· Bailey Brown Publishing
13 reviews

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Avery Johansson is borrowing against her youth and beauty to afford a better future by working as a sugar baby. Men think she’s everything they desire, soft, delicate, and able to stroke their fragile egos with a mere sweep of her lashes. The more they pay, the sweeter she becomes. If only they knew the woman behind the façade. Oh, she could bring them to their knees, make them beg, and unburden their minds to a point of ecstasy. The true Avery doesn’t care for roses. She prefers the thorns. Because behind her beautiful exterior, she’s more leather than lace, and beneath the sugar there’s nothing but spice. The only thing missing is a strong and submissive man to make everything nice.

Noah Wolfe is used to getting exactly what he wants when he wants, and as he sets his sights on Avery Johansson, nothing will stop him short of having her. He’s determined to bury himself in her mind and body, and plans to unravel every dark secret she hides.

As two dominant hearts collide in an explosion of sin and secrets, boundaries come tumbling down. But their future lies in someone’s surrender, a sacrifice neither is prepared to make—and everything their happiness depends on.

13 reviews
Tori Puente
October 1, 2020
A really unique story showing the heroine starting out working her way through college as a sugar baby. It starts out as though it's a typical meet-cute with a neighbor, and goes kinda haywire from there. I looooved Avery, everything about her. She's tough, she's shrewd, she's a hard worker. Caring underneath it all. She's determined to make a better life for herself, despite the hooks of her past. Now, the 1-star dock is because of Noah. He had a few decent moments, but overall I couldn't stand him. He was judgmental and presumptuous, and in my opinion his remarks toward Avery took him past the point of forgiveness. I think the message is that Avery and Noah don't have a common dynamic, and that their own unique personalities make a relationship that ends up working for them, but I thought Avery could do much better than someone who has mantrums and tries to make her jealous like a teenager. The love scenes are tame (to me) kink and pretty hot, and I liked that this was another spot Avery was able to shine. Overall, this is an entertaining read with a heroine to root for.
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Jen B
September 28, 2020
This is the first book I have read by this author. I absolutely loved it and look forward to reading more. Avery is a college student with a past but a determined future. She lives well, will graduate from college in 6 months debt free but finds her neighbor, Noah to be relentless. This is not just a boy meets girl story, it has so many layers, challenges and twists. A great, well written story and characters, I could turn the pages fast enough to find out more. Enjoy! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Theresa Wallace-Lopez
October 1, 2020
Lydia Michael's reputation for well written, entertaining and emotional stories lives up to its promise in this new book. Avery has an unusual career, a strong personality and carries around some bumps and bruises. She is funny, sexy and has emotional appeal. Noah is also a strong personality. He is an Alpha who is about to meet his match. The story features lots of sexual tension, humor and emotion. I enjoyed the story but will admit Noah was a strong character who I had some difficulty accepting. Overall, I enjoyed the story and look forward to what's next from Ms. Michaels. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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About the author

Lydia Michaels is the author of over thirty-five novels and the consecutive winner of the 2018 & 2019 Author of the Year Award from Happenings Media, as well as the recipient of the 2014 Best Author Award from the Courier Times. She has been featured in USA Today, Romantic Times Magazine, Love & Lace, and more. As the host and founder of the East Coast Author Convention, the Behind the Keys Author Retreat, and Read Between the Wines, she continues to celebrate her growing love for readers and romance novels around the world.

Lydia is happily married to her childhood sweetheart. Some of her favorite things include the scent of paperback books, listening to her husband play piano, escaping to her coastal home at the Jersey Shore, cheap wine, 80’s pop culture, coffee, and kilts. She hopes to meet you soon at one of her many upcoming events. You can follow Lydia at 

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