Title: Touch Me Not
Series: A Manwhore Series Novel
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: NA Romance
Published: September 22, 2015
A past tragedy has left Lily Holmes burdened with a devastating secret…
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 a phobia and can't be touched due to the trauma of losing her twin sister when she was younger. Her best friend Adam who she is secretly in love with can't even break through her phobia. Campus manwhore, Nikoli sees her and wants to add her to his list of conquests. They enter into a game of cat/mouse-he breaks her phobia to land her best friend Adam & Nikoli scores his conquest, Lily. They enter into an agreement for 3 months. During this time time they both find out that they have a lot in common-fast cars, gaming world and that lines are blurring as the time nears for them to go separate ways. Lily Bells as Nikoli calls her, sees the real him that those others see as a manwhore only. She realizes that she is not in love with her BF, Adam and is only lusting after him. The love she has is only the love of a sister and best friend.
Nikoli takes his time with Lily Bells to allow her to overcome her phobia using baby steps at first then he steps up his game by some of the mild dominance in BDSM to push Lily Bells to overcome her fear of being touched. He can only sleep with her if she can handle being touched. While Nikoli helps Lily, she is also helping him in many ways that he doesn't see until it is too late. Will they stay together or go their separate ways? Can he heal her after all this time?
Nikoli oozes alpha male dominance to Lily's quiet side. He calls her "Milaya" & "Dushka" in Russian (swoon worthy) add his bad boy mouth and it's hot. This is the first book read by this author and can't wait to read more on this series. Not certain if it will continue on their story or introduce the remaining Kincaid brothers who are like Nikoli. Would love to see more on the main characters and secondary characters as their is so much to their stories. You'll get a damaged girl, drama, kinda sorta triangle, manwhore and some suspense with a great story and characters, including secondary that will leave you wanting to finish book in one sitting.
“This was my first book by Apryl and I loved every minute. I couldn’t put it down and literally read this book within just a few hours. Lily and Nikoli pulled my emotions all over the place. One minute I was laughing, the next crying, then swooning, and of course I wanted to smack both of them a few times. Get ready for fast cars, a girl with a phobia, a prick of a best friend, and a hotheaded dirty mouth manwhore.” ~ Saint and Sinners Books
“Love, love, love this story. I ended up staying up all night to read the story and I had to work the next morning. Thank you for such a wonderful read and I can't wait to read more in the series.” ~ Amazon Reviewer
“I felt every emotions there possibly is it seems while reading this amazing book! To overcome something is remarkable! To fight for what you want, unbelievable! This is just an amazing book to add to your list of books to read or to grab right now and read!” ~ Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
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 tell 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 and morals, 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 a romance 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. As I grew up, I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.
Now, I live Huntersville, NC 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. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.
I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.