Second in an exciting contemporary romance series, Undercover cop Clay Navarro moved to a small town to rid himself of the last reminders of his past, but the gentle touch of Georgette Hadley will leave new marks on his skin-and his heart.
Clay left the Sultans biker gang a changed man. Its ringleaders may be awaiting trial, but he wears the memory of his time in that hell tattooed across his skin. He figures he doesn’t have space in his messed-up life for anything gentle not now, maybe not ever.
Besides, what woman could possibly want the man he’s become?
Dr. Georgette Hadley is drawn to the damaged stranger’s pain, intimidated but intrigued by the warmth that lies beneath Clay’s frightening exterior. She thrills at the way he gentles at her touch…and under his rough hands, she burns with a passion she never thought she’d know.
But when the Sultans return looking for revenge, Georgette finds herself drawn into the dirty underbelly of a life forged in violence…that not even her touch may be able to heal.
By Her Touch is a lovely small town romance with a dark side. Clay Navarro and George both have their own troubled pasts and were good people. I was so happy to see George find someone who could potentially be the one to help her heal after being a such a self-less and caring person and losing her husband. Adriana Anders does an amazing job at combining small town romance and suspenseful mysteries.
I also loved the little glimpses of characters from the first Blank Canvas book 1, Under Her Skin and I’m hoping the trend will continue in book 3, In His Hands.
I voluntarily received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
**This is book 2 in the Blank Canvas series, but it can be read as a standalone**
“Superheroes always look like bad guys first.”
“You’re mine, and I’m not letting you do this alone. What do you think happens when you leave?”
“I won’t break if you stay…But I might if you leave.”
“Love, apparently, didn’t have the hard edges he’d learned to associate with it. Love wasn’t pain.”