Meet Trick Roth in this roller coaster ride
of angst, suspense, & scorching hot HEAT?!
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“Don’t Look Back in Anger”
In one night, I lost five years of my life. Here’s what I know …
I was homeless.
I’m a recovering drug addict.
My inked skin crawls from lustful eyes.
I have a serious aversion to women.
My gay partner is a home wrecker.
I own a gun and I’m a damn good shot.
I’m a makeup artist, but it’s an insult to my talent.
I’ve never wanted to possess anything except my Ducati … until I met Darby.
Now here’s what I know since that day in the ER when she pieced me back together … nothing—but a few random thoughts.
My new “friend” is distracting, clingy, and obsessed with acronyms, emojis, and phrases like “breakfast soul mates.”
I didn’t want to like her, but she crawled under my skin and swallowed me whole. Now we’re best friends and she’s my new addiction. I’d drink her from a shot glass, snort her up my nose, or inject her into my veins if I could. What I won’t do … is ever tell her that.
She doesn’t know me … I don’t know me. When those missing years come back, I think she will hate me … I think I will hate me.
My parents named me Patrick Roth, and this is my story.
“He’s a makeup artist Gemmie recommended. But he has not, nor ever will be ‘throwing his hat into the ring.’”
“Married?” She grins as if the thought of me being someone’s mistress pleases her. It’s possible all my living relatives are a bit twisted.
I shake my head and smirk. “No, Nana, he’s not married. He’s … gay.”
She throws her head back and slaps her hand against her chest in a fit of laughter. “Oh my goodness!”
“Why is his sexual preference so hysterical?”
“Oh dear…” she wipes the corners of her eyes “…it’s just you have the worst luck in love. When did you find out?”
I reach over and grab a tissue from the sofa table and hand it to her, rolling my eyes. Then I proceed to tell her everything, not leaving out one single detail—including my magnetic attraction to him that shouldn’t be sexual but is.
“Well, dear, you’ve hit the jackpot.”
“What? How have you come to that conclusion from everything I’ve told you?”
“A guy friend who’s gay? I hear they’re every girl’s dream. Except, from the sounds of things, Trick needs to gay up a little more and stop confusing unsuspecting women.”
“Gay up? Who are you?”
She snaps her wrist at me. “I read the tabloids you know.”
“Yeah? Well then you should know that gay doesn’t have a look.”
“That’s the problem. You used to be able to tell by the ear piercing—right for gay left for straight. Or is it the other way around? Anyway, these days everything gets pierced and so it becomes terribly confusing.”
Nana provides nonstop entertainment, and every time I come by to see her I chastise myself for not doing it more often.
“We’re friends, period. And maybe you’re right. If he would ‘gay up’ a little more I might feel the jackpot effect.”
“Yes, shopping, hair, makeup, and chick flicks without competing hormones or competing for the same men.”
“Or wishing he weren’t gay,” I whisper to myself.
She tilts her head to the side, giving me a soft, sympathetic smile. “Or that too, dear.”
Jewel E Ann
Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.
With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.
After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.
When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.
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Only Trick was just a hell of roller coaster story!
With a blurb like this you couldn’t be indifferent to Darby and Trick’s story. This book took my breath away and I was captivated. My feeling? being totally overwhelmed from the beginning to the end, with the sensation that this book was gonna be something to be remembered. And it was!!
A homeless guy turned makeup artist and gay met a woman who didn’t trust men at all.
Darby worked in the ER. She’s passionate about her work, good person, not very good at socializing, hilarious and so endearing. She loved the thrill of working there, saving people.
She met there Patrick « Trick » , who was injured. All dark, handsome, tattooed and definitely dangerous!! When the two of them met, they clicked; with Darby being totally drawn for a man she’s just met. She was scared. Literally.
Trick was a bad boy in all his glory, and he was rude sometimes, totally captivated by his work. But DArby was all he could think about, and it was a long time since he felt something, so deep inside his soul.
Since their fist encounter, they continued to meet each other, with the inability to stay away from each other. They became friends, to something more, but could they be together knowing that he was gay?
Lines was of blurred and Darby was confused by her feelings for him as well as his behavior!
He is one of a kind, very complex man : he despises woman in general, hot alpha attitude, but he could be sweet and caring!!But he seemed to have a troubled past, with his last five years unremembered.
What was definitely melt my heart was their relationship and their banter. It was so unique, profound, and straight to the heart. I really loved how they became friends, « BFF », always being there, support each other, then to soulmates, with a powerful and undeniable love, like they were each other’s breath, lost soul when they were apart.
All in their relationship was intense, passionate,and you were surrounded by all the feels. Very madly.
Each moment was so well written, entharilling and I couldn’t put it down. Really.
I wanted to experience their journey and I wasn’t disappointed. The author made me laugh, smile, swoon and ripped my heart a lot but it was so worthy!
And the sex, damn smoking hot and off the charts. Just wow. Each time they lost in each other’s body like a constant need.
Most of all, this story was so poignant, with a high level of emotions, from romantic and sweet parts to painful ones, with the constant threat of Trick’s past who could definitely crush and destroy what they have.
But this man could be the most romantic one, very sure of his feelings for her. Telling her things that melt my heart…
I was really, really into that book, with a powerful storyline, amazing characters (even the secondary ones). They weren’t perfect, had a lot of flaws, but it was what it made them so interesting to read.
There is so much more in that book and that’s why I stopped talking about how much I loved it, because I would post spoilers in my review, and it wouldn’t be right. You have to read that one!! BIG CRUSH and BOOK HANGOVER alert! You are warned!!!
It was sexy, sweet and funny!!Definitely one of my favorite reads!!! Just unusual and remarkable!!