Cox writes a character who is so beautifully twisted by a past filled with lies, tragedy and misplaced trust. The hero struggles to stay sane while everything and everyone is trying to drag him under. Being in control keeps him going through the motions, but he has dark secrets that he will soon reveal, and he doesn’t care who he hurts in the process, including himself. Lucky is just as damaged, but she sees only redeeming qualities in Q, wanting to help him save himself. A wonderfully written tale (previously released under the title Porn Star) that will have readers rapidly turning the pages to find out what happens next. A truly amazing story that you will definitely want to read over and over.
Q is a billionaire who has everything that he has ever wanted, but his life is empty. The only things that he looks forward to are his plans that he set into motion many years ago. They will bring about the one thing that will bring him true happiness. In the meantime, he occupies himself with meaningless sex that will lead nowhere. Lucky is on the run after barely escaping a brothel with stolen information. She knows that she will eventually be found, but if she can make enough money, maybe she can pay them off. When she answers Q’s ad, she has no idea what she has signed on for, but she dives in head first. The explosions that they set off are nothing short of incredible, but there are true emotions involved — something neither has ever experienced or expected. (FOREVER, Apr., 400 pp., $14.99)