Declan Cross has a story… and he’d like to tell you every sordid detail of it.
Tease Me Once by Willow Winters is now live!
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling romance author, W Winters, comes a provocative tale of a club designed for wealthy sinners. It’s a story crafted for those of us who crave the villain.
Not everyone knows about The Club, which is by design. The main floor entertains the elite. There are dim lights, stolen touches and the liquor flows to ensure the guests get exactly what they want. There are high profile clients, masks and collars, contracts and secrets in every corner.
But it’s what lies beneath these floors, down the spiral staircase, that intrigues me the most.
There’s a man who stays in the corner of the darkest rooms. In this world of sinful tastes, he doesn’t hide his face like the rest of them; he’s not concerned with anonymity in the least.
Declan Cross is powerful, brooding and his dark eyes speak of damage that my soul begs to unravel. I’ve always been drawn to men who are rough around the edges, the bad guys so to speak… but he’s a kind of brutal that scares me.
So I promised myself I’d stay away.
I swore up and down, I would never give in to the fantasies that haunt me at night.
One night changed everything. He knows I witnessed everything that happened. There are no deals or negotiations with men like him.
He made it known in no uncertain terms what he desired most… I saw something I shouldn’t have. And now I’m his.
Tease Me Once is the beginning of a series. Prepare for everything seductive and beautifully dark.
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Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie
Declan, the youngest of the infamous and feared Cross brothers, runs their club. A place where you can go and discreetly make your deepest fantasies become a reality. A place where the booze runs like a river and the rooms downstairs are meant for a certain type of play.
“They say we’re murderers and thieves. We’re gangsters and lowlifes.”
Braelynn has just started over and finally living on her own after a messy break up dealing with a stalker asshole ex. She needs a job and her friend Scarlett offers her a position at a local upscale club. She promises the tips would be well worth it and Braelynn doesn’t hesitate. But she quickly learns the club may be more than she bargained for. The customers may want more than she is willing to give. She is on the fence about whether she can swing her new job when she meets her new boss. Things become even more complicated.
“Declan Cross is a brutal storm, unforgiving and reckless.”
The last person that Declan expects to see working in his club is Braelynn. So many things from his past come rushing into his present. He can’t seem to stay away from the beautiful, sweet girl he hasn’t seen in years. The one who was kind to him when no one else was. Braelynn goes quickly from server to Declan’s personal assistant. Most of their time together is just one smoking hot scene after the other. The chemistry between the two was off the damn charts. It was so damn hot. Declan soon discovers someone is trying to double cross him and his brothers. They will end whoever is responsible. He’s just hoping none of what they uncover points to his pet, Braelynn.
“My heart beats once, heavy and exacting. I love her. I won’t let them take her from me.”
This was a great start to a new series. It did take me a little while to get into the story but once I did…I didn’t want it to end. Declan was dark, brooding and oh so sexy. I loved how even though he was super dominant that he still sometimes showed a different side when he was with Braelynn. I loved how Braelynn was strong, independent and saw beyond Declan’s tough guy image. The chemistry between them was crazy hot and nonstop. Secrets, lies, drama and betrayals. Will the Cross brothers find out who is trying to cross them? Will Braelynn be collateral damage? That cliffhanger was insane. I can’t wait to see where the author take the next book!
I started writing after having my little girl, Evie, December of 2015. All during my pregnancy with her I read. I only wanted to read romance novels and I read everything I could get my hands on. I would read a book a day — sometimes two. In January I was staying up late with her and just thinking of all these stories. They came to me constantly. I finally sat down and just started writing. I always wanted to do it so I figured, why not?
I never thought I would reach this point of success to be honest. It’s insane to me that I have connected with so many readers.
And I love each and every one of them for all of their support. I’ll be honest, some days are HARD. I have my littles during the day and I write at night. Some days are just simply exhausting and then I hear from a reader and it motivates me to push through and keep writing. I couldn’t be more grateful for this wonderful career.
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