she is the stewardess, he is the ruthless gentleman. her job is to make sure every single one of hayden's wants and needs are met. platonically speaking, of course. there's no fraternization between crew and guests, and avery has never been tempted. her career is too important, it's her redemption. she needs to help provide for her brother's long-term care after a swimming accident left him paralyzed. she needs to help her dad out with the bills.
but in taormina everything changes. it becomes clear that staying away from hayden is impossible. he owns her. and she owns him too. it's not smooth sailing. there are trust issues and betrayal and logistical issues related to being from different continents. but avery and hayden have *it*--that magical thing that makes it so clear that it doesn't matter what happens, what they share is built to last.
**the ruthless gentleman will publish on may 8,. 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of louise bay.