Recommended By Marissa

Recommended By Marissa

If you enjoy a bit of a slow burn romance where the hero fights his attraction to the heroine (yet runs off all other men), then you will love Sully and Aubrey. I liked that Sully tried to stay true to his ideals about not dating customers or employees once he hired Aubrey. But even his playboy brother could see he was hooked on her and needled him all the time with some funny consequences. I enjoyed watching them give in to each other, how protective Sully was but not in an alpha-hole way, and then meeting his daughter for the first time. Autumn focused on Sully and Aubrey’s relationship first and then introduced the tween daughter, and I thought that was perfect for this story. The drama and suspense were woven well into the plot, I caught myself yelling at Aubrey to trust Sully with her demons and past. Even when the big drama started to happen, I loved that Autumn didn’t torture us with keeping Sully and Aubrey apart. They owned up to their mistakes… they finally trusted in communication!


Where To Buy

About This Book

Series Type

Our Favorite Quotes

Tears threaten to fall, but I will them away. "I love you, too. Real, solid, glowing love, Sully. Where I'm weak, you've given me strength."

He kisses my inner thigh before staring up at me with so much determination and desire burning in his eyes, it steals the laughter from my lips. "I can't wait to lick you until your legs shake."

"I never knew what my life was missing until I met you. Your kindness and creativity inspire me every day. You're the only person I want to watch all my sunrises and sunsets with."

From The Publisher


A steamy standalone romance featuring a swoon-worthy single dad and the one woman he absolutely shouldn’t fall in love with.


It’s a hot summer morning and I’m already running late.
I’m no one’s white knight, but when I see a damsel in distress, I have to rescue her.
I didn’t know it would be Aubrey Dorado, the girl I swore was off-limits.
Now she’s under my skin and I can’t get her out of my head.
So, I did the worst thing possible and hired her to work in my gym.
Lusting after my new employee breaks my number one rule.
But each day she tempts me with her sweet personality and clever mind.
I’ve been burned by love before.
Romance is a risk I can’t afford.
But how much longer can I resist the attraction simmering between us?


I swore I’d never be that girl again. The one who screws up her life and future over a handsome face and empty compliments.
Then I signed up for a self-defense class with Sullivan “Sully” Wallace.
He’s fearless and brave. Things I’m not.
He’s also strong, silent, and stubborn. Things that drive me crazy.
When he offers me a job, I jump at it.
But working around my untouchable crush isn't as much fun as I thought it would be.
Especially when he makes it clear he's not interested in anything more than employee/employer.
Just when I think he might be changing his mind, the biggest mistake of my life returns.
Sully is the only man I trust to help me fight back. But will he forgive me for keeping my past a secret?


ISBN: 1943950296

Other Standalone Books by Autumn Jones Lake

My first foray into the Romance genre came my freshman year in high school English, where the teacher had us all read books from several different genres. So, my first book boyfriend and PnR introduction, if you will, was Richard Merlin, from The Wizard of Seattle. Prior to that, I’d only read Fantasy or Sci-fi, with a little teen horror thrown in for angst. I was reading The Vampire Diaries decades before it was even a twinkle in the eyes of the producers. Now, I am addicted to PnR, always reading at least one book a week about vamps, wolves, angels, demons, Fae, or overall magic.

Scroll to Top