Rafe: Inked Brotherhood Series 5

Jo Raven
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From USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Jo Raven comes the fifth installment in the Inked Brotherhood series which began with ASHER.

His name is Rafaele Vestri, Rafe to his friends. 

He’s tall, strong, handsome. Distant. He often comes to the coffee shop where I work, but we don’t talk much. He looks at me, though. Stares at me, his gaze heated, and I can’t help but stare back. I want him, I won’t deny it. I’ve never seen anyone that beautiful, anyone that powerful, in my life. 

But he’s growing more withdrawn by the day. Something’s up, and he won’t tell. I know about his past—the murder of his family when he was fifteen. I can imagine how much it must have cost him. So much violence contained in that strong body, waiting to be unleashed. What is he seeking? What is he training so hard for? Why is he looking at me like he’s dying to touch me, but won’t dare? 

Even as I try to stop thinking about him, get interested in other boys, I realize I can’t. I’m caught, body and soul, just like that. And I tell myself, Megan, girl… What have you gotten yourself into this time? 

Standalone novel. No cliffhanger. 

 

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Jo Raven
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Published on
Apr 10, 2015
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Pages
258
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Sports
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Meet the Damage Control Boys - set in the world of the bestselling series Inked Brotherhood. New Adult Contemporary Romance.

Returning to Madison hurts. I thought I’d left my past behind, but the past goes on living. I carry it inside of me, it’s a piece of me. People have marked me in indelible ways and I drag the shreds of my soul behind me, trying to put my pieces back together. I’m not the Amber I used to be. I fly under the radar, try to be invisible.

It doesn't always work. Drawing attention scares me. It always spells trouble. Returning to my home town is a last ditch effort to lay my demons to rest and start anew, for good this time.

Meeting Jesse Lee wasn’t in the plan. Yet here he is with his heart-stopping, sexy grin, handsome like a god, shining bright. He’s full of life, full of heat, packing the energy of a thousand suns in his gaze and muscular body. Jesse burns, and the pain of being near him is sweet.

But he’s foiling my plans. It’s hard to remain a ghost when he’s around. Hard to avoid his attention, to remain invisible. He sees me, really sees me, and behind his bright radiance, I can see shadows from his own past crowding in. He’s swimming hard to stay afloat even as he reaches for me.

What is he afraid of? And how can he save me from drowning when he can’t even save himself?

*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*
 

JESSE is book 2 in the series Damage Control - a series set in the same world as Inked Brotherhood. The boys of Damage Control were taken in by Zane Madden and Rafe Vestri and offered apprenticeship and work in the tattoo shop Damage Control.
 

Next in the Damage Control series: SETH (Damage Control 3).


In the debut of Ashley Suzanne’s blistering-hot Fight or Flight series—perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—two sparring partners put their hearts on the line and push their bodies to the edge.
 
Rian Fields is done being a punching bag. When Rian was thirteen, her only friend walked out on her, leaving Rian alone to mourn when she lost her mother three years later. Then he came back into her life senior year, igniting new desires—and breaking her trust permanently when he enlisted in the army. Now Rian has finally found an outlet for her rage against the world: mixed martial arts. But just as she’s learning the ropes, Garrett Rhodes turns her life inside-out one more time.
 
As much they hurt each other, Garrett never got over Rian. So when he gets the call that she’s in jail, he bails her out, no questions asked. The years have toughened her. Made her harder. Sexier. All she needs to make it as an MMA fighter is the right coach, and Garrett’s man enough to train her. He just has to go toe-to-toe with “Raven,” the fearless woman who takes control in the ring . . . without falling for Rian, the vulnerable girl who still drives him crazy.

Praise for Raven
 
“Holy crap, Ashley Suzanne completely blew me away with this book. All I’m saying is ‘Read this book!’ It’s fantastic.”—USA Today bestselling author Erin Noelle
 
“Ashley Suzanne shows her range in Raven with a totally original plot line full of twists and turns.”—New York Times bestselling author S.E. Hall
 
“Ashley Suzanne hits it out of the park with this book. I could talk about how incredible it is all day long. Just go read it. Now.”—K.D. Sarks, author of Unexpected Change
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Library Journal raves that readers “looking for heartfelt romance will feel the warmth emanating from this page-turner,” Sophia Henry’s debut featuring the Detroit Pilots, a hockey team full of complicated men who fight for love.

