A Game of Cat and Mouse Filled with Dark Desires and Dangerous Secrets....
Emily Wayborn has made a decision.
She might not fully trust handsome and deadly Reeve Sallis, but he is the one person that gives her what she needs. With Reeve she can finally be herself. Submitting to him is the only thing keeping her grounded as the rest of her life falls apart. But the hotelier is a master at keeping secrets and as she continues her quest for answers, someone is making sure she doesn't find them.
Time is running out, and she is questioning everything she thought she knew about friendship and love. She must now make an impossible choice that will determine if she will survive with her heart...or her life.
©2016 Laurelin Paige (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
These books had so much potential! They were honestly to long, this whole story couldn't have been 1 book, too much inside reading about what's in character's head. Not to mention hours and hours of reading these 2 books, and the conclusion is literally in the last sentence! Loved the narrator though
Too many uses of pornography trying to make it seem erotic but failed to excite. Characters dull and one dimension. Repetitive and simple story line. Perhaps this story line is liked buy others but I would prefer something with more substance and intrigue.
No story line and rambling sexual encounters. Not sensual at all.
Probably not. Found her rather too juvenile.
None. I stayed with it as others liked the plot and the ending which was all of 10 mns and really didn't matter.
I bought this book because of the positive reviews. I wondered who would have thought this was anything but drivel and painfully boring.
I love Laurelin Page. But I thought Emily was too submissive for a main character.
I am almost ashamed to admit that I listened to these two books, completely, in the last 24 hours. If you do the Math, you'll realize that means I did not have time to sleep or anything else, for that matter. This story was powerful, frustrating and audible crack, for me. I had to finish the story. Was the writing perfect? no, it could have better, but as with everything, perfect wouldn't be genuine, either. However, in hopes of helping me feel like the last day hasn't been lost without leaving something tangible behind, I am going to list my thoughts on how the books could be improved.
1. I love Lauralin Page's ability to create unique stories and I love her concern with giving her characters depth but, sometimes less is more. Most of the protagonists and antagonists in her books waaaaayyyyyy over think. They think so much and Sooooo looonnnnggg, it ruins the rhythm of the story; it's distracting, confusing and down right agrivating. More than once, I have actually yelled, out loud, to them to " Get to the damn point!" I honestly have had to back tract, more than once, in the dialog to remind myself what the hell the question was that the character was pondering. I've even fast forwarded, in an attempt to avoid the agrivation; something I have never done before. Look. I love long novels, the longer the better. Kristen Ashley and Diana Gabledon are two of my favorite authors so I love long and in depth but it always strengthens the plot not confuses it.
Book two in the series drove me absolutely nuts. I want to climb in through the pages and smack the crap out of Emily. I almost put the book down several times, but the desire to know the ending kept me reading.
I didn't like Amber's ending. It was shallow and self-centered. I would like to have seen Emily put Amber in her place. Had Ambers story not ended the way it did I think the author could've wrote another book with her and possibly made her a hero in the end. But no she ended as a coward. And gave no closer to Emily.
As much as this book drove me crazy it's still ended pretty good. I still liked book one better.
Always in search of my next book boyfriend. <3
I do not own the print or e-book, but I will say that that the audio edition brings the story to life.
I can't think of even specific book to compare to but if you are looking for a book full of mystery and suspense, full of secrets, half-truths and deceit then this is for you.
I have listened to one and it amazes me how easily and flawlessly she is able to change her voice for different characters and different books.
It was and I did! I'm not even ashamed to say I did not sleep just so I could get to the conclusion.
I absolutely loved this duet and the only negative I have to say is the lack of epilogue. The book wraps up in the last couple of minutes that I was left needing to see what an actual life together looked like for these characters. The author does tell us what direction they plan on going but I needed more.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Wow.. Laurelin Paige really outdid herself with this epic conclusion to Emily and Reeve's turbulent, electric and erotic story. First I had to go back and listen to book 1 (First Touch) all over again so I could immerse myself in the dangerous world that Emily is now in while desperately looking for ways to get answers, and help, her ex-best friend Amber. This book isn't a standalone because you'll be completely lost. However, if (like me) you've listened to book 1 but can't quite remember all the finite details to the storyline and the complex relationship between Reeve and Emily then I implore you to go back and refresh yourselves.... as it's even better the second time round because when the WTF cliffhanger hits you're overjoyed when you can now flip to book 2 immediately.
As the dust settles after the major cliffhanger there's one mystery after another as threats are made and carried out, secrets pile up and remain unanswered, jealousy rears its ugly head and the Greek Mafia make their move. Emily and Reeve's relationship continues to be explosive as Reeve's sexually dominant side has found its perfect match with the submissive Emily totally, and willingly, giving up control of her body and her desires. She's a co-dependent, damaged, lost, insecure and an emotionally confused woman who's found the perfect man in the overpowering, controlling, possessive, mysterious, dark and sexually wicked Reeve who crackles power when he enters a room. But, as they very slowly learn to actually trust as well as love, they both eventually undergo major character development. There are chapters that go back in time to explain and highlight the relationship between Emily and Amber - which, in hindsight, was always dysfunctional and abnormal.
Suspense and intrigue oozes from every Chapter along with twists and turmoil, things you think are going to happen don't and things you never suspected are dropped into the mix as you drown in the angst, drama and erotic adventure. So it's not until the end that LP finally discloses her intricate and flawless masterplan as she skilfully reveals all the answers, reveals the bad guy, reveals the truth, reveals the deep love and concludes this emotional roller-coaster with a HEA ending. The chemistry was sizzling, passionate, hot and needy yet Reeve was more compassionate, understanding, loyal and tender in this second book... but never fear - he continued to be the rich, dirty talking, controlling, arrogant Alpha bastard that we've grown to love so much.
Worth a credit? Yes, and I'm in awe of Laurelin Paige's creative and talented mind because in this her flawed characters have so much depth, her storyline is an intricately spun tangled web which I happily snagged myself in for hours and I knew her HEA would be worth the wait. Told from Emily's POV by a brilliant narrator who turned this awesome book into such a memorable listen.
This story begins where First Touch left off. And let me tell you it did not disappoint.
With Amber back in Reeve's live where does that leave Emily? Being true to her friend she can't comprehend being with Reeve. Even more so after it becomes clear that Amber is still in love with him. From the moment Amber comes back into their lives it becomes clear that who ever left her in the state she ended up at the ranch was not done with her yet. Using that to her advantage Amber tries to weasel her way back to Reeve knowing farewell Emily would not stand in her way. But is Emily willing to give up Reeve so easily or will she finally break free from the hold Amber has on her and fight for him?
A story with amazing twists and turns, this story will have you at the edge of your seat starting with the first page until you read "the end". As I told the author "that was one hell of a ride. Brilliant, just brilliant". A must read. Thank you Laureline for this incredible ride❤️
Ok. I just wanted to scratch my eyeballs out with Emily. Always questioning everything she did or what Reve did. Like EVERYTHING, not a single thought of her own. Putting her best friends feelings before her. That being said I could not stop listening to the book. The scenes were hot, which made up for Emily's constantly inner questioning. The performance of the reader was good. The story was good, minus Emily constant pity party. Overall it's a ok book. Would I listen to it again. Yes, but not anytime soon
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