Alicia has been married for year to a
man she despises. He is controlling and often violent and
treats Alicia with contempt most of the time. Alluding her
husband is something that Alicia has a hard time doing, but
if she has learned anything over the last twenty years it is
how to manipulate. When her husband holds his annual
auction for charity and fails to win her bid, Alicia laughs
inside while watching her husband struggle to maintain his
composure. Blake, the man who won her company for a date,
is someone Alicia instantly relates with and her attraction
to him is one thing she has to keep hidden. If she doesn’t,
he could wind up dead.
Blake and Alicia’s sexual attraction
and intensity was evident from the first time they saw each
other. Blake knows that Alicia is like a gilded bird and he
knows how important it is to keep her safe and out of the
hands of her abusive husband. After years of searching for
the one woman to spend his life with, Blake is filled with
hope when his bid for a date with Alicia is unmatched. He
knows that any move he makes could harm the woman he loves
and so their relationship begins in secret.
Because Alicia and Blake must be
careful, every single touch and kiss counted. Their world
was only theirs for hours at a time each time they could get
together. Add in a plot twist and Blake’s reaction to this,
and author Christy Poff caught me, reeled me in, and I was
unable to stop reading.
No Deal is mysterious at
times and erotic. Human emotions that are realistic make
this a worthy read.