Book Two, Manhattan Bound Series
By Juliet Braddock
Sweeping through the glitz and glamour of New York’s high society and the drama unfolding
in the dressing rooms of Broadway, WRAPPED, by Juliet Braddock, continues the journey of a
young theatrical publicist’s foray into submission under the tutelage of a dashingly dark star of
the stage. WRAPPED is the second book in The Manhattan Bound Series.
When Drew McKenzie presents Maxine Kirk with an ultimatum, challenging her to engage in
his wanton brand of desire, she readily embraces her awakening hunger for a lifestyle that
defies her perceptions of romance.
Entranced by Drew’s charming appeal and by his sensual assault to her senses, Maxine clamors
to discover every nuance of this new relationship, ravenous to explore verboten fantasies that
seem possible to fulfill only with Drew.
While Drew remains both confident and conscientious in his parlay of power over Maxine, his
own tragic secret lurks in every shadow upon his path in life.
As the nightmarish details of Drew’s unimaginable life emerge, he fears that this new world
he’d begun to build with Maxine will crumble around him.
However, as Drew opens his heart to Maxine’s unwavering support, he questions his own
bravery, wondering if she’ll take a bow and make her exit…or if she’ll stick around for the
Juliet Braddock Biography
Juliet Braddock’s first efforts in creative writing came long before she learned to put crayon to paper. In fact, she began spinning stories in her head nearly as soon as she could form complete sentences. As long as she can remember, she’d always created sagas about imaginary friends, family members and pop culture icons, and kept everyone around her entertained with her witty—but often very tall—tales.
For her sixth Christmas, Juliet’s mother got her a child’s typewriter to preserve all of those creative thoughts filling her head, but she quickly switched to ball point pens and notebooks when the ribbon ran dry.
Most of Juliet’s early attempts at writing romance focused on members of Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet or young leading men on Broadway. However, as she matured as a writer, she decided that it was just as much fun to create her own romantic heroes and heroines.
At an early age, she also developed a love for big cities, and the tallest of skyscrapers were never high enough for her. Juliet’s wanderlust would eventually lure her to New York, a city she often visited during her formative years, and her love affair with Manhattan began. She’d promised herself that one day she would return for good.
Juliet’s passion for writing and for big cities converged, and after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she decided to set out on a journey to find her heart…just where she’d left it.
A week after her college graduation, Juliet made the big move from a small town to New York City, where she has made her home ever since.
In between building a career in communications and writing on the side, she’s indulged in international travel, theater and art. A wine and food buff, she’s by no means a connoisseur, but she can give a few good restaurant recommendations if you’re in the city.
“There’s something so inspiring about living in a city like New York that’s so rich in culture and so very vibrant. Every neighborhood has its own story to tell,” Juliet says. “I often do my best plotting on the subway, just observing the lives unfolding around me. New York truly has a billion stories nestled between the skyscrapers.”
A proud Manhattanite, Juliet couldn’t live anywhere else—except for Paris, perhaps—and is a gushing cat-mom to a Russian Blue mix who was rescued as a kitten from the streets of Brooklyn.
PRAISE For WEAKENED from around the web
“Juliet pulled me into this story right from the word ‘go.’ She wove a tale that's both believable and inventive, leaving you in love and weak in the knees. There is so much passion in her words, and care taken with the characters and story descriptions. I cannot say enough good things about this book.”
“Love, love, LOVED this book and can't wait for the next one! Drew couldn't be a more perfect Dom, he's patient, kind…but so dominant Alpha you can't help but drool over him.”
“These characters are so well suited for each other you can't help but cheer for them, because the author leaves you craving and wanting more. The glitz and the glam of New York is the perfect setting for this beautiful well written story.
“In love with Maxine and Drew already, two characters silently suffering but putting on a brave face for the world. They are both flawed and beautiful, these characters have the makings of a wonderful love story. I couldn't stop reading this and can't wait for the next installment.”
“The words are so well written and the budding relationship between Maxine and Drew is beautiful. I can't wait until the next book to see where she takes them.”
“The chemistry between Max and Drew is off the charts!”