Title: On the Surface
Series: Imperfect Love
Author: Nikki Ash
Genre: Single Dad Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2019
People see what they want to see. They only view what’s on the surface, and they’re easy to fool. I let them see on the outside that I’m a successful businesswoman. My clothes are designer, my makeup flawless, and I live in a high-rise condo in Lennox Hills. They see perfection, not what lies beneath the surface.
The real me, the one I keep hidden is a broken-hearted woman who uses the makeup to hide her tears. The expensive clothing covers a heart once shattered by love. The walls of my expensive home shelter a lonely woman who hides the fact that deep down she wants to be loved. A woman who is too scared to risk her fragile heart.
For ten years, I’ve managed to hide behind the image of perfection. Only letting people see what’s on the surface.
Until I ran into Jase.
Now, every raw emotion, every shattered piece of my heart that I buried long ago is exposed outside the protective walls of my high-rise condo. No matter how hard I try, I can’t keep the walls from crumbling. He sees me beyond the image that I’ve created. He says he can handle what’s below the surface, but can I?
Celeste. Introduced in the previous books of Imperfect Love, I was just waiting for her story. She had clearly been burned in the past and when we were introduced Jase in Going Deep, it was obvious who had hurt her. Celeste and Jase were young when they meet and quickly fell for each other. However, misunderstandings broke both them and sent them on very different paths in life.
When they meet again, Celeste is a successful model and businesswoman and Jase is a tattoo artist and single father. Watching her friends fall in love has made Celeste realize that she wants that for herself. In takes a little while for Jase and Celeste to clear up their past misunderstandings. However, once that happens their relationship and steamy sexual chemistry is off to the races. On the Surface takes two broken characters and gives them a chance to heal together. It is expertly crafted and a superb read. The reader finds themselves pulled so deep into Jase and Celeste’s love story, they end up not wanting the book to end.