In any other circumstance, Jennifer Jones's first meeting with Maclain Moore would have been called serendipity, a happy coincidence. She's looking for a new roommate; he's looking for a place to live. It doesn't hurt that he's sexy as hell, either.
But the man who crosses her threshold isn't there to sign on the dotted line-he's the bearer of news bad enough to shake the very foundation of her life. A life built around a fierce sense of independence, born of a violent incident from her past.
Mac is no stranger to heartache. His career in social work immerses him in it, plus he has his own share of skeletons rattling around in his closet. His attempts to comfort Jennifer bring the two of them closer together. With each touch, she becomes harder to resist. Mac's body's response would try the patience of a saint. And a saint he's not.
Baring her soul isn't high on her list, but she finds herself opening up to Mac in ways that make it hard to hold him at arm's length. And as her life spins out of control, their growing passion becomes the only tangible thing she can cling to...
Warning: This book may spoil you for real relationships. It contains a beautiful woman with a dark and dangerous past, sensational sailboat sex and a leather-wearing, motorcycle-riding man who loves kids, knows how to cook and actually listens.
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About the Author
Samantha Sommersby lives in San Diego with her husband and son. In 2007 she left what she used to call her “real life” day job as a psychotherapist to pursue writing full-time and now happily spends her days immersed in the fictional worlds in which she sets her novels. Samantha is the author of over a dozen novels and novellas including the award-winning urban fantasy series Forbidden and Shelter From the Storm, her latest contemporary romance release.
What People are Saying About This
“a heart wrenching tale...Samantha Sommersby effectively translates the raw emotions Jennifer faces page after page.” From Emily, Sensual Reads
“Not only do you want a man like Mac in your life, you want an author like Samantha Sommersby to entice you into a book that is tempting, teasing and oh-so-pleasing.” From Wendi, Fallen Angel Reviews
“...a heartwarming, intense story... I was hooked from the very first page... Samantha Sommersby is an extremely talented author who’s love for writing shines through the pages of her story.” From Dina Smith, Romance Junkies
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
didn't enjoy it at all wish I could give a negative
How do you control the uncontrollable? That's the question always at the back of Jennifer Jones' mind. Having survived the unpredictable childhood from hell, her exacting control over her day to day life is the only thing keeping her sane. Come, take her hand and step into the darkness of her past. Jennifer was simply looking for a roommate. What she found in Mac was so much more than she could have hoped for. She is more than just a woman with baggage, she's emotionally damaged with a dark and unhappy past. I was worried at first that she'd be one of those heroines that make you insane - the kind who hides behind her past and pushes the hero away completely. To my enjoyable surprise, she wasn't like that in the least. When she does hold Mac at arm's length, she has good reason behind it. Jennifer's emotional growth during this story is wonderful and realistic as well. Maclain Moore is a woman's dream come to life. Because of his job as a social worker, he's not only familiar with the damaged goods that can result from a rough childhood, but he has that one skill lacking in so many adults - the ability to simply listen. More than anything, that is what Jennifer needs in her life. I love Mac's character to no end. He knows how far to push and just when to back off as well. He takes her as she is, baggage and all, and embraces her dysfunctionality fully. If there was ever a man made specifically for a woman with Jennifer's history, it is definitely Mac. Add in the fact that he's athletic and gorgeous and you've got the perfect package. Shelter from the Storm is an emotionally intense story that will grab you by the heart, refusing to let go. If you've ever wondered how a woman with a dark and dreadful past finds happiness, then you will want to read Jennifer's journey to just that - happiness and release from her personal demons. Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews