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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Samantha Towle comes a new sexy, romantic suspense standalone novel....

Daisy Smith has spent 18 months of her life paying for a crime she didn't commit. Now out of prison, she has only one focus - to get back custody of her younger brother, Jesse, who is deep in the foster care system. Desperate to rebuild her life and show the system that she is responsible enough to care for Jesse, she takes on the only job available to her - working as a maid at the Matis Estate.

On day one of her new job, Daisy meets Kastor Matis, the only son of the owners and her new boss. An enigmatic, handsome Greek god of a man, Kas is closed off, cold, and...well, kind of a bastard.

The more time Daisy spends around Kas, she starts to see there might be more to him than just his cold, bastard ways. He may actually have a heart beating in that frozen chest of his.

But Kas has secrets, too. Secrets that he's determined to keep.

Secrets make Daisy curious.

And you know what curiosity can do....

Cover design by: Qamber Designs & Media

©2016 Samantha Towle (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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WOW.. IT WAS UNEXPECTED, SEDUCTIVE & SUSPENSEFUL

Samantha Towle has exceeded all my expectations with this very addictive and very powerful story about Daisy - a framed heroine wrongly found guilty of a crime she didn't commit and lost just about everything because of it. But the one thing she didn't lose was her supportive bff and, with her help, Daisy started to rejoin the world and pick up the pieces of her shattered world after spending eighteen months of her sentence in prison. Her Parole Officer has found her a job as a maid at a wealthy Estate and, for Daisy, this is the first step to getting her younger brother out of care.

However, it would also be the start of a frustrating, confusing, annoying and dysfunctional relationship with her new employer.. the very handsome, very hot and very moody Kastor Matis (aka Kas). Because right from the start Kas has been verbally biting Daisy's head off and acting like he doesn't want her there.. and yet there are times when Daisy's sure she sees more in his eyes than dislike. And she is anything but immune to this Greek God of a man who gets her pulse racing every time they meet, makes her go weak in the knees with his sexy voice and challenges her patience every time he opens his mouth.. because every now and again Daisy gets a glimpse of the man behind the arrogant frowning facade. The more time they spend together the more Kas warms.. but even then there's conflict and rejection until sizzling chemistry makes the passion ignite. And just when everything starts to go right - it goes horribly wrong because Kas has been holding back some devastating secrets, heartbreaking truths and much more which led to Daisy having to reveal jaw-dropping shocking discoveries that would change everything.

This story, which was set in Britain, was a slow build.. but then their undeniable chemistry picked up pace until things got real and it was hitting me with revelations, intrigue, angst and drama - gut wrenching, stomach churning, chilling, suspenseful, dangerous and heartbreaking.. they were all there. Daisy was a strong and interesting heroine and Kas was a multi-layered bossy badass anti-hero who had a lot going on underneath his moody alpha surface and, despite being a bastard to Daisy, you could feel he was a damaged soul in pain.. I just didn't realize how much and how bad that pain was until ALL the truths came out. A very well written touching and emotional story that was only one part sex to ten part storyline.. a storyline that grew and grew and picked up pace until it became a gripping unstoppable listen. There was romance and some very tender sentiments too that melted my heart. Told entirely from Daisy's POV and the English narrator did a good job.

Worth a credit? This listen gave me all the right feels, ticked some boxes I wasn't even expecting to be ticked, is anything BUT unsuitable.. and yes, IMO, very creditworthy. (And thank you Ms Towle there were times when this could've been stopped on cliffhangers and chopped into a duet or trilogy - but you resisted the temptation that so many Authors are succumbing to these days.. and for that I am exceedingly grateful. This book took you two years to write and I loved every delicious hour, every intoxicating minute and every awesome second that I was lost in it.)

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  • Em
  • 04-10-18

Strong start, but fizzles

It started out strong , which is the reason for 3 instead of 2 stars, but lost me about halfway. I just wasn't interested anymore. I just wanted to finish the book. There were some interesting parts, but there wasn't enough connection to keep me engaged. Once I hit 6 eyerolls, I lost interest.


