Even after years of trauma therapy, Peyton still believes she’s broken. She has little desire to date or show off her natural beauty, content simply to hang out with her best friends and run her pie shop in New Orleans. But her world turns upside-down when a handsome architect and self-confessed player shows up in her shop and thinks she’s perfect, much more than the usual hook-up. While Peyton does her best to resist his charms, believing she could never be enough for him, she can’t deny the obvious heat between them.
With Reed determined to have her, Peyton must decide whether to continue to hide behind her apron and baggy clothes or take a chance and share her scars with Reed, a man with a playboy reputation and scars of his own — a dark past he can’t possibly share with Peyton, not after learning the horrors she’s endured. But if they can find a way to trust each other, and themselves, they just might be able to heal, to save each other, to live perfectly broken together.
Author: Prescott Lane
Where did I get the book: From the author and Xpresso Book Tours
My Rating: 4 Book worms
First off – I want to apologize for being so CRAZY late in posting this review.
Peyton has some DARK demons. She is a stunningly beautiful woman with a thirst for life that she has too long been denying. Reed is a dark man that does not hide his demons. And for the first time he is willing to give them up for Peyton, if only she will give him a chance. But can their chemistry survive his own secret?
I loved this. It was interesting, new, and full of all that sexual tension that keeps a girl reading into all hours of the night. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Peyton shun all her baggy clothes and make up free days and embrace the girl she once was. And I will forever be thankful to Reed for helping her do so. He is the cliched, tall, dark and handsome – and one of those handsome men that know EXACTLY how handsome they are and make use of it. He is charming, witty, cheeky and oh so sexy. Can I have one please?
A great read. Deep enough at times to not just be a fluffy read. Not so deep that you feel run over afterwards.
Prescott Lane is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College in 1997 with a degree in sociology. She went on to Tulane University to receive her MSW in 1998, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She currently resides in New Orleans with her husband and two children.