New Release by Regina Modesta



“Of all days to immortalize, this one is definitely it. I officially have my dream job! The only weird thing about going back today was…well, there’s only ever been one weird thing at Helping Hands, and that’s Tav.”

When she writes in her journal, Zel Brighton can see with absolute clarity what she wants – career success – and she’s not about to let anything stand in her way. But the quiet yet attractive office recluse with the mysterious guitar in his cubicle keeps occupying her mind. She wants to penetrate Tav Fosco’s emotional wall and become friends, but she soon realizes that “friends” won’t cut it. Their deepening connection, along with some startling words of caution from Tav’s dying aunt, leave Zel confused and standing at exactly the kind of crossroads she swore she’d avoid at all costs.

Tav Fosco has never sought more companionship than his music. He’s lost a lot in his thirty years, and with his sassy Aunt Tillie getting sicker and sicker, he accepts that he’s going to lose her too. Then the magnetic new intern walks in and Tav realizes he wants much more from life – a kind of “more” he’s convinced a closed off guy like him can never have. Just as he begins to feel that he and Zel have a chance together, Zel delivers a blow that brings his hopes crashing down.

This is a stand-alone story with a moderate-to-high heat level that takes place within the Forbidden Drive fictional universe.

About The Author


My favorite part of romance is when you feel that unbreakable connection form between the main characters, knowing they’ll follow each other to the ends of the earth. Even better is when that realization is followed by some good hot and steamy stuff! For me, this passion is where the heart of every love story lies, and it’s what I try to build my novels around.

When I was younger, I read a lot of books looking for those breathtaking moments. Sometimes I found them, sometimes I didn’t. Sometimes the plot was incredible and thrilling, yet the story seemed to lack the connection between characters that’s so dear to me. I wanted to write my own sexy, character-oriented novels that didn’t get too muddied up with violence or outrageous plot twists, but I was worried I was the only one who would like them, so I was afraid to try.

Two English degrees and a happy marriage later, I’ve finally found my voice and I’m not afraid to use it. I love exploring all sorts of social issues and questions in my writing about women’s role in romance and in life, and have done so in several genres. But as I raise two daughters, it has become especially important to me to focus on romance heroines who develop healthy relationships with both themselves and their hotties. I make as much time as I can for writing while raising my kids, and I hope to make my readers fall as deeply for my bold, intelligent characters as I do!

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