Alesha's affair with Derrick was over before it began a few years ago and Derrick never really got over his relationship with, Alesha. So, when the opportunity came for him to take what he wants, he did. Alesha's goal in seeing Derrick again is to help her brother, unfortunately she has to do what she doesn't want to in order to help him.
This was a sweet story, though when one thinks of blackmail, sweet, doesn't come to mind. I have been reading blackmail concepts for a long time and I still love them. You have the strong sexy Alpha male who has been scorned and wants retribution, and the female who is willing to do what she has to.
The first couple of chapters started out appealing and reminds me of a Harlequin Presents book, which isn't a bad thing. However, as the story progress that thought went away. The story kept the same pace throughout, until an ex came back to into town to cause trouble for both characters. Both Alesha and Derrick's characters complimented each other as they try to figure out their relationship that is based on blackmail.
Sometimes as a reader, in certain books, as you're reading along you play match maker in your head with other characters, which, I did like the secondary characters in this story. Cam, Derrick's best friend, I liked him a lot and of course would hope there is a follow up story which involves, Angela, Alesha's best friend. Also, an odd match would be Robert, Alesha's brother and Diana. Diana has attitude but she needs someone to bring it down a bit and that always makes for a good read, the stormier the better.
This is the author's first book and I have to say well done and I am definitely interested in reading more, as it only can get better with each story. Also, the title got me in the mood to play that song all day.
Storyline: FAIR to GOOD