Desperate to Touch

Desperate to Touch

by W. Winters, Willow Winters

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Overview

From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense.



I ran from him, even though my heart knew better.

Love was one thing, but survival another.



He chose a life of crime. I never wanted any of it; I only wanted him. I left when the danger bled into my life, taking more than I was willing to sacrifice.

I should have known he'd come for me. Men like him always get what they want.

The temptation in his eyes, the heat of his touch . . . it's all still there, but his gaze is harsher now and his grasp unrelenting.

He's not the boy I fell in love with, although pieces of what we once had are still there. I can feel it.

I know what he wants from me, and I know it comes with a steep price. I'll pay it though, if for no other reason than to touch him again. Just once more.

I'll close my eyes and forget about the risks that come with this life and with him. I only hope he doesn't do the same.





Desperate to Touch is book 2 in a series. Hard to Love must be read first.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950862399
Publisher: Willow Winters Publishing LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Series: Hard to Love , #2
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Desperate to Touch 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
mmsmisty10 8 days ago
Loved the second book in Seth and Laura's story. This is the second book in Seth and Laura's story, please be sure to read Hard to Love before reading this book. Eight years have passed since the end of the last book. Seth has known where Laura was, he just didn't do anything about it until now. He wants her submission and obedience, he believes she owes it to him. But there are so many other players in this game, with secrets and lies piling up. Seth and Laura's story is intense and will keep you turning the page from beginning to end. This book ends on one heck of a cliffhanger and their story will continue in Tempted to Kiss, which I can't wait to read. These first two books are definitely mind blowing and attention grabbing and I'm looking forward to more of Seth and Laura's story!!!!!
CindyM_ 9 days ago
Seth and Laura's emotional roller coaster, intense chemistry, suspenseful romance continues in Desperate to Touch. It was a fantastic, well-written, jaw dropping story with drama ad many twists and turns. I was hooked from the beginning. Can't wait for the next one.
Linda_RochesterNY 9 days ago
Laura ran from Seth and all the danger his lifestyle placed her in, but inevitably, years later, they reconnect. Seth's way of life is no less dangerous but Laura no longer has the will to leave him and before she knows it, she's once again paying the price for loving Seth. The intensity of Seth's feelings for Laura are breathtaking. His love and passion for her are all mixed up with his anger and hurt but he doesn't intend to ever let her get away again. The amazing chemistry between these characters make their scenes together riveting. The continuing story regarding "super villain" Marcus, which began I don't even remember how many books ago, is in my opinion, more than a little far-fetched. He seems to be all-knowing with endless reach. No one ever gets the best of him. No one knows who he is or what he looks like. I am impatient for the final book where somewhere down the line, all is revealed! This gripping read was hard to put down. It has action, danger and suspense and the book ends on quite the cliffhanger. I can't wait for the conclusion of Seth and Laura's emotional story. 4.5 stars. I am voluntarily reviewing an advance reader copy of this book.
Belle Aurora 9 days ago
Willow Winters does it again in this captivating, sexy as hell continuance of Seth and Laura's story. Seth comes back into Laura's life and this time he is determined to keep her. Their chemistry is off the charts and those sexy, steamy scenes.... wow. So many emotions happening. This book had a lot for me to take in and it's just suspenseful, intriguing and I can connect with the characters. Willow has an amazing talent for writing and really captures my attention with her characters that are well written and relatable. As usual for me, she ended this one with a cliffhanger which I don't like but at least I know I will be waiting for the next book to get more of Seth and Laura. Another amazing read!
SofiaAlmiroudis 9 days ago
