Levi's Ultimatum is book 2 in the Purgatory Masters series, Book 1 is Tucker's Fall and is available now.
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In search of someplace to belong...
Levi Hawkins was a typical fun loving, hard partying college student with his whole life in front of him -- until one tragic night ripped his world apart and left him adrift with no home or family to return to. After a soul crushing stint in Afghanistan, he spent a decade wandering the globe searching for something or someone to make him whole again. Weary of regret and consumed by loneliness, he puts his heart on the line and turns to the only people still connected to him by blood.
He found an obsession...
A chance encounter at a lakeside café puts single mother Tori Ford directly in Levi's path and he's ready to stake a claim. She wants to keep her life simple. Work hard, raise her daughter, save some money and one day open the pie shop she's always dreamed of. She doesn't need complicated and she certainly doesn't need a wickedly hot Dominant to take control of her future. Except when he touches her she yearns for the pleasure and passion of submission. But Tori can't take another heartbreak and she can never trust Levi with her heart or her daughter if he won't open up about the darkness slowly consuming him.
Tori backed away from the door Gabe had left ajar and pushed her back against the wall. Curiosity had driven her to follow behind her boss after he left his office, although she shuddered to think what he'd do to her if she were caught. The rumors of his need to discipline were spread far and wide and employees were often given a choice of the door or the bench. But whatever Levi had started down in the club wasn't going to get dropped, and if they were going to discuss her she wanted to know. Now she'd overheard more than she bargained for and she didn't know how to process it. A chance encounter at Nina's cafe this morning had left her out of sorts and unsettled all day long. Enough that she'd called Gabe and offered to work tonight in the club. A job she had no business taking in this frame of mind. Her only hope had been to work out whatever the hell Levi's sudden presence had done to her and regain her focus.
He'd annoyed her, that's for sure. Even road grime several inches thick and an obvious need of a hot bath with a gallon of soap had not detracted from his good looks. And now that he'd cleaned up he'd turned downright lethal in that department. Her stomach still jolted at the memory of her first good look at Levi in the club. She'd damn near swallowed her tongue. All six foot something of him had exuded a level of innate power she'd felt clear to her bones. It had been so strong she'd glanced around to see if anyone else had noticed.
Amidst a sea of people in every shape, size and orientation he'd still stood out. Tall and broad shouldered, with dark wavy hair that looked like he'd done nothing more than run his fingers through it with amazing results. He'd trimmed his scruffy beard several inches without removing it altogether and the first thought through her mind had been how would it feel to have that sexy facial hair scratch across her belly or against the inside of her thighs as he...
Damn. When exactly had beards become so sexy?