Evelyn—Eva—Lacroix is desperate for a fresh start after her life goes fubar, thanks to her drug-dealing boyfriend getting busted. She hadn’t even known what he was up to, but no one will believe she’s innocent when all signs point to her.
Time for a location change.
Eva starts her new life at the side of the road, hitchhiking in the kind of heat that would melt steel and nearly her resolve.
Never one to pass up a chance to help a damsel in distress, Ace Waris picks her up on his way to Charleston. But he quickly learns this damsel is on the run from the law. Ace promises to help her, but could use a favor in exchange if she’s willing: he needs a little help with a rival. Can Eva be the distraction?
At first, Eva feels it’s a fair trade, but something doesn’t add up. Distrustful of Ace, she seeks out his enemy, Loïc Courteau, to discover the truth. That truth? Not at all anything she might have dreamed up.
It’s not about revenge, but a sensual game with high stakes, and she’s the new pawn.
What the boys don’t know is that Eva is not willing to lie down for anyone. Maybe it’s time the boys of Charleston were put in their place.