Narrator:

VIctoria Aston: 3 stars-Her male voices need lots of work.


Spoilery Stuff:

At one point heroine says she's "made her peace", but clearly she's still struggling with what's happened. She barely knows the hero, but she loves him already? I never really believed the connection. She loves him, but one line in the book goes something like "we're over before we even had a chance to begin". I give a lot of leeway, and I'm easily manipulate to believe what the author tells me, but this book was difficult.

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Potential good story that got in its own way.

This review is hard for me because the storyline had the potential to be really good and interesting. However the main character had too many internal conflicts that were voiced and muddled the action playing outside her head. Less ruminating more storytelling would have made it a better and more compelling story. Sad, really because I could not envision myself revisiting the book for a second or third read.

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  • Michelle
  • Frederick, CO, United States
  • 07-26-18

Disappointed for a Samantha Towle book

having read previous Samantha towel books this one was a disappointment. it seem like the writing was rushed and not as detailed as her previous books and the narrator was just not good at all

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Slow beginning

Truth be told, this story was sluggish to start for me. I kept reading, but found myself zoning out during the first quarter of the book. It just didn't hook me. But as the story went on, I started to become invested in the characters, and I had to find out if there was an HEA. I can say that I'm glad I finished the book.

The narrator did a great job bringing all of the characters to life.

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HOT, STEAMY, AND GREAT STORY

Listened on audible. Great story, hard to put down. VERY steamy, but a lovely story.

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Struggled slightly with the narration

Romantic suspense is my favorite genre to read, so I was really looking forward to this book. I did make the mistake of remembering that this author’s books take place in England so it took a bit to get into the story with the voice of the narrator. I will say the I enjoyed the storyline more than the narration. I didn’t find the story to be as suspenseful as I would have thought, but that could be because there were times I was losing focus with the narrator and missed some points. I had to stop and replay things. The story is intriguing. The things that Daisy went through all because of knowing the wrong person and her trying to protect her baby brother, as well as Kastor who was a mystery who didn’t want to let you in, but once you knew his story you fully understood why. So I guess you could say that was where the suspense came into play as to what was his story and why he did the things he did. I want to go back and actually read this book because overall it was a good story.

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OMG<br />

The twists, turns, and heartbreak of this book makes it one of the best stories I've listened to in a long time. Thank you!

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YA Romance

This story didn't work for me. I couldn't connect with the characters or plot, but I can sea it working for a YA audience.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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New genre for me

I've never bought a romantic audible book before because I don't usually get into the sappy stuff. I will admit I bought it for the cover, but I was very surprised to find that I couldn't quit listening. The storyline was actually riveting, the performance was great and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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  • BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends
  • 04-05-18

UNEXPECTED PLOT. I LOVED THE BRITISH DIALOGUE TOO

Not what I expected at all, which was a kind of office romance, I was so wrong and was hooked from start to finish.

Daisy May Smith also know as Mayday by her friend.
A fellon, a victim of a wrongful arrest for a Robbery she didn't commit, set up by her boyfriend and her only crime loving the wrong guy.



Kaster Matis, also known as Kas..
A mystery, the owner of an estate, a broody guy who comes across as Lord of the manor and is rightly nicknamed by Daisy as Kashole.

When Daisy first gets out if prison her sole purpose is to get her brother back who was put into care when she was sent to prison.

Following her release Daisy is offered a job from the probation service as a maid on a private estate which is when she is introduced to Kaster Matis.

Daisy is no pushover and despite her position refuses to let Kashole's Moody ways and icy stares drag her down.

Kas and Daisys relationship is a gradual build with neither if them letting people in easily.

The chemistry is hot and the suspense, mystery, twists, and turns surrounding Kas, his past, his present, his secrets, keep you eagerly anticipating the truth to unfold and you are kept guessing while at the same time rooting for Daisy to finally have things go her way.

A plot with mystery, suspense, danger and revenge.

I loved the British dialogue, the characters and the plot was brilliant.



I listened on audio with brilliant narration that brought the characters to life.

Told in first person dual pov, leads to hea.