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Desperate to Touch

(Hard to Love #2)

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4.39  ·  Rating details ·  795 ratings  ·  305 reviews
From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense.

I ran from him, even though my heart knew better.
Love was one thing, but survival another.

He chose a life of crime. I never wanted any of it; I only wanted him. I left when the danger bled into my life, taking more than I was willing to sacrifice.
I
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Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Published October 8th 2019
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
AHHHH!! What did I just read?! Willow Winters can seriously deliver an adrenaline pumping story where all I need are more of her words and the next book. This story was sexy and provocative and another action packed powerhouse that left me wanting more.

Desperate to Touch was an OUTSTANDING follow up to Hard to Love as we see what happens when Seth and Laura reconnect in the present. I loveeeed their chemistry and the fire between them and loved the progression of their story, the deepening
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Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Willow Winters brings her A game with this series. Seth and Laura are my new favorite couple! Their chemistry jumps off the page. Im in so much love with these characters!

What you need to know:
This is a spinoff of the Cross Brothers series and while I recommend that series (CARTER IS BAE) you can totally jump in here and totally fall in love.

These characters have a fantastic back story. Its a second chance romance that will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for more. I loved
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❤️ Paulette  Alphas Review
Title: ➳ ❤ Desperate to Touch

Series➳ Hard to Love 2#

Author: ➳ Willow Winters
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Publication: September 30, 2019

ღ I want to give you, Fair warning: once you start this book & get a couple of chapters in, you will not want to put it down.

I just love the chemistry between Seth & Laura and even more I just love Seth King! The man is just sexy as sin. I fell in love with his character way before this book

What a freaking fantastic book! It was captivating & amazing. The characters are all
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TheSassyNerdBlog
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-2019-reads
I have been sitting here for DAYS, not a day... DAYS... after finishing this book and trying to put into words, without spoilers just how phenomenal this book was and how much I loved it. I don't think any word/s can give this book justice... NO WORDS.

Willow was in her element when it came to Seth and Laura. Seth King? Oh man... I don't even know where to begin with him. As always Willow writes a complex, compelling and hot as hell alpha male. Seth is EVERYTHING. His whole personality is
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Heidi
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMFG!!! This book is everything. Seth and Laura are just explosive as in Hard To Love, , if not more. Once started, you will not want to put it down. Make sure you have quiet, uninterrupted time. This book will pull at your heart and leave you in a puddle. When Laura left, it broke Seths heart, and now that he has her in his grasp, he is never letting go. There is action, suspense, drama, feels, heartache, steamy chemistry and twists and turns. You will be on the edge of your seat, waiting to ...more
Willow Winters
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Desperate to Touch, the highly anticipated follow up to Hard to Love is now LIVE!!!!

I am so excited for you to continue Seth & Laura's story in Desperate to Touch! I love these two so, so much!

"Desperate to Touch is intense and suspenseful, incredibly emotional, SUPERBLY WRITTEN, and the push and pull is euphoric. This second book is everything." - Jessica, Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads

✓ Second Chances
✓ Intense, heart wrenching feels
✓ Delicious Alpha Male
✓ Mind-Blowing Twists
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Lorna
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unexpected!!!

What a FANTASTIC book. This is the continuation of Seth's and Laura's story from Hard To Love.

Willow knows how to grab a reader, and I'm totally hooked on this story.

This book starts as a slow burn as we reconnect with the characters, but suddenly the intrigue and mysteries from the first book start to take over, and the lives of Seth and Laura begin to unravel. An explosive confession is made, and dark forces are everywhere. The ending will just tip you over the emotional edge.
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W. Winters
Aug 27, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Desperate to Touch, the highly anticipated follow up to Hard to Love is now LIVE!!!!

I am so excited for you to continue Seth & Laura's story in Desperate to Touch! I love these two so, so much!

