Pain - romance by Amanda Mackey

If you like your love dark, then this is the book for you. Lilian Harris works and lives at The Sanctuary. A vast oasis for rescued lions, tiger and elephants who suffered lives of abuse. She has had more interaction with her animal friends than humans. When her father informs her that a 19 year old prisoner is coming to work and stay for 2 months as part of his probation, Lil is apprehensive.

Enter Justice Armstrong. Tall, dark, inked and full of attitude. He thinks being sent to The Sanctuary is a waste of time but he doesn't have a choice in the matter. When he meets Lil, the firecracker who isn't afraid to put him in his place, he's more than a little attracted to her. She, however fights the attraction for as long as she can, until insights into Justices dark past lead her to believe that maybe, just maybe she can help him the way she has helped her rescued animals.

As the chemistry sizzles and the attraction can't be denied any longer, Lil soon learns how Justice deals with the demons of his past. Can she save him or will it be too late?