in unchartered waters. Although he’s not new to addiction, this time it’s not just sex that’s got Sinclair in its tantalizing grip, but something deeper and more powerful. Penelope’s not only a hot temptress, but a kindred spirit, and even more profoundly, she knows what “dark” feels like.
When he learns that she too has secrets, Penelope becomes his obsession. Even if his need for control is constantly challenged by her feisty independence: a quality that feeds his sudden unhealthy need to possess her.
Dylan Fox is a nefarious character that shadows this story. As the son of Sir William Fox, Blake’s late mother’s employer, Fox grew up terrorizing the young Blake. Believing that he stole from him, Dylan Fox, who runs a criminal empire, drags Blake into the centre of a scandal involving the rich and powerful, a private island, and teenage girls.
Blake Sinclair has one powerful weapon: a clear conscience. But he has to convince Penelope and the world around him first. Faced with criminal gangs, while working behind the scenes on a dangerous exposé involving big names, Blake flexes his considerable muscles to protect Penelope first, followed by his reputation.