Truth and Temptation – Publishing 2022
“I’m the reluctant heir to a bookstore empire, and an adrenaline junkie trying to outrun the ghosts of my past. Love is the last thing I’m looking for, or even feel I deserve. When my job lands me in Dogwood Cove for a while, I have no intention of pretending to be someone I’m not, much less to fall for a risk-averse small-town bookstore owner who sees a side of me I was convinced no longer existed. The problem is, if Paige knew the truth of who I was, how broken I really am, she’d run in the other direction.
She brings a flicker of light to my dark. She is the brakes to my throttle. Her quiet strength,
curious mind, and naive charm soothes my damaged heart. And her subtle, stunning beauty is a
temptation I want to give in to, reminding me there’s more to life than the burden I’ve carried for
My emotional scars run deep and the chains of guilt weigh me down, making me less of a man
than someone like Paige deserves.
And when the truth comes to light, I risk losing the love that could change me forever.”
HOLY CANNOLI, Julia did it again. I am 100 percent obsessed with her books and her characters. This book was SO good, y’all.
It is about grief. It’s about love. It’s about family. It’s about living with a chronic disease.
This book is steamy, yes, but it’s also so romantic, and the characters really go through a lot together and alone. Wyatt has tremendous growth throughout the book, and I really enjoyed seeing their romance and relationship develop.