The nationally bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and Burying Waterâ€”which Kirkus Reviews called â€śa sexy, romantic, gangster-tinged page-turnerâ€ťâ€”returns with a new novel packed with romance, plot twists, and psychological suspense.
Ivy Lee, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have finally found it working in her uncleâ€™s tattoo shop in San Francisco. But all that changes when a robbery turns deadly, compelling her to pack up her things yet again.
When they need the best, they call him. Thatâ€™s why Sebastian Riker is back in California, cleaning up the mess made after a tattoo shop owner who resorted to blackmail and got himself shot. But itâ€™s impossible to get the answers he needs from a dead body, leaving him to look elsewhere. Namely, to the twenty-something-year-old niece who believes this was a random attack. Who needs to keep believing that until Sebastian finds what heâ€™s searching for.
Ivy has one foot out of San Francisco when a chance encounter with a stranger stalls her departure. Sheâ€™s always been drawn to intense men, so itâ€™s no wonder that she now finds a reason to stay after all, quickly intoxicated by his dark smile, his intimidating strength, and his quiet control.
That is, until Ivy discovers that their encounter was no accidentâ€”and that their attraction could be her undoing.