After eight years in prison, Levi Rush is finally out and back on the gritty streets of Detroit to claim the future he was owed. A future that includes the one woman he’s wanted for years—his former best friend Rachel. She’s the reason he went inside and if getting her to do what he wants means buying the building that houses her tattoo studio and using it as leverage, then that’s what he’ll do. Because if there’s one thing he’s learned inside it’s that if you want to win, you have to play dirty.
Rachel Hamilton is a tattoo artist and one hell of a tough girl. Detroit is her home, and she’s determined to make it a better place. But her plans are threatened when her old friend Levi reappears and gives her an ultimatum: she gives herself to him body and soul, or else she and her business are out on the street. Levi’s got no room in his heart for anything but anger and the lust he’s been carrying around for so long. But the only thing stronger than the secrets of their shared past is their fiery attraction to each other . . . Praise for Jackie Ashenden’s Mine to Take “The sex is dirty-sweet, with a dark lick of dominance and the tantalizing potential of redemption.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review “Intriguingly dark and intensely compelling . . . sure to keep readers in suspense.” —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick
“Ashenden twists and tortures her characters with impressive skill.” —The Washington Post
About the Author
Jackie Ashenden lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband, the inimitable Dr. Jax, two kids and two cats. When she's not torturing alpha males and their stroppy heroines, she can be found drinking chocolate martinis, reading anything she can lay her hands on, posting random crap on her blog, or being forced to go mountain biking with her husband. Jackie also writes the dark, sexy contemporary Nine Circles romance series for St Martin's Press. Visit her at jackieashenden.com.
Praise for Jackie Ashenden:
“Ashenden tells a powerful story of two tormented souls finding each other in this good, fast read with rough, graphic, and enjoyable sex. A winning start of a very interesting series.” —Booklist on Raw Power
"The third Motor City Royals novel once again sees Ashenden challenging convention to create a dark, complex tale that series fans will no doubt savor. Ashenden is a master at crafting romances full of blistering tension and overwhelming passion . . . Readers will find much to like here, particularly Ashenden’s prose, which manages to cut right to her characters’ hearts with seeming effortlessness.” —RT Book Reviews on Sin For Me “An explosively sexy start to the Motor City Royals series. With this beginning, there’s no telling what other surprises Ashenden has in store.” —Heroes & Heartbreakers on Dirty For Me
"Ashenden, a veteran author of the steamy and sensual contemporary, launches a Detroit-based series that plays to her strengths and readers' tastes. Tension and heat pervade the frequent sex scenes . . . the damaged protagonists are easy to cheer for. Readers will eagerly anticipate future installments in the series." —Publishers Weekly on Dirty For Me
"An intense scorcher of a story that is sure to delight fans and win her a legion of new devotees . . . Unforgettable." —RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK, on Dirty For Me