Series: Manwhore Series
Titles: Touch Me Not and The Sinners Touch
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: NA Romance
Since the death of her twin sister, Lily can’t bear to be touched. Not accidentally, not casually…and certainly not intimately. This makes it impossible for her to confess to her best friend Adam Roberts that she’s in love with him. She can’t give him the sort of relationship he needs, so she watches in silence while he plans his wedding with someone else.
Enter Nikoli Kinkaid, the campus manwhore…
Nikoli is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of women, and he wants to add Lily to his list of conquests, but she wants nothing to do with him—until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. He’ll teach her to enjoy human contact again, giving her a chance to win over Adam, while Nikoli uses all his considerable charm to seduce her.
But Lily raises the stakes…
Lily loves cars. Her late father was a racer, and she grew up under the hood of a car and on the racetrack. Nikoli has a limited edition 1970 Plymouth Barracuda she covets, so she informs him the terms of their deal also require he not sleep with anyone for six months. If he does, she’ll win the car. If she surrenders and ends up in his bed, his beloved ’Cuda is his to keep.
In an intricate dance of control and surrender, a reluctant friendship becomes something more. Lily begins to crave things she never believed she could, and Nikoli realizes there is more at stake than his reputation.
If Lily overcomes her phobia, will she crave Adam’s touch as she’s starting to crave Nikoli’s? Or will she only find pleasure from the touch of a semi-reformed manwhore?
Lily has had a rough life but she makes her way through as best she can. Except for being dealthy afraid of being touched. Her friends have tried to help her but it just doesn’t work. Which also makes her crush on her best friend Adam even harder. She loves him but she couldn’t stand to be touched by him.
Nikoli is the campus manwhore (don’t tell him that, he HATES it). He gets warned off chasing Lily but that just makes him want her more. And when he finds out she’s in love with her best friend, he makes a deal with her; he’ll help her for prurient reasons.
I both loved Nik and hated him. He was the definition of manwhore but he was also the only one willing to put the time and effort in to helping Lily overcome her Haphephobia (fear of being touched – yes I Googled it).
I fucked up.
She was the best and worst mistake I ever made.
I took the coward’s way out and ran.
Now I have a chance to make it right, but she’s being stubborn. It used to be cute, but this time it can get her killed.
Boston’s latest serial killer has his sights set on the only woman I have ever truly loved, and I will keep her safe even if it pisses her off, even if she hates me for it.
All bets are off this time. I want her. He wants her. Only one of us will win.
And I never fucking lose.
He left me broken, shattered. Pain unlike any I’ve ever felt filled me in the wake of his absence.
Six years later, I thought I’d finally gotten over him and moved on.
But Fate is a tricky bitch. She likes to torture us.
She brought Kade back to me, but I won’t ever hurt like that again.
I just have to stay out of his bed until this is over.
Fate is a cruel, cruel bitch.
After meeting Kade in Nik’s book, I wanted to hear his story. So I’m glad we got to. And got to see the end of the campus killer.
Angel has been a bartender for years. She makes the mistake of taking a break outside and sees the campus killer dumping his latest victim. And he sees her. So now she’s a target for this serial killer.
Kade has been in Boston helping to track down the campus killer when he gets a call that there is a witness now. Imagine his surprise when it’s someone he loved from his past.
An intense, gripping thriller with Kade and Angel’s love story wrapped in it. I hope we see more from this family. I love these brothers!
So who am I? Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tells me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.
Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values , I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there’s always someone to tell your mama you were seen kissing a particular boy on a particular day just a little too long. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was titled Lord Margrave’s Deception. I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.
Now, I live in a small town in WV where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach.
I love books, I love writing , and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.