Girl Wife Prisoner by Hanna Peach(A Good Wife, #1)
Publication date: September 19th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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How far would you go to set yourself free?
Drake Blackwell is successful, controlling, and hiding a violent family past. He just made his latest investment: Noriko.
Imported from Japan and wed to a stranger, Noriko struggles to stick to the rules of a Good Wife. Drake can’t seem to love her, not the way she wants to be loved. She dreams of freedom beyond the gates of Blackwell Manor.
She meets Keir, a passionate young gardener who shares her desire to break free. He gets under her skin and ignites a fire in her she can’t ignore. In the midst of her quiet desperation she thinks she has found happiness. And a glimpse of hope.
But this affair can’t last…can it?
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~There is a darkness lingering, but not how you’d expect. There are monsters, but not as you usually know them. The truth is, in this story, no one is completely innocent. And it’s always darkest before the dawn.
The space between us crackled like a fire. I felt myself drawing towards him with an intensity greater than before, as if he had grabbed me by my shoulders and was pulling me towards him. As I leaned in he leaned in.
“Noriko,” his voice was strained. “We can’t.”
“We can’t,” I repeated. I kept moving into him.
“We definitely shouldn’t.”
We can’t, we shouldn’t; I was fighting a losing battle. He was so beautiful…but that’s not why I wanted him. I wanted his strong and hard-working hands on my body. I wanted his smart and passionate mouth on mine. I wanted to unwrap his mind, complex and layered like an origami, and for the depths of his soul to pour into my ear through his whispers.
I wanted Keir more now than ever before. I needed him. The rules I would be breaking seemed to matter less and less with every breath and with every grain of space that was falling away between us.
He stopped, his mouth an inch from mine. I paused too. Was this where it would stop? Would he pull away? Would he have enough sense for both of us?
He sighed, and it was a soft, sweet exhale which I caught in my mouth. “Damn us both,” he said under his breath.
Q. Sum up Girl Wife Prisoner in 5 words or less.
A. Forbidden love, desperate acts, redemption.
Q. What other books is Girl Wife Prisoner similar to?
A. Jenn from I Heart Books told me she thought it was similar (but different) to Insidious by Aleatha Romig. I haven’t read Insidious so I can’t say whether it’s true or not (but it’s now on my TBR list).
Q. What’s next?
A. Paper Dolls, a psychological thriller/love story about a woman who has to choose whether she saves her sister or her boyfriend, is coming out early Jan 2016. Then A Wild & Terrible Love (A Good Wife #2), a tale of wild love and revenge, shortly afterwards.
Q. What are some of your favorite books?
A. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane, Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. Eclectic, I know.
Q. What do you do when you’re not writing?
Hanna is the bestselling author of the Bound romantic suspense series and the Dark Angel fantasy series. Although she writes in more than one genre she can't write a book without weaving together a complicated plot and filling it with twists. She writes what she believes: good people can do bad things, ordinary people can do great things and choose love above everything.
Eternally restless, Hanna has lived in Indonesia, Australia, Germany, Scotland, England, Croatia and Ireland - everything she owns fits into one suitcase. She's planning her next move with her gorgeous (and understanding) partner right now. If not writing, she can be found wandering a dusty market in Marrakesh or trekking a mountain in Peru, often using her travels as settings in her novels.
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