Audrey has spent her life in fear of intimacy. Panic attacks rule her senses and after another failed relationship she finally agrees to get help. Entering a psychological study on exposure therapy is overwhelming, but it’s also Audrey’s last hope. There she’s partnered with Graham, an experienced psychology student, with his own baggage and hopes for the future.
With each revelation they sink deeper into one another, merging into the other’s lives in and outside their protective bubble.
Ultimately, there’s only one goal. One objective and together they’ll break new ground, layer by layer, until Audrey’s exposed.
I enjoyed Audrey’s brave search to overcome her anxiety and fears over her sexual hang-up. The premise with the experimental project was handled in a creative way. I wasn’t sure at first about Graham; he is a male escort. However, his care about Audrey and their growing relationship changed my mind. There is a bit of a twist at the end that made it even better.
Audrey was relatable, her pain was palpable. This issue was handled erotically and skillfully. The sex scenes escalated, but added to the storyline. I found myself rooting for Audrey, when she made a decision that could have ended badly. The growth of her character and willingness to face her fears was key.
Graham is not quite at the level of Carter Hightower, from Roxy Queen’s Taboo series, but he is a solid, strong character worth getting to know.
Roxy Queen is one of those authors that I look forward to reading, and this is just one more example!
About Roxy Queen
I live in the south with my family, two dogs and a semi-feral cat. My office window looks over a tree-fort and I secretly obsess over the college-aged neighbor down the street. All of my books come from a moment that I’ve thought about or evolved from an idea I’d like to read in a book. Since I can’t always find the books that I like I write my own.
Those books usually end up being about hot guys and strong women and the fun times in between.