· Bailey Brown Publishing
16 reviews

About this ebook

A sexy alpha male from the poshest part of Philadelphia gets snowed in with his beautiful neighbor in this modern day rags-to-riches, enemies to lovers romance from bestselling and award winning author, Lydia Michaels.


Avery Johansson is borrowing against her youth and beauty to afford a better future by working as a sugar baby. Gifted at playing the role of a delicate female, she makes a living by stroking men’s egos. But the real Avery prefers leather over lace and spice instead of nice.


Noah Wolfe is used to getting exactly what he wants when he wants, and when he sets his sights on his sexy neighbor, he’s determined to have her. Little does he know, the soft female across the hall doesn’t swoon for roses–she plays with the thorns.


Two dominant hearts collide in an explosion of sin and safewords as boundaries are pressed to the limit in a battle of power and ultimate possession.

Ratings and reviews

16 reviews
Becky Baldridge
January 11, 2023
Avery and Noah have an unusual relationship to say the least. It's as volatile as it is sexy. Every time they're around each other, it's anybody's guess who will come out on top - sometimes figuratively and literally. Honestly, I didn't really get a romantic vibe from these two, but they do have good sexual chemistry. They also have good banter. Well, sometimes it's what I would consider good as in amusing or funny. Other times it's kind of shocking.
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.
Renee Henson
January 17, 2023
T his is the story of Avery and Noah She is having some serious money problems and to work her way through college she begins working as a sugar baby. This is where she meets Noah and the attraction really grows from there . I loved Avery. She is a really strong female character and I loved that about her There are just no way to deceive Noah in words He’s certainly different. Together they just work and make for one interesting read.

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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