"Desperate to Touch is intense and suspenseful, incredibly emotional, SUPERBLY WRITTEN, and the push and pull is euphoric. This second book is everything." - Jessica, Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads

✓ Second Chances
✓ Intense, heart wrenching feels
✓ Delicious Alpha Male
✓ Mind-Blowing Twists
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Becca
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Speechless! A must read!
Its this mixture between unrequited yet requited love that just tears you up and heals your hurt all at the same time. It has just about as much romantic suspense that my palpitating heart could handle. Seth and Laura are undeniably meant for each other and to be together. The chemistry is off the charts! And not just when things get steamy but when they fight and even in the smallest of interactions between them. Seth gets to me in a different way than other heroes in
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My Introvert Romance Blog
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 FLAMING STARS

DESPERATE TO TOUCH by W.Winters has left me with no words... okay Ive had lots of words, just not words I put in here... so Ive sat on it pondering words and life and now I must express some of what I feel.

Im obsessed with this book world to no end, these characters are full of life and the passion and emotion between them can set you on fire. Seth and Lauras second chance story continues from HARD TO LOVE, its set in the present and the passion and lust filled danger and
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it.sgottabethebooks
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Willow Winters does it again. She never fails to deliver such PERFECTION! Desperate To Touch left me speechless and in utter shock. I have a hard time finding the right words to describe how incredible this book is as there simply isnt one word that could do it justice. I am in awe and adore what Willow can do. She takes her thoughts and delivers us such amazing, fantastic, and memorable stories and characters that completely captivate you. Seth and Lauras story is such an intense read and had ...more
Jenny
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Queen of bad boy books keeps us on the edge of our seats with the continuation of Seth and Lauras story. This complexity of this couple is amazing, and as always, information is revealed that makes you want to toss your kindle because: dayum. No one writes a great kindle tosser like W. Winters! 😂 I highly recommend this book and series, but save up your pennies as your kindle may not survive. ...more
K.S. Rochell
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Willow winters writes pure magic, she gives us so many fascinatingly, poignant and facets characters, I was absolutely Enthralled!!!

Willows, writing is pretty much like oxygen to my brain, I need her words to breathe... she has crafted yet another hit, a masterfully written story,


The heat that emanates, from the pages of this book is truly amazing and will make you fall head over heels for Seth and Laura!

Steamy, wicked, passionate-lovemaking, sizzling heat, never-ending desire, This book will
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Bibliophile  Chloe
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh!! Part two of the story of Seth and Laura starts out fast and keeps you riveted until the very end!  And oh holy crow that ending!! Queen of the cliffhangers is what Ms. Winters is!

Laura is struggling with her feelings of inadequacy and her doubts about what Seth really feels for her.  She is being dragged back into Seth's world and I don't think she knows the depths of what it quite is yet.

Oh Seth, he too is struggling with his feelings for Laura.  Is it rage and anger? Or is he too feeling
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Courtney Jackson - CNC Bookish Vibes
Ever read something so good it makes you utter 𝗪𝐓𝐀𝐅?!

You want to get your soul 𝘴𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘥:

𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐍 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊!

This go round you get to experience more of their present interactions and learn more of their past together. The revelations and secrets that are unveiled and the ability to dive into the connections between the Cross Brothers, our mysterious man Marcus and the ever present, Officer Walsh.

You get some questions answered, while an abundance of new ones are formed. You think youre
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Gem
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A breathtaking, heart stopping, panty dropping read. Addictive and fast paced, you won't put this down until you have devoured every page.

Seth captivated me in Hard To Love, but he is on a whole other level in this book! This story is addictive and emotional and breath taking. It is everything I want in a book and so much more. Once again Willow creates an amazing world with her words and draws you in until you don't know where the book ends and reality begins.

Action, drama, emotion, steam,
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Sarah N
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 sensational and addicting stars for DESPERATE TO TOUCH!!! Willow Winters delivers a fast paced and all consuming read! I literally could not put it down, and the resulting book hangover has me begging for more words! This book is so much more than just another second chance dark romance. It's so intricately woven and complexly written with deep emotion and soul.

Desperate To Touch checks off all the boxes. Intense chemistry, drama, suspense, and heat for days! Expect to read straight through
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Stephanie Ditmore
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I honestly dont even know where to begin. I just finished this book and Im left with WTF just happened. Wow, so much angst, passion, and lust, Seths world revolves around Laura and he is selfish enough to want her back with him always. Laura struggles with her truths, she loves him, she hates him, she yearns for him, but she left him high and dry, betrayed him and why would he want her back? Love is love, right? Or maybe its more than that with these two. Laura is uncovering information that ...more
Shaley- Pretty Little Book Blog
Willow does it again!! Another jaw-dropping, stunning story that left me breathless and anxious for more!

