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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

She assumed he hated her. - What He Wants (Baxter Boys, #2) by Jessie Gussman

"5 STARS= Excellent= Immensely Enjoyable= I loved it...!I loved, loved, loved the book. It's definitely my favourite of all this author's published works so far. Awesome writing. Such depth and emotions. I cried, I laughed, and I swooned. Superb characterisation." - Ramla, Goodreads


Published: December 22nd, 2018

One night changed everything…

Cassidy Kimbell killed a man when she was only nineteen. 

Torque Baxter took the blame, serving ten years for her crime. 

He told her to flee the scene of the accident. He told her to run. He told her to keep her mouth shut, so that’s what she’d done. She’d let a boy with a crush become an innocent man behind bars.

Today, that man is being released.

Cassidy expects Torque to hate her. She knows nothing she has done to atone all these years can compare to what he’s lost. But she hopes becoming his sponsor on the outside, especially since she’s a lawyer now, might help.

Little does she know, Torque doesn’t want her to owe him. 

He wants her to love him. 

But to do that Cassidy would have to give up the life she’s built for the last ten years. She’d have to sacrifice it all, just like he did. 


She assumed he hated her. 

A bead of sweat trickled down her temple. The delicate watch chain snapped under her shaking fingers. She shoved the broken links into her clutch. 

Her hands stilled as the prison door opened. The jaws of a monster spitting out its prey. Prey she had fed it. 

A man, tall and straight, strode out into the sunlight. Her eyes devoured him. Same casual arrogance dressed in jeans and a t-shirt. Same confident walk, with only a slight limp. The limp was her fault, too. 

With his slim build, Torque would never be bulky, but she could see the t-shirt that probably fit him when he first walked into this building as an almost-eighteen-year-old now stretched tight over shoulders that had widened and filled out. 

Cassidy bit her lip and lifted her chin, taking a deep breath to calm the cramping of her stomach and disguise the curl of heat that came to life in her chest. Torque had always had that effect on her. 

She pushed the feeling aside and channeled her inner upper-crust snob—the only defense that had ever come close to working against the elemental pull that Torque exerted on her. 

The last words that man had said to her were, “Shut up, Cassidy.” Now, she intended to get one question answered. Then she had to figure out how to pay him back. 

What did ten years of a man’s life cost?

About the author:
Jessie Gussman is the award-winning author of The Baxter Boys series and The Sweet Haven Farm series - soul-stirring, SWEET, small town romance with humor and heart. 

Jessie lives in central Pennsylvania with a lot of other people. Some of them claim to be related to her. She has five dogs, nine nice cows plus one that tries to kill her every day, and twenty thousand chickens. Some of the people in her home claim a cat lives there, too, but those reports have not been substantiated. 

Jessie cooks for a crowd every day (except when she can get out of it) and does as little cleaning as possible. 

Jessie is allergic to social media, but she does send out a newsletter once or twice a week to a thriving community of several thousand readers. Anyone can subscribe, as long as Jessie doesn't have to cook for them. Her newsletter includes snippets from her life and books, along with special deals, offers and sneak peaks of soon-to-be released novels. Sign up here and get a FREE sweet romance novella delivered to your inbox

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Stephanie LaPlante said...

sounds like a great book.

Angela Saver said...

This sounds like a great author and my favorite cover is for What He Wants!