When physical touch is impossible, intimacy may become a powerful work of art or a devastating nightmare—but, above all, it’s an act of trust.
Struggling writer Kelly Blake has a secret life as a sex tutor—it pays the bills. Celebrated sculptor and recluse Alexander ‘Lex’ Valentine can’t stand to be touched. When he seeks out Kelly’s advice incognito for what he sees as his ‘self-abuse problem’, the results are too hot to handle.
Kelly terminates their sessions due to her unprofessional behavior, and Lex takes a huge risk, revealing his identity to her at a gala exhibition, his first ever public appearance. After Kelly helps the severely haphephobic Lex escape the grope of reporters and paparazzi, rumors fly that the two are engaged, rumors encouraged by well-meaning friends and colleagues.
The press feeding frenzy forces Kelly into hiding at Lex’s mansion, where he convinces her to be his private tutor. They discover quickly that touch is not the only road to sizzling, pulse-pounding intimacy. But intimacy must survive the secrets uncovered as their sessions become more and more personal.
|Publisher:||Totally Entwined Group Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
When she's not writing, K D is veg gardening. When she's not gardening, she's walking. She walks her stories, and she's serious about it. She and her husband have walked Coast to Coast across England, along with several other long-distance routes. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots. She also enjoys time at the gym, reading, watching the birds and anything that gets her outdoors. What she likes best, though, is writing a good tale.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an interesting scenario. Kelly is a writer who is struggling and needs to bring in extra money so she has a secret life as a sex tutor. This is how she meets Lex who is an artist who can't stand for anyone to touch him so he decides to see if Kelly can help. The problem is that the results are explosive and this causes Kelly to stop helping him but it also causes Lex to step out of his comfort zone. He makes his first ever public appearance in order to show Kelly who he is and she has to end up helping him escape. This leads to people saying they are engaged so Kelly is now the one who has to hide from the press and she hies at Lex's mansion. There she continues to help tutor him but more things end up coming up and they don't know if their intimacy can survive the secrets. I found this to be a very interesting idea and I did enjoy the book. I have never heard of haphephobia and it was interesting to learn about it and "see" it in a practical situation. The way that they have to work through their cravings is very interesting. Kelly and Lex were good characters and it was interesting to see how they progressed through the story.