*** 5TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION ***
A past tragedy has left Lily Holmes burdened with a devastating secret…
Since the death of her twin sister, Lily can’t bear to be touched. Not accidentally, not casually…and certainly not intimately. This makes it impossible for her to confess to her best friend Adam Roberts that she’s in love with him. She can’t give him the sort of relationship he needs, so she watches in silence while he plans his wedding with someone else.
Enter Nikoli Kinkaid, the campus manwhore…
Nikoli is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of women, and he wants to add Lily to his list of conquests, but she wants nothing to do with him—until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. He’ll teach her to enjoy human contact again, giving her a chance to win over Adam, while Nikoli uses all his considerable charm to seduce her.
But Lily raises the stakes…
Lily loves cars. Her late father was a racer, and she grew up under the hood of a car and on the racetrack. Nikoli has a limited edition 1970 Plymouth Barracuda she covets, so she informs him the terms of their deal also require he not sleep with anyone for six months. If he does, she’ll win the car. If she surrenders and ends up in his bed, his beloved ’Cuda is his to keep.
In an intricate dance of control and surrender, a reluctant friendship becomes something more. Lily begins to crave things she never believed she could, and Nikoli realizes there is more at stake than his reputation.
If Lily overcomes her phobia, will she crave Adam’s touch as she’s starting to crave Nikoli’s? Or will she only find pleasure from the touch of a semi-reformed manwhore?
Nikoli…. Idk I can’t get into the book because I hate how he treats women. Yes, he made a valid point about some of them but what about all the others!!! Plus, he acts like his mother raised him to be so respectful but he is awful to these women. Too selfish but he judges Adam!! Smh! So he liked Lily and respects her..he gets no points for that. I can barely finish this book! Which sad because I really liked the other characters and the plot.35
Such a great book!55
I liked that although it is a romance novel, it talked about a real illness, that many suffer from, maybe not the same reason as the character in the book, but the same debilitating illness known as PTSD.55
Amazing book felt all the emotions!55
The entire journey was absolutely beautiful, and I was brought to tears so many times. The story captivated me so well I finished the book within an hour of starting it.55
￼Romantic, relatable and exciting love story. My hope is the big family continues and Lilly inherit the wooden spoon. She is going to need it.55
I loved this book very much, the passion, humor, love, anticipation and writing are all aspects that make this a great book. Definitely suggest reading it!55
I enjoyed it so much! The dynamic between Nikoli and Lily was beautiful. It did turn, cringey rom commy towards the end, a lot of dialogue could have been cut, and it really dragged. I wish we explored more of their relationship before marriage, but hey! I have to say I do enjoy action and some thrill, but the stalker twist was just out of nowhere would have enjoyed a trail of hints if that was gonna be introduced, just seemed random. But that’s also the essence of the book, just great fiction, not everything has to be realistic! I loved it, just some parts could be cut!45
I’ll be honest, I skipped over this one a few times because I wasn’t sure about the story line from the description. I decided to give it a chance and it took a few chapters for me to get into the story, but once I did, I absolutely adored it! The characters are very likable and the story line is really good - if anything, I would have gladly taken a few more chapters to really fill the story out. Definitely recommend reading!45
I was reading for three days straight and I couldn’t get enough of it55