OMG Willow Winters, OMG!!! Desperate to Touch was everything I expected from Willow Winters and so much more. Laura and Seth's story continues from Hard to Love. Seth and Laura shared a past that set their heart and soul on fire but also brought so much pain and regret. Regret for the decisions and choices they made and how those choices changed them both in the end. Now that they have reconnected, the innocent and carefree love that they once shared is long gone. In its place is longing desperation, and revenge. Seth wants Laura to submit, and feel the loss that he felt the day she walked away from him. He wants to make her his again, but on his terms. Laura knows that she can never stop loving Seth and wanting him, but she struggles to give him complete control and letting go of the guilt she owns for the part she played in it all. Seth's past haunts him and he knows that the truth is catching up to him. Especially when he starts to encounter messages from Marcus who is always one step ahead and always in the know. So, when he finally reaches his breaking point and he reveals a truth to Laura, what he feared the most comes true. He might just have lost her forever. However, danger is always lurking in the shadows and when Laura is once again threatened Seth is there to save her. Only this time Seth finds himself in the greatest danger of all.
SofiaAlmiroudis 9 days ago
OMG Willow Winters, OMG!!! Desperate to Touch was everything I expected from Willow Winters and so much more. Laura and Seth's story continues from Hard to Love. Seth and Laura shared a past that set their heart and soul on fire but also brought so much pain and regret. Regret for the decisions and choices they made and how those choices changed them both in the end. Now that they have reconnected, the innocent and carefree love that they once shared is long gone. In its place is longing desperation, and revenge. Seth wants Laura to submit, and feel the loss that he felt the day she walked away from him. He wants to make her his again, but on his terms. Laura knows that she can never stop loving Seth and wanting him, but she struggles to give him complete control and letting go of the guilt she owns for the part she played in it all. Seth's past haunts him and he knows that the truth is catching up to him. Especially when he starts to encounter messages from Marcus who is always one step ahead and always in the know. So, when he finally reaches his breaking point and he reveals a truth to Laura, what he feared the most comes true. He might just have lost her forever. However, danger is always lurking in the shadows and when Laura is once again threatened Seth is there to save her. Only this time Seth finds himself in the greatest danger of all.
moonfox1234 9 days ago
This is the second book in Seth and Laura's romance. You must read Hard To love, book one first to get the full story so far or to catch up and be prepared to read this book. Also, just so you know, this book also features characters from the much bigger Merciless series. You do not need to read them first but I truly believe once you get a taste of the incredible world and characters that this author has created you will desperately want more. As the story picks up the emotions get deeper, the suspense thickens and the tension just builds and builds. I like Laura and Seth and my heart aches for them both. It is so easy to feel the sweet connection that these two share and their chemistry is simply off the charts steamy. Unfortunately for them, the also have a very painful star-crossed lover cloud of doom hanging over their heads causing plenty of strife, angst and heartbreak for this couple. The engaging and complex storyline captures and holds your attention easily with a compelling blend of drama, mystery, heat, heart, secrets, lies, bombshell revelations and jaw-dropping twists. Try to prepare yourself for a huge cliffhanger and boy was it a stunner!!!! I need more ASAP!!
DebsIN 10 days ago
Seth and Laura's story continues in "Desperate to Touch", book 2 of Willow Winters jaw dropping 'Hard to Love' series. Seth is more of a force with the Cross Brothers than I first realized, and to expand his story is jaw dropping fun, with suspense, romance, and heartbreak. I love all the connections to the Cross Bros., and I have been intrigued with Seth since he was introduced in their stories. The intensity in Seth and Laura's story is riveting and so good, I can't wait to read the next book in their journey. **I was gifted a copy of "Desperate to Touch" with no expectations on my opinions, but this is so good!** 5 Stars!
aries_sword 10 days ago
"Desperate To Touch" is a rollercoaster storm of pent-up emotions aching to be released. A page-turner that lures you in and sparks eagerness to learn what happens next. A story that will keep you invested in the characters and have you thirsting for more at the blindsiding cliffhanger conclusion. Seth and Laura have a heart-wrenching past. Agonizing hurt still surrounds them, but their hunger for each other bursts into a firestorm of passion when they are together. Seth has kept a devastating secret from Laura. He has in mind to never let her go again and to keep her protected from the onslaught of imminent danger. Superb creative read with fantastic vivid scene descriptions, suspense, drama, spine-chilling danger, action, praise-worthy characters, sizzling romance, and unforeseen astonishing moments. The chemistry between Seth and Laura is rock solid. Relished this read and I look forward to learning how they reach their happy forever. {I received a pre-release copy of this book; my review is done strictly on a volunteer basis.}