Auden Berezin is used to losing people: her father, her mother, her first love. Now, just when she believes those childhood wounds are finally healing, she loses something else: the soccer scholarship that was her ticket to college. Scrambling to earn tuition money, she’s relieved to find a gig translating for a Russian minor-league hockey player—until she realizes that he’s the same dangerously sexy jerk who propositioned her at the bar the night before.

Equal parts muscle and scar tissue, Aleksandr Varenkov knows about trauma. Maybe that’s what draws him to Auden. He also lost his family too young, and he channeled the pain into his passions: first hockey, then vodka and women. But all that seems to just melt away the instant he kisses Auden and feels a jolt of desire as sudden and surprising as a hard check on the ice.

After everything she’s been through, Auden can’t bring herself to trust any man, let alone a hot-headed puck jockey with a bad reputation. Aleksandr just hopes she’ll give him a chance—long enough to prove he’s finally met the one who makes him want to change.

Praise for Delayed Penalty

“Delayed Penalty is sexy, fun, and full of angst. Not only does Aleksandr dominate the ice, but he fights for what he wants outside of the rink as well. I will definitely read it again!”—New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover

“Delayed Penalty is such a rush! Everything I love about the New Adult genre is right here: a captivating premise, a fresh new setting, and a scorching hot hero who constantly keeps you guessing. The romance is off the charts and Sophia Henry tackles real issues that tug at your heartstrings.”—New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris

“Hot Russian hockey player meets feisty tutor? Yes, please! I loved watching Aleksandr and Auden work through their broken pasts together. Delayed Penalty is a unique New Adult romance that packs an emotional punch.”—Cindi Madsen, USA Today bestselling author of Getting Lucky Number Seven

“Auden and her hot Russian hockey god, Aleksandr, really heat up the pages in Delayed Penalty—a touching story about growing up, moving forward, and ultimately finding love.”—Renita Pizzitola, author of Just a Little Kiss

“Henry’s debut novel evokes the image of a culture characterized by a stoic exterior, only to reveal deep love as the characters dissolve their emotional walls from the inside out.”—Library Journal

“I really, really liked the premise of Delayed Penalty and I thought the characters were fun.”—Heather’s Book Chatter

“This was a fun book to read. In addition to being a hockey fan, I’m a sucker for guys who can speak a foreign language. And Aleksander is hot.”—Pages of Comfort

“Those who love their hockey romances will enjoy Delayed Penalty.”—Making It Happen

“I recommend Delayed Penalty for new adult romance lovers looking for a sexy and fun story. Plus who doesn’t love a hero with a sexy Russian accent?”—Reading in Pajamas

“I can’t wait for the next one.”—Book Magic
After my last cheating ex, I’ve sworn off men. Until Lewis comes along and steals my breath and my good sense.


I’ve never been one to lust after guys. My mother’s revolving door of relationships doused any propensity I might have had long ago. But Lewis is six and a half feet of rugged mountain man, and he’s…eye-catching. Sexy. Silently brooding in all the best ways.


The more time I spend with him, the more naughty thoughts I have of us together, and he’s not helping put a stop to it. It’s infuriating.


I’m fantasizing and lusting, and I can’t remember why I wanted to stay away to begin with.


It turns out, Lewis might be the one man I can't resist. 


But he carries his own relationship baggage. Baggage that could break me in ways no ex-boyfriend ever did.


This hot, romantic comedy will have you intermittently fanning yourself and laughing at Lewis’s sexy approach at convincing Gen they’re right for each other. Grab Mountain Man now!


EXCERPT:


He tugs down his shorts—and goes completely naked.


“Um?”


He glances up. “You can stay in your panties. I’m getting clean… What? I trust you not to grope me.” He grins.


“Hot, funny, infuriating and omg where can I get one please…” ~ Reviewer


*The Men of Lake Tahoe is a standalone series that can be read in any order.*


Off Limits (Book 1) – Jaeger

Mountain Man (Book 2) – Lewis

Rebound Roommate (Book 3) – Tyler

Hookup Master (Book 4) – Zach

Cocky Prince (Book 5) – Adam


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