Lottie Harlow spends her days as a dog walker and her nights losing herself in wild fantasies at Phoenix, a members-only, voyeuristic sex club in New York City. Her anonymous existence is precisely planned. She must lay low, or risk facing the consequences of her family’s criminal past. She’s a ghost, and she likes it that way. But detective Hunt Walker is determined to uncover her secrets…
Hunt has always loved his nights at Phoenix, but they’re no longer enough. He wants more. He wants a relationship. He wants Lottie. He’s wanted her for years. The only problem? Lottie keeps him at a careful distance, never letting him get too close, ignoring the sizzling heat burning between them. He knows she’s intrigued by him, but she’s scared. He just can’t figure out why… But when enemies from her past come seeking revenge for her family’s deal gone wrong, Lottie’s secrets are revealed, and so is the explosive passion they’ve been fighting.
Soon, lust leads the way to love, but when Lottie’s brothers start threatening her, the line between right and wrong is blurred. Hunt becomes torn between his duty to his badge and his need to keep Lottie safe. But he’ll only get one chance to prove to Lottie that she’s worth fighting for… and that their love is worth the risk.
Lottie lives a lonely life full of secrets. Despite having a group of close friends, she has to hide everything about her life and her past. She wants Hunt Walker more than anything but the life she buried could ruin them both so she has to stay away. Hunt knows Lottie is the one, he’s just waiting for her to realize it. He doesn’t know why she’s so resistant to his advances when it’s obvious she wants him as badly as he wants her, but he can wait.
This is a friends-to-lovers, heroine-in-danger protector set in the Phoenix club series. Hunt and Lottie are perfect together. Their story is steamy and sweet, but doesn’t overshadow the suspense plot about her history and the danger they face. I really enjoyed their story. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.