S_H_ 10 days ago
This is the second book in Seth and Laura’s story, and it’s fantastic. Seth started out as a supporting character in the previous books, but Willow created a story I doubt anyone could have suspected...and boy is there a story there! Willow Winters’ books just keep getting better and better. This whole series is amazing! If you haven’t tried a book by this author, I recommend Merciless (which is currently free on Amazon). But let me warn you, you will be hooked after this book. She writes with such passion that you’ll read a book in one sitting. Time melts away as you become so engrossed in the stories she writes. They are that awesome! They have sexy love stories surrounded by suspense and intrigue with powerful alphas and strong, smart heroines, and Seth and Laura’s story is a prime example. This series is addictive!
JenPH 10 days ago
It feels as if Hard to Love was foreplay and Desperate to Touch the heart-poundingly thrilling peak of W. Winters's new series, but that isn't to say that the third and final book will find this trilogy easing up, not if I'm to base it on this author's past work. With appetites whetted by the series starter, book two was decadence personified, giving readers tension and angst mingling with years of love and passion neither one of the main characters have ever truly forgotten even during their years of separation. A quick note: Desperate to Touch must be read AFTER Hard to Love. These books--alongside the upcoming last one, Tempted to Kiss--are connected and have to be read in order. My attention was fully engaged and my heart thrumming in anticipation while reading this book, and for good reason. There was nothing that could have distracted me the entire time I had my tablet in my hands because W. Winters ensured not a single thing could compare when it came to demanding my devotion to Seth and Laura's engaging tale. No spoilers; no tidbits. Just absolute satisfaction on my end with Desperate to Touch. Five-plus stars. ♥
skullinda 10 days ago
This book is a continuation of Hard To Love that follows the romance between Seth and Laura. With that being said, I would suggest starting from the beginning and diving into the Merciless series first. You can thank me later! Seth consumes my every thought unlike any other alpha-hero in the world of the Cross Brothers! His character is secretive and mysterious and just the right additive to this all-consuming plot. Although he is not regarded as a boss-man with the brothers, he prefers to lie low as he eases in with his plan under the radar. Seth and Laura have unsettled business and the sexual tension they share has me biting my lip with anxious uncertainty! If you crave suspense with a mafia-like atmosphere, then buckle up and take the plunge. Willow has a tendency to draw people in with her words and the toxic charm of the heroes she creates!
Rhondaz 10 days ago
5 WOW, WOW, WOW STARS!! Wow, my mind is blown away with this story. Wow, W. Winters knows how to keep us on the edge of our seats with her writing skills. Seth and Laura's story is phenomenal....you definitely need to read their story.
PEJ2 10 days ago
The story of Laura the good girl and Seth the proverbial bad boy continues in Desperate to Touch. They meet after many years of being apart because Laura took money from Seth and ran to the from the violence his life exposed her to. Now Laura is a nurse at the Rockford Center and Seth is working for Jase the significant other of Laura’s best friend Bethany. When Laura and Bethany get into Jase’s car after a night of fun the driver is Seth! And Laura’s heart stops. She knows that even if she escapes his wrath tonight it won’t be the last time she will see him. She has some information she’s gathered from one of her patients, Delilah, that she’s saved in a notebook hoping to leverage it for the money she stole after finding her best friend, Cami murdered before she ran. Delilah knows Marcus and he figures prominently in Delilah’s life and perhaps her illness. Officer Walsh is still in the background trying to find Marcus and making life difficult for the Cross brothers. Just as Seth and Laura begin to get things sorted out between them and settle into a mutually beneficial relationship things go south and they go south in a hurry! The second book of this serious is just as raw, gritty and compelling as the first leaving you waiting anxiously for the next book because this one leaves you with two surprising cliff-hangers!!! I voluntarily reviewed the ARC I received and eagerly await the next one!!!!
Chloe Trivelpiece 10 days ago
