Undercover cop Clay Navarro left the Sultans biker gang a changed man. Its ringleaders may be awaiting trial, but he wears the memory of every brutal act he was forced to commit tattooed across his skin. He doesn't have space in his messed-up life for anything gentle--not now, maybe not ever.
Dr. Georgette Hadley is drawn to the damaged stranger's pain, intimidated but intrigued by the warmth that lies beneath Clay's frightening exterior. But when the Sultans return looking for revenge, she finds herself drawn into the dirty underbelly of a life forged in violence...that not even her touch may be able to heal.
Undercover Agent Clay carries both, the ink and scars of his life so far and the ones that line his soul. Now hiding out, he prepares for one final push that will see those who have hurt so many finally getting what they deserve.
George has such a need to help others but no one can help ease her sadness. Existing yes but not truly living for the past ten years and yet all that can change in a heartbeat. Her newest patient needs her skills but what if it's really her, just as she is what he really needs? For George, the intense desire to touch him is a visceral thing, but forbidden. Yet something has undoubtedly awoken inside her but there's a darkness not just inside Clay but following him and their time is running out!
By Her Touch, the follow up to Under her Skin, is just as harrowing and dark at times and yet there's a sense of redemption permeating it. It felt good to really get to know what makes George tick and I especially enjoy the lighter moments with curmudgeonly characters not to mention those who like to meddle as it made the life portrayed in this small town feel realistic. Yet, I must point out it's a very emotional romance with dark undertones and there are chilling moments and it’s so hard not to empathise with these characters. I read this fully understanding Clay and George are on a journey of sorts but they are not alone, no they both have to face their past.
By Her Touch has lots of heat as the couple connect on every level. I loved how the story developed and sincerely hope that Jessie who has played a part in both books will find love too. So, my final thoughts are Ms Anders has written a very gritty, emotional story that was incredibly hard to put down.
This is a voluntary take on a copy I received from NetGalley and my thoughts are my honest opinion.