WRONG FOR ME                                             JACKIE ASHENDEN

After eight years in prison, Levi Rush is finally out and back on the gritty streets of Detroit to claim the future he was owed. A future that includes the one woman he’s wanted for years—his former best friend Rachel. She’s the reason he went inside and if getting her to do what he wants means buying the building that houses her tattoo studio and using it as leverage, then that’s what he’ll do. Because if there’s one thing he’s learned inside it’s that if you want to win, you have to play dirty.

Rachel Hamilton is a tattoo artist and one hell of a tough girl. Detroit is her home, and she’s determined to make it a better place. But her plans are threatened when her old friend Levi reappears and gives her an ultimatum: she gives herself to him body and soul, or else she and her business are out on the street. Levi’s got no room in his heart for anything but anger and the lust he’s been carrying around for so long. But the only thing stronger than the secrets of their shared past is their fiery attraction to each other . . .


This is a very powerful story about a man Levi Rush, coming back to the neighborhood he left eight years ago to do a prison sentence. His goal is to change the neighborhood form the way he remembered it from when he was living there. His second goal is to make the life for Rachel Hamilton as painful as much as it was for the last eight years. He was protecting her the night he killed a man and when it came time for court she never showed up. Her reasons are explained along with why she was never able to bring herself to visit him in prison. He wants to blame her and other people around him for the problems that he had, and is still having. When she takes responsibility for her part he is still carrying around a lot of anger that is actually destroying him, and all of the good he thinks he is wanting to do. The love he profess for her is destroyed by his anger towards himself and the neighborhood that he has been gone from for eight years. For him to see this it takes the love of Rachel to walk away from him this time because he is blinded by hate, and anger. He must overcome and accept his roll for his part in his own actions for going to prison. The author brings this out towards the end which really makes for a very powerful story about forgiveness of self, and then moving on to the people close to him. A very good and powerful story, with excellent characters. I got this book from netgalley.com. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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