Oh!! Part two of the story of Seth and Laura starts out fast and keeps you riveted until the very end!  And oh holy crow that ending!! Queen of the cliffhangers is what Ms. Winters is! Laura is struggling with her feelings of inadequacy and her doubts about what Seth really feels for her.  She is being dragged back into Seth's world and I don't think she knows the depths of what it quite is yet. Oh Seth, he too is struggling with his feelings for Laura.  Is it rage and anger? Or is he too feeling a bit vulnerable?  With his tough exterior and the way he treats Laura, it's like a rollercoaster. Secrets are going to be revealed. Big secrets, and yet there is a mysteries galore!  Who is the new resident at the Rockford Center?  What is going on with Melody? And that twitchy feeling that Laura has about being watched?? I think I know who it is, I am not gonna say and I am probably wrong, but Ms. Winter's has a way of making my mind whirl and melt all at the same time! Fantastic installment in the trilogy of Seth and Laura and I cannot wait until Tempted to Kiss!
Melissa Ledet 10 days ago
An intense read that sucks you in. Love all the twist and turns. Seth and Laura’s characters are very well written. This is book 2. You need to read Hard to Love first before reading this book. Their story continues in book 3 Tempted to Kiss.
StarStacy 10 days ago
Desperately love this book! 5 stars You must read Hard to Love first as this the second book. The longing, desire, love and hate between Seth and Laura gripped me from the beginning and didn’t let me go until I got to the end of the book. Seth is even more dominant, and that was exciting to Laura which made it exciting for me to read. Laura has so many emotions about being with Seth again and what happened in their past, and I felt every roller coaster of emotion with her. I felt for Seth too as his emotions are on a roller coaster as well. There are secrets revealed in this book that made my jaw drop along with that cliffhanger ending. I am desperate to read the next book in this intense and sexy series, and I highly recommend it! I received a copy of this ebook from the author for my honest review.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Fantastic, heart wrenching, compulsive reading. Loved the second instalment of Seth's and Laura's story.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Fantastic, heart wrenching, compulsive reading. Loved the second instalment of Seth's and Laura's story.
JerseyBelle 10 days ago
Is there more than 5 stars? This is a sequel to Hard to Love and it is better than the first! Willow knows how to hooks us and make us so focused on the story, we forget to breathe. I love second chances, but Laura has so much to get past in order to give love a chance. I do not know if I could be as strong to close my eyes to the past. Seth is strong and determined. These two make the perfect couple. But in typical Willow fashion, no romance is that easy! It may be steamy and sexy, but never easy. Then there is Marcus. We see cameos and hints, but never get a full sense of who he is. Yes, many questions are answered, but just as many secrets are revealed. I love the suspense and intensity of this story. I cannot wait for the next one, as Willow loves to leave us hanging!
JerseyBelle 10 days ago
Is there more than 5 stars? This is a sequel to Hard to Love and it is better than the first! Willow knows how to hooks us and make us so focused on the story, we forget to breathe. I love second chances, but Laura has so much to get past in order to give love a chance. I do not know if I could be as strong to close my eyes to the past. Seth is strong and determined. These two make the perfect couple. But in typical Willow fashion, no romance is that easy! It may be steamy and sexy, but never easy. Then there is Marcus. We see cameos and hints, but never get a full sense of who he is. Yes, many questions are answered, but just as many secrets are revealed. I love the suspense and intensity of this story. I cannot wait for the next one, as Willow loves to leave us hanging!
PauletteAlphasReview 13 days ago
Just Wow
LokaPP 13 days ago
want to give you, Fair warning: once you start this book & get a couple of chapters in, you will not want to put it down. I just love the chemistry between Seth & Laura… and even more I just love Seth King! The man is just sexy as sin. I fell in love with his character way before this book What a freaking fantastic book! It was captivating & amazing. The characters are all so well-written & relatable...its gripping, thrilling, suspenseful, & of course steamy! Willow delivers another must read addition to the Cross Brothers world with this second installment of Seth & Laura's story & is not the end. I stay up late last night reading it, I couldn’t stop until the end .. but of course, Willow left me seriously hungry for more! Willow winters is very mean women for leaving us like that cliffhanger!!!!!! I never truly thought something so small as the sound of “click “ would leave me want more! When all is said & done .. as I take deep breath & calm myself, I can truly say without doubt This book is currently my favorite book by Willow Winters! But don’t say anything when I repeat that statement on her next book! Seth & Laura’s story continues in Tempted to Kiss . Hope you enjoy this read & also always keep in mind this is just my opinion+ Also I wouldn’t never discourage anyone from reading this book, This is my honest, voluntary review. Paulette thoughts ----------- Happy Reading -----------