I wasn’t looking to fall for an angel. But the first time I laid eyes on Whitney Vanek, that’s what happened.
Then I found out she’s my boss’s girl’s best friend. Someone I won’t be able to avoid, even though I know I should.
Because a woman like that? Gorgeous and smart and full of life? She’s not for me. She thinks she knows me, but she doesn’t. She doesn’t know the things I’ve done. The people I’ve hurt. What these scarred hands are capable of.
So I’ll do the only thing I can. I’ll watch over her. A guardian devil, built for her protection. Like the thorns that protect the beautiful rose, I’ll be the ugly that makes anything that tries to hurt her bleed.
And if she’s ever in danger, I’ll risk everything for her.
Even my soul.
Tara Wyatt‘s Tease Me kicks off her Kings of Hell’s Kitchen series, a spinoff of her series The Prescotts. This is the prequel novella, nicely setting up the couple in the first full book ( Tease Me ), Killian and Whitney.
In this novella, we find out how and why Killian came to work for Lucian Prescott (the hero of Bad Intentions ) and witness as he meets Whitney–the BFF of his boss’s girlfriend–the woman he is both fascinated by and sure he cannot possibly ever be worthy of.
I especially loved the scenes from Killian’s POV–they are so deliciously angsty, and I just know I’m going to love watching him earn his HEA in the next book. Whitney is intriguing as well–I love that she’s an author who writes erotic romantic fantasies. She has a lot of self confidence, and I can’t wait to see how she will finally convince Killian to fight for their romance.
If you’ve read The Prescotts books, parts of this prequel occur simultaneously with Lucien and Olivia’s wedding (the same weekend as Until You ), but if you haven’t, it works fine as a standalone too. Though the next book doesn’t come out until the end of May, which gives you plenty of time to get caught up. Just saying… #sorrynotsorry
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.