a debut novel by Tracey Jukes
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Fourteen months ago, she should have died.
She was told it was a robbery gone wrong.
They were the victims of a violent tragedy.
Esme Lewis always tried to be the model daughter. She followed the rules set by her parents until the day her world crashed around her, and the rules disappeared.
The life she had no longer exists. All she faces now is fear… until a chance encounter changes what’s left of her life in ways she can’t comprehend.
The last thing she expects to find when moving apartments is Reid Taylor, the kind of man her parents warned her about. He’s tattooed, muscular, and used to getting his own way whatever the situation.
With the attraction towards Reid undeniable, Esme decides it’s time to take some risks and have a little fun. But when a horrifying truth rears its head, she quickly realizes some rules were not made to be broken.
In the blink of an eye, Esme’s life is in danger, and both she and Reid hold vital pieces of the puzzle that will keep her safe. But can she trust him enough to give her what she needs, or will those who took so much from her finally take her life too?
Review by Julie
This debut novel from Tracey Jukes really is a great read.
The story follows Esme, the model daughter who always did what her parents wanted even as an adult, and how she comes to terms with such heartbreaking tragedy and tries to move on from it and find herself as a person.
Reid is the overbearing, arrogant, passionate protective ladies man who lives a life of control, but a heated kiss and he is done for. The kiss that ruined him for all other women and has Esme drawn to him making her do the opposite of what her head is telling her to do.
““Esme, that kiss may have been in the heat of the moment , but now I’ve had it, there’s no going back. You’re mine.”
“You’re delusional. One kiss does not mean I’m yours”
“You’re mine , Esme,” “
Their relationship grows, and as Esme battles her feelings at first, she eventually crumbles to his caveman ways. She feels protected and happy. Everything seems like it is working out, but she realises that the situation has become more complicated. Esme is in real danger.
Can Reid save her from the people hunting her?
“I’m not perfect. I have my faults, but don’t we all? But what I can promise and will always promise is that I will be here should you need me. I will care for you always, and I’ll protect you with everything I have, if you let me. You’ve awakened something in me, Esme Lewis, and I’m not willing to let you go without a fight.””
Will this be a fight that he can win and save his woman?
This is a great roller coaster of a story that is full of surprises, pain, love and an unrealised passion for someone who led a pretty sheltered life.
You don’t always need to be blood related to be family, and this story is a testament to that.
I am already looking forward to book 2 as there is more to tell about the characters in this book.
Meet the Author
Tracey Jukes is from Wolverhampton in the UK. She’s a wife, Mum of two and Nanna to Tiggy (4) and Tilly (nearly 2). Her much loved family is a little crazy, but then she would argue that she is also. She loves to blast out loud music in the car and has a fetish for designer handbags. She loves to read—especially books that involve a hot, protective alpha, and believes she will always be a reader foremost, however her dream of writing a book is now becoming a reality. She primarily writes romance with a twist and her debut adult novel, Twisted Fate, starts the beginning of her writing journey.