In Laura Marie Altom's scorching new Shamed novel, perfect for fans of J. Kenner and Tracy Wolff, a broken heart pushes a rugged loner to the breaking point—until a not-so-innocent affair changes everything.
When the woman he loves marries billionaire Liam Stone, Nathan Black swears off dating and playing by the rules. He's also tired of being broke. His new gig as a male escort isn't exactly legal, but the cash will help him build a solid future. Then there's Carol Moore, Liam's personal assistant. She and Nathan always seem to get paired up at Stone family functions—and always seem to end up in bed together. She's definitely intriguing. But how could a good girl like Carol settle down with a screw-up like Nathan?
After Carol's dreamy boss gets hitched, crushing any chance of them getting back together, she finds herself hooking up with the bride's best friend. Nathan is hot, adventurous, and just a little bit dangerous. But when one of their sexy games goes too far, Carol discovers how out of control Nathan's life really is. And before long Carol is forced to choose between her safe old life and the bad boy who makes her feel like the woman she's meant to be.
Praise for Laura Marie Altom's Shamed series
“Emotional, passionate, engaging . . . Liam and Ella are a couple to root for. Readers who loved Control will devour Possess in one sitting!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of Desired
What happens when you have to witness the women/man you love marry someone else ??? This is Carol and Nathan's story .... The story starts off witnessing the marriage of Ella and Liam but unbeknown to there friends Carol and Nathan are hurting as they love them too and when people are hurting they turn to others to hide the pain, This is where Carol ( Liam's assistant) and Nathan ( Ella's friend) first meet and console there loss in each other. After a one night stand they continue on with there daily routine, Nathan being a grocery stacker and Carol assistant to Nathan. Nathan can only be described as the boy next door his the loveable man who wants more out of life and feels trapped in his daily life and job. Carol is the ice queen she is the assistant to Liam, she lives life by high standards but she's running from her past... As the days carry on after the wedding they wonder if they can be friends with benefits and fall into that route but Nathan feels his not worthy of Carols time his constantly broke and with Carol always assisting in paying for them something has to change, that's when Uma leads Nathan into a new lifestyle where he has the fancy car, the designer suits and money in the bank but this new role does not sit well with Carol and she tries to tell Nathan it's not that easy. The depth of the twists in this story have you wanting to read more there are revelations in both Carol and Nathan's stories but everything Carols life throws at them they handle as a unit but when things turn rough for Nathan he can't handle hurting Carol or those he loves around him so he separates himself. When life looks as if it's crashing down around you and even the love of your life has turned there back you have to fight with everything you got. A gripping 4* read with a truly amazing ending. There are parts in this where you think to yourself " you silly man" etc