Sophie Jackson and Simon & Schuster reveal the new cover and official summary for A Pound of Flesh, Jackson’s debut novel, coming June 2015.
Late last year, I brought you news about the highly anticipated book/series A Pound of Flesh, Sophie Jackson‘s debut novel from Simon & Schuster (U.S.). At the time, we didn’t have many details—we knew the story would center on a forbidden romance between a headstrong, female prison tutor and her handsome, bad-boy student. We also knew could expect the first book sometime this upcoming summer.
Well last week (thanks to an exclusive from Heroes & Heartbreakers), we got some amazing news, including the official summary and cover reveal! Check them out below:
Orange Is the New Black meets Jennifer Probst’s New York Times bestselling Marriage to a Billionaire trilogy, featuring a strong-minded prison tutor who discovers that her sexy bad-boy student is far more than he appears to be.
Haunted by nightmares of her father’s street murder fifteen years ago, Kat Lane decides to face her fears and uphold his legacy of helping others by teaching inmates at a New York prison. There she meets arrogant Wesley Carter, who’s as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick-witted, and with a reputation that ensures people will keep their distance.
As teacher and student, Kat and Carter are forced to leave their animosities at the door and learn that one should never judge a book by its cover. As Carter’s barriers begin to crumble, Kat realizes there’s much more to her angry student than she thought, leaving them to face a new, perilous obstacle: their undeniable attraction to one another.
When Carter is released and Kat continues to tutor him on the outside, the obstacles mount. Can they fight the odds to make their relationship work? Will Kat’s family and friends ever accept her being with someone of his background? And will Kat’s discovery of Carter’s role on the night her father died force them apart forever…or unite them?
You know that I’m addicted to forbidden romance, and A Pound of Flesh is certain to elevate that storyline to another level. Kat trying to fulfill a promise she made to the father she lost in a most brutal fashion…finding fulfillment in her teaching and in a new relationship with Carter, only to learn that this might not actually be their first acquaintance—I LOVE IT!
I also really enjoy that another one of my favorite authors, J.M. Darhower, is on the cover and speaks so highly of A Pound of Flesh.
So, I’m calling all lovers of contemporary romance and/or bad-boys with a soft spot for fierce, intelligent, complex girls—this is a book you’ll want to have in hand as soon as humanly possible, trust me!
PoF will be available starting June 9, 2015 (the day after my birthday *twirls*); add it to your Goodreads TBR list HERE and then head over to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iBooks to pre-order your copy today!