Series: Twisted Wishes #3
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: May 6th 2019
Length (Print & Ebook): 105,000 words
Subgenre: Contemporary Rockstar romance, LGBT romance (m/f with a queer trans man and a pansexual cis woman)
Warnings: Plot revolves around the stalking of a rockstar. Two scenes in a hospital. Short flashback to the start of attempted sexual assault of a minor that is quickly interrupted. (See my review for more Content Warnings.)
Twisted Wishes bass player Mish Sullivan is a rock goddess—gorgeous, sexy and comfortable in the spotlight. With fame comes unwanted attention, though: a stalker is desperate to get close. Mish can fend for herself, just as she always has. But after an attack lands her in the hospital, the band reacts, sticking her with a bodyguard she doesn’t need or want.
David Altet has an instant connection with Mish. A certified badass, this ex-army martial arts expert can take down a man twice his size. But nothing—not living as a trans man, not his intensive military training—prepared him for the challenge of Mish. Sex with her is a distraction neither of them can afford, yet the hot, kink-filled nights keep coming.
When Mish’s stalker ups his game, David must make a choice—lover or bodyguard. He’d rather have Mish alive than in his bed. But Mish wants David, and no one, especially not a stalker, will force her to give him up.
Anna Zabo talks Reverb:
Sometimes protectors need protecting, and there’s no shame in that. It doesn’t make you weak. Sometimes you have to let go of the expectations you’ve carved into yourself to be with someone. Also that the love of family and friends is just as important as romantic love.
“Still wanna walk me home, honey?”
His voice was as dry as his mouth. “Would be a delight, darling.” He held out his arm for her. “Shall we?”
Laughter danced in her eyes, and her smile did nothing to quell the warmth in his gut or the stiffness of his cock. Fuck. She took his arm. “Lead on, Mr. Altet.”
They walked out of the studio to the smiles and amused looks of the rest of Twisted Wishes.
When they got into the elevator, Mish patted his arm. “You realize if we walk out into the street like this, your face will be all over the internet within thirty seconds?”
“My face is gonna be all over the internet anyway, given how much time I’ll be spending with the band.” They reached the ground floor and stepped out, still arm in arm. He pulled her to a stop before they got within view of the outside world. “Question is, do you want them to think I’m your latest boy toy?”
She made a sour face. “I have a feeling you’re no one’s toy.”
David couldn’t help the chuckle. “Oh, I can be. But only in private, and off the job.”
Her penetrating stare pinned him. “That’s interesting to know.” Her lips slid into a smile. “Too bad you’re on the job.”
Yeah, but the job was a hell of a lot safer than being a rock star’s boy toy. “You think I’m trouble?”
That got him a laugh before she disentangled from him. “You know, I was dreading this, but you’re fun, David.”
“I try,” he said. “And I know perfectly well you can handle yourself, but it doesn’t hurt to have someone watching your back.”
Oh, the wickedness in her grin. “I don’t think it’s just my back you’re watching.” She headed toward the front doors.
About Anna Zabo:
Anna Zabo writes contemporary and paranormal romance for all colors of the rainbow. They live and work in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which isn’t nearly as boring as most people think.
Anna grew up in the wilds of suburban Philadelphia before returning to their ancestral homelands in Western Pennsylvania. They can be easily plied with coffee.
Anna has an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, where they fell in with a roving band of romance writers and never looked back. They also have a BA in Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.
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