When Hugh Colton’s father ran off, leaving him with a pile of gambling debts and a crime boss demanding repayment in stolen cars, his options were limited. Now his life’s on hold, and the last thing he needs to be worrying about is a distressed redhead in a Poison Ivy costume. He sure as hell shouldn’t be rescuing her in the car he’s just boosted—or asking her to come home with him. But a thief like him can’t offer more, no matter how much he wants to.
Everyone either leaves or is taken away, at least that’s all graphics designer Shay Freestone has ever known. And after a confidence shattering, career destroying break-up, she’s sworn off relationships forever. So it’s a good thing this raw, bearded, mountain of a man isn’t her type. Yet as one reckless hot night leads to another, their casual, no-strings affair starts to feel like so much more.
Can two hearts with too many secrets dare for a future?
“This book was completely and totally fantastic. I was in love with the characters from page one. I could not put it down.” – Goodreads Reviewer
“What a little gem this was! I went in not knowing what to expect from a new to me author and I loved it.” – Reader Reviewer
“Trust me when I say, I think you are going to want to read this book. Hugh Colton just made me fall in love with him within a matter on pages…..” – Wicked Good Reads
The story/journey of Hugh Colton and Shay Freestone is captivating, thrilling, incredibly sexy and just plain amazing. I haven’t read too many books by Sherilee Gray to date, but I’ll be remedying that very soon. These two MCs had so much power and determination that I was not only hooked by their personalities, but hooked because I got invested in their success. I really really want it to work out for them. So I clung to the story. read it in mere hours. Which is really kind of funny when you think about it, because this is fiction and most always the guy and girl always get each other in the end. But when you read Swerve, it doesn’t feel predictable. You honest to God are on the edge of your seat praying it all works out in the end for them both. Two more opposite people, Sherilee Gray could not have created. Not in the typical way of have/have-not type of thing. It was in personality and life view. Hugh is a true dirty talking, gritty bad-boy that will melt your panties off and make your girlie parts sing Soprano just by saying Hello. And Shay, well she was …. gun-shy, I think is the best word for her. She was cautious about life. She hadn’t had the best of luck in the life department so it was really difficult for her to be open, mainly with herself. But they were perfection together and made for a very steamy and heart-warming story! They were ridiculously good for each other. Where one failed, the other conquered. That is the best couple to read about, in my opinion. Where one pulls the other, and vise versa, out of their insecurities and helps them grow with in themselves and together.
Seriously good story here people. It’s not a new story, but the author’s style and voice made it unique. And her attention to characterization was top notch! Well done!
ARC provided for blog tour review
Sherilee Gray writes sexy, edgy contemporary romance. Stories full of heat and high emotion, following stubborn characters as they fight against the odds… and their happily ever after. She’s a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful NZ with her husband and their two children. When not writing or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.