Only Trick

Jewel E. Ann
Only Trick
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Amazon Digital
Release Date
April 2015
Contemporary Romance

"Don't Look Back in Anger"

In one night, I lost five years of my life. Here's what I know …

I was homeless.

I'm a recovering drug addict.

My inked skin crawls from lustful eyes.

I have a serious aversion to women.

My gay partner is a home wrecker.

I own a gun and I'm a damn good shot.

I'm a makeup artist, but it's an insult to my talent.

I've never wanted to possess anything except my Ducati … until I met Darby.

Now here's what I know since that day in the ER when she pieced me back together … nothing—but a few random thoughts.

My new "friend" is distracting, clingy, and obsessed with acronyms, emojis, and phrases like "breakfast soul mates."

I didn't want to like her, but she crawled under my skin and swallowed me whole. Now we're best friends and she's my new addiction. I'd drink her from a shot glass, snort her up my nose, or inject her into my veins if I could. What I won't do … is ever tell her that.

She doesn't know me … I don't know me. When those missing years come back, I think she will hate me … I think I will hate me.

My parents named me Patrick Roth, and this is my story.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Aug 11, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
119 people found the following review helpful
4.5 "Squirrel with a Forgotten Past" Stars!

If you read the book, you'll understand the reference. If you haven't, then I challenge you to explore this unique read. I have to say the blurb hooked me, though the read was unlike anything I was expecting or that I have previously read. This is one of those reads where the less you know going in, the better, as a number of important factors in the plot are a "trick". You will no doubt be left to surmise one conclusion, only to be intrigued by the crafty writing which hides the truth, like a magical illusion. The one thing I can tell you, is that if you enjoy emotionally gripping, sensual, erotic and romantic reads with a suspenseful overlay, then I highly recommend adding ONLY TRICK to your TBR list.

They were never supposed to meet. Having grown up on complete opposite sides of the tracks, Darby Lucille Carmichael, a senator's daughter, and Patrick "Trick" Roth, a former drug addict and the son of homeless parents, are the least likely couple you could imagine. Nonetheless when their paths cross, notwithstanding their unlikely connection, they feel a camaraderie unlike any they had previously known. Soon they become enveloped in a friendship like no other. Trick becomes Darby's first real friend and Darby gains a position in Trick's life unlike that which he has allowed any other woman to possess before.

They were warned to stay away from each other. Trick, a make-up artist, living with an older man, and Darby's step-mother and father ever conscious of their public political image; theirs was not a union meant to be exposed. Still no obstacle, large or small, could keep them away from each other. When their chemistry, however, starts creating undeniable, yet arguably unfulfillable signals, they will be left to question the forces that appear to keep them apart.

They couldn't help but let destiny take its course. When exceptions are made, the forces that strive to keep them apart begin to unravel. Though the truth has been forgotten, it nonetheless threatens their new found happiness. Will memories be the death knell of their fragile union or is their connection stronger than any dark force could ever destroy?

My background is purposefully vague. Go in with an open mind. The magic of this read is in the unfolding of its tale. There is also a touch of the forbidden that makes the romantic and erotic nature of this read so much more palpable and profound. I also really enjoyed the feeling of being constantly assaulted with the sense that there is more to this story than what you are being told, leaving you engaged, alert and waiting to discover the inevitable. In the end, however, you can't help but root for love, forgiveness and second chances.

This was my first read by Jewel E. Ann, and it definitely exceeded my expectations. Ms. Ann has hooked me with this unique read. I so look forward to reading more of her works in the near future.
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