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Work for It

Work for It

by Talia Hibbert


Between men like us, trust doesn’t come easy.

In this village, I’m an outcast: Griffin Everett, the scowling giant who prefers plants to people. Then I meet Keynes, a stranger from the city who’s everything I’m not: sharp-tongued, sophisticated, beautiful. Free. For a few precious moments in a dark alleyway, he’s also mine, hot and sweet under the stars… until he crushes me like dirt beneath his designer boot.

When the prettiest man I’ve ever hated shows up at my job the next day, I’m not sure if I want to strangle him or drag him into bed. Actually—I think I want both. But Keynes isn’t here for the likes of me: he makes that painfully clear. With everyone else at work, he’s all gorgeous, glittering charm—but when I get too close, he turns vicious.

And yet, I can’t stay away. Because there’s something about this ice king that sets me on fire, a secret vulnerability that makes my chest ache. I’ll do whatever it takes to sneak past his walls and see the real man again.

The last thing I expect is for that man to ruin me.


Work for It touched my soul, deeply. Olu was the protective older brother in Undone by the Ex-Con and world traveler who is running from himself and I’ve been waiting impatiently for his book. Let me tell you, it was well worth the wait.

Olu’s equal match proved to be a small town elderflower production manager, Griffin. He doesn’t fit in in his town any more than Olu fits in the life he’s living. Both are scarred and broken characters who have serious issues to work on and as they fall in love, they begin to work on them together. Talia Hibbert does not shy away from the pain of serious issues like depression and social isolation. Work for It was a beautifully crafted and touching book.

About the Author:

Talia Hibbert is a Black British author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room, but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate.

She writes steamy, diverse romance because she believes that people of marginalised identities need honest and positive representation. Her interests include makeup, junk food, and unnecessary sarcasm.


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Received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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