50 Shades meets Beautiful Disaster, in a provocative and heart-wrenching tale about a young woman with a tragic secret, a dangerous past, and a complex billionaire.
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Terrible Love, comes a #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AFRICAN-AMERICAN & INTERRACIAL EROTICA series.
Praise for SHEPARD:
" ... I love this author I have read three of her series and couldn't put them down..." - SHCH
"... The book is terribly, beautifully dark, the prose is strong and wistful. It's about love denied but triumphant, dark men who can love, strong women who survive, and all the dangerous and tender passion they can share in those scenes that really melt the core..." - Babel
" ... It [Shepard] was beautifully and painfully written, and another masterpiece by Marata Eros. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next..." - Dawn Yacovetta
An anti-hero. A dark journey. A happily-ever-after. Can anyone have it all?
Who is Shepard?
Léo Dubois is a Handler. A Handler of Women. Himself--and the right hand man serving the king of the French mob. When Shepard gifts his wife the divorce she deserves, setting her free from abuse, Shepard begins a fresh start in a new land.
A year later, what he gets are pursuers who wish to recruit him for a role he never wants to fill again. Marissa is a new acquisition who falls prey to the long reach of la famille, and Shepard makes choices that endanger them both, though they are the right ones.
Can Shepard shed the sins of his past, and find love with a woman as abused as he? Can they find love with each other, though neither have been loved before?
Standalone novel, HEA, Cliffhanger free.
About the Author
Marata Eros is the pen name for Tamara Rose Blodgett, the author of over ninety titles, including her New York Times bestselling novel, A Terrible Love, and the #1 Amazon international bestselling erotic Interracial and African-American TOKEN serial, and the #1 Amazon Erotic Horror DRUID serial.
Marata writes a variety of dark fiction in the genres of erotica, fantasy, horror, romance, suspense and sci-fi. She lives in the midwest with her family and pair of disrespectful dogs. Marata's #1 hobby is reading; she loves interacting with her readers.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had been waiting to find out what would happen with Shepard after everything that he went through to rescue Juliette. When the book finally release, I drank it up. What I love about the author's writing is that she doesn't leave anything in the dark even when it's a dark romance, which many of them are. I've read all of the Token novels, and I fell in love with Shepherd. I've always wondered what made him into the man he had become and what changed him into the man he was throughout this novel. We get to see from the beginning of the pain to the place where he discovers real joy. There's a connection between these two severely broken people, people who don't know if they can ever be put back together. Shepherd and Marissa have similar backgrounds of pain and betrayal, and yet, here they are, surviving. But can they learn to live? It’s one of those books that has you rooting for the bad guy, knowing that he has a heart in there somewhere. It left me absolutely wrung out. The whole time you simply want them to have something good. It’s a standalone that explains so much about Shepherd, but it also has some of Juliette’s and Thorn’s story, so you are able to comprehend the dynamics between the characters. It was beautifully and painfully written, and another masterpiece by Marata Eros. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.