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The Heart of Smoke

$25.00

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This is a signed copy of “The Heart of Smoke” (Shameful Secrets Series Book 3) (Paperback).

 

He’s a mysterious recluse with an unhealthy obsession with his therapist.

He doesn’t want help… He just wants him.

 

Love is for those who deserve it. I certainly don’t. The person I loved most in this world died in my arms decades ago and I am to blame. I’ll forever be tormented by what-ifs where I was Mom’s hero instead of this repulsive, mask-wearing beast I’ve ultimately become.

 

All that’s left of my heart is black smoke—suffocating and toxic. I’m nothing but a shadow of a man, locked in my dark fortress of a home, away from people and hidden in my carefully walled-up world.

 

My family is all I have to live for. Somehow, they look past the fact I survived when Mom didn’t. Like it’s not my fault. It’s also why I’ll protect them with every single fiber of my being.

 

Even from him.

Tate Prince has been paid by my father to infiltrate our family. Invited not just into our homes, but into our past, our heartaches, and even our minds. Dad thinks this young man—a therapist with a captivating grin—is the key to repairing all the damage we’ve sustained over the years.

 

But I know better.

I can see through Tate’s friendly disposition and easygoing nature.

In his eyes are dark secrets that haunt him like ghosts from another life. He’s not as perfect as he seems. Underneath his mask of smiles are ugly truths I’m desperate to uncover.

 

And I will uncover them.

If that means keeping him under lock and key where I can watch his every move, I will.

It’s not captivity if he’s being paid, right?

 

However, when I start unraveling his life, I learn there’s a lot more to Tate than meets the eye. The more I discover, the more obsessed I become. My heart, the dusty, charred, still-smoking useless organ sparks to life making me come to a startling realization. I want him.

 

I’m not the only one who feels this way, though. Tate’s biggest secret is he already has a monster in his life. A terrible, spiteful monster—one who’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants.

 

But I’m uglier, nastier, and a hell of a lot more vicious. I may have failed to save my mother, but I will not fail this time.

Tate is mine.

 

***This is a complete mm standalone novel with a happily ever after.***

 

Shameful Secrets Series

 

1 – The Teacher of Nothing (Callum’s Book)

https://authorkwebster.com/product/the-teacher-of-nothing/

2 – The Tangle of Awful (Hugo’s Book)

https://authorkwebster.com/product/the-tangle-of-awful/

3 – The Heart of Smoke (Jude’s Book)

4 – The Law of Deceit (Dempsey’s Book) Pre-Order Now!!

https://www.amazon.com/Law-Deceit-Shameful-Secrets-Book-ebook/dp/B0CRJK6RRP/