If she thinks I dont know how much it hurts, shes dead wrong.

Willow has a way with words that pulls me into her story to the point where it becomes my reality. It consumes me.

Desperate to Touch is the second installment in this series, and these are not standalone novels. They need to be read in order or you wont get the full story. So make sure if you havent read Hard to Love, another five
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Samantha I Love HEA Romance Book Blog
OH MY GOD!!!! Mt heart is completely in my throat! I apologize right now, in case I don't make sense in this review, because my mind is still reeling!! Willow Winters has just completely blown my mind with this book. I was on the edge of my seat through the whole dang thing! My heart was in my throat wondering what would happen next and oh god did I want to scream!

The suspense in this book is on point, it is intriguing and keeps you captive right until that very last word, even after the last
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MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog
I Need More!!!! Seth King is all grown up and back! Part two of Seth and Laura Roths story is here and continues right where Hard to Love left off. Seth is working with the Cross brothers. He knows Laura is in town and he wants her back no matter what. Will Seth be able to forgive Laura for what she did and get the answers he needs? Will they finally catch Marcus and put an end to his evil? So much Deception, Action & Intense moments you wont be able to put this one down! Seth King is so ...more
Momandbooks
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Desperate to Touch the second book of Seth and Laura story has me speechless in a good way. W Winters never stops amazing me with her captivating writing. You fall more in love with Seth in this book. Laura character is captivating and complex and strong a great female character. I started reading and was captivating by the story and couldnt wait to see what was going to develop next. This story definitely has the awe and WTF aspect and a must read by all. ...more
Sue
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Willow, Willow!! What have you done to me? Desperate to Touch is brilliantly amazing! Seth and Laura, sigh.... love them and their story. Another sizzling, gut wrenching, all of the feels book!
ABookLover73
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2020
Review coming soon...
Elle Kennedy
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Desperate to Touch, the highly anticipated follow up to Hard to Love by USA Today Bestselling Author Willow Winters is now LIVE!!!!

"Desperate to Touch is intense and suspenseful, incredibly emotional, SUPERBLY WRITTEN, and the push and pull is euphoric. This second book is everything." - Jessica, Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads

✓ Second Chances
✓ Intense, heart wrenching feels
✓ Delicious Alpha Male
✓ Mind-Blowing Twists
✓ Gripping, Romantic Suspense.



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Jackie D
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ah- What now? Somebody, PLEASE tell me I missed a few chapters.....
Gah, nope, another leave me hanging on the edge of Mt. Everest, ending. One that is going to take all my inner strength to hold out for the next book to find out what happens between Seth and Laura!
Ms. Winters weaves an emotionally charged, sexy, dark, goosebump-inducing story in such a way. It's easy to get caught up in all the corruption, emotional drainage, and banter of the dominant characters, and their compelling stories.
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Athena
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS

Desperate to Touch was absolutely incredible and more!!! Willow Winters is truly amazing with her carefully chosen words and the way she weaves the stories of the many characters in the Merciless World as intricate and beautiful as a richly woven tapestry.

I can't help but admire Seth and love his character, his dedication, and his loyalty. Although Seth is not related to the Cross brothers, he is important and is an integral part of their inner circle and family. With that in mind,
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Christine Jalili
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and completely stayed on edge! Loved the chemistry between Seth and Laura. But what secret has he kept from her? Theres so much action and suspense that will keep you on edge. Loved not knowing what will happen. It will leave you wanting for more. I cant wait for the next book. I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy and I highly recommend this series. I think the next book will be the conclusion. ...more
Tami Thomason
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished and my heart is pounding and I'm breathless! That was an intense rollercoaster ride from start to finish! I NEED Tempted to Kiss NOW!!
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
4.5 STARS

You have no idea how much I've been dying for this book. The first in the series, Hard to Love, was my very first Willow Winters book but that introduction to Seth and Laura quickly became my FAVORITE. I proceeded to devour as many Winters books as I could while I not-so-patiently awaited for this follow up. And wow... I am now more in love with these two than ever. They seriously KILL me with their chemistry, with their obvious adoration amidst their complicated dynamic. It's just too
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