Contract of Shame

Sam Crescent
Contract of Shame
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Evernight Publishing
Release Date
March 2012
Book 2 of Unlikely Love
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Unlikely Love, 2

Richard Shaw doesn't believe in love. He does believe in getting what he wants, and Scarlet Hughes is next on his list. In his world, there is nothing he can't have. All he needs to do is find her weakness.

Scarlet is a single mother trying to make ends meet. A nightmare from her past keeps her cut off from men and relationships, but a steaming kiss one afternoon in the office leads to her shame.

For one week, Scarlet will give Richard her body and in return he'll give her the means of giving her son a good future.

But when her past comes back to haunt her, Scarlet can't hide from her fear any longer, and Richard must risk everything to claim what is rightfully his.

Will Scarlet find it in her heart to forgive him?

Be Warned: forced seduction

Book Review by RomanceInReview
Jul 09, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
195 people found the following review helpful
CONTRACT OF SHAME by Sam Crescent is an erotic romance that is a great combination of sweet and hot. This is book 2 in the Unlikely Loves series. You could read this one as a stand-alone, but you will appreciate the characters more if you have read the first book. I prefer to read a series in order whenever possible, so I bought the first book, Blackmailed by the Beast, and I was glad that I did read them in order.

Scarlet Hughes is a single mom with a four-year-old son. She is struggling to make ends meet and to provide her son with the medical care he needs. Her boss, Richard Shaw, has been a good man to work for this past year, until he suddenly calls her into his office one day and makes her an offer that turns her whole world upside down.

I highly recommend this book and give it 4 out of 5 stars. It's very well written and the story hooked me right from the start. There's a lot of great passion and heat, but also tender romance, and even a touch of mystery. I have become a fan of Sam Crescent's books and CONTRACT OF SHAME was my favorite so far. Ms Crescent always creates characters that I care about and pulls me into the story emotionally. Scarlet and Richard have both tension and heated passion between them, making their story an exciting one. The conflict and drama kept me glued to the pages and anxious to find out what was going to happen.

If I had not read the first book and had just started with this one, I'm not sure I would have liked Richard, at least in the beginning. Since I did read the first book, I already liked him and cared about him going into this story. In this book we meet Scarlet and I instantly liked her. As a single mother myself, I could definitely relate to her in a lot of ways. She is just trying to take care of her son and he comes first in her world. I assume there will be one more book in this series about Tony, who is the third friend in their trio, and I'm looking forward to reading his story.
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