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Lose your heart to your new bad boy book boyfriend. Wes Carter - sexy, edgy, behind bars, with emotional scars as permanent as the ink on his skin, just waiting to be healed by love...
Fans of Samantha Young, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Jamie McGuire, Katy Evans and Prison Break will find this powerful love story utterly addictive and unforgettable.
Their love is forbidden. But won't be denied... Can true love heal the deepest scars?
For Kat Lane, teaching inmates at a New York prison is her way of upholding the legacy of her beloved father, murdered fifteen years ago. But when new student Wes Carter walks into her classroom, she's shaken by the strength of her attraction to him. Carter is as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick-witted - and he ensures people keep their distance. Yet vibrant Kat bypasses his defences and challenges him to reveal the real man behind the intimidating reputation. As their emotional barriers crumble, their inescapable but forbidden feelings cannot be ignored. But will Kat's discovery of Carter's role on the night her father died force them apart...or bind their hearts for ever?
A Pound of Flesh is a tale of loyalty, redemption and all-consuming love against the odds, introducing an irresistible bad boy hero...
I love a 'forbidden romance' so when I read the blurb for this one and all of the recent reviews, I knew it was a book I had to read. A prison worker and a prisoner? Yes, please!
“Just one taste. Just one. That’s all I want.”
The story took a little while to really get going for me. I read a few chapters and wasn't all that interested. I wanted more from Carter's character. The blurb classes him as a bad boy and whilst he is in prison, having been committed for a drug related crime, he really wasn't all that 'bad' like I was expecting. He was intellectual, funny, surprisingly caring and really nothing like I had expected, I just wanted his character to be a little more.. gritty. At times there was a real tenderness to Carter that was so unexpected, especially when it came to Kat and his feelings for her.
Kat Lane, a new member of staff at Arthur Kill prison, is assigned to teach literature to the inmates. Carter gives her trouble from the start, which in turn, leads to them having 1:1 tutoring. Cue the sparks flying around the room every single time they meet.
"I want you.. God help me, I don't care if it's against the rules. I want you so fucking much."
There was a lot of sneaking around and denying their feelings for each other, but for me it didn't last so long that it got irritating. By the half way mark both of them were prepared to deal with their feelings and see where it took them. I get irritated when an author drags it on, with characters denying their feelings, so I was pleased when this wasn't the case. Of course the characters have hurdles to overcome, but they always did that together.
Kat and Carter's relationship was brilliant to read about. Their pasts are entwined in a way that you can't even imagine and watching the two of them discover that and work on it, as well as getting to know each other more, was great. I love the way in which the author created their love story. It wasn't necessarily the most unique but she wrote it in such a way that you felt like you had never read a story like it. I loved every minute of it.
"The thing is, I might not have flowery fucking words or anything,
but I'm... I'm serious about you."
The book has a gorgeous ending, with absolutely no cliffhanger of any sort. However, this book is going to be part of a series. As far as I can tell, the next book in the series is going to be about a secondary character, Max, who is Carter's best friend. His story is very much set up in this book and I can't wait to read what happens with his character. This author's writing is brilliant so it's sure to be a great read.
"You’re everything to me, Peaches. You always have been. Always.
You’re the best thing I’ve ever had in my life…you’re my everything.”
I rated "A Pound of Flesh" ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ peachy stars*
Sarah Jackson was born in in Inverness, Scotland and can be found on the following social media sites: