(A standalone within a series)
Publication Date: June 9, 2022
Genre/Tropes: Intrigue/Age-Gap/Bodyguard Romance
Author: Tia Louise
Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars
A hero doesn’t always recognize they are a hero…Scar and Hana both have their moments of heroism in this beautiful, and yes, wonderfully filthy book, but their emotional growth is simply heroic.
Dang, did I love this book!!! I totally want to leave my review with that simple sentence, but….Scar was all that and every bag of chips in the chip aisle. He has a dark history. It’s one that is complicated and best read when the time is right, but he’s also the gentlest giants when it comes to Hana who had been abused and for the first time in her life feels safe around him. He’s one of Tia’s best wounded heros and his story is stunning with twists and so much love.
Hana has her own dark past, but the growth she’s had from her sister’s book through the end of this one is wonderful. I adored how she helps Pepper, Hutch’s niece, and takes her own happiness in to her own hands. She has grown into a woman that deserves to stand by Scar’s side.
Their relationship is sweet, and super, super hot, but also has its own complications, so I’m back to saying I loved everything about it!!
Good girls are saved by princes, but my savior is a monster.
After my father died and my family splintered, I became a target, a pawn in a game I didn’t know I was playing.
Then he appeared—dark, dangerous, tormented, and always just within reach.
He makes me come alive. He makes me remember.
He makes me feel something I lost years ago: Safe.
And he thinks he can keep me at arm’s length…
Once upon a time I was a hero, until the sins of my father caught up with me, and I was forced into darkness.
I should’ve died in that fire. Instead, I served evil men, until I risked it all by walking away.
Now I’m a wanted man. At any time, I could be taken down for what I owe.
What I don’t expect to find in my hiding place is her—broken, beautiful, so damn tempting.
I was hired to keep her safe. I shouldn’t touch her with my filthy hands.
But every day it gets harder, then she starts sneaking into my bed.
Together, we’re filthy, but together, we can find our way through the flames.
(FILTHY is a stand-alone, bodyguard, romantic suspense novel. It contains a fierce, wounded alpha-protector and the filthy girl he’s hired to protect. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)