”The best of Jay Crownover. Gripping and real, I felt like it had a pulse of its own!” (Penelope Douglas, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author)
“Jay Crownover is a master at creating sexy bad boys who go straight to the heart, and Asa is no exception. With every Southern drawl and swoon-worthy smirk, I fell a little further. Prepare to have Asa steal your heart.” (A.L. Jackson, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author)
“Asa Cross . . . good Lord. The man is warm honey poured over these pages: he’s deliberate, he’s seductive, he’s knowing. Don’t start this book unless you have an entire day to finish it . . . and a night to start it all over again.” (Christina Lauren, NYT and International bestselling author of the Beautiful Bastard series)
“Wildly addicting!” (Cora Carmack, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author)
“There’s something about her writing that always feels real and fresh. Each of her books is so incredibly different yet grounded in the same theme. Because of her, I want to move to Colorado.” (Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author)
From the Back Cover
You never know which moment might lead to forever . . .
Asa Cross struggles with being the man everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn't change its spots, and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn't want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one luscious arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it's easy to hit bottom when it's the place you know best.
Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but also her partner's life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends, she's trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation alone. Except she can't stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs, but his allure is too strong to resist. And she knows chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.
A longtime criminal and a cop just seem so wrong together . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.