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 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.
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
Last Kiss is the perfect ending to Reeve and Emily's story.
This was a re-read for me and was as good as the book. I love the narrator and she added intensity to the story.
Reece is the perfect mix of dangerous alpha man and sensitive, passionate lover. Emily was extremely submissive and frustrating, not just to the reader but also to Reeve. She finds her way but takes a long time to do so. This made the ending even sweeter.
Let those who you love know today, tomorrow is not promised! Life experience, Mishawn
I enjoyed the strength in love this book had. Friendship should never need to be so manipulative. This was a great 2 book listen.
Ava did a wonderful job in narrating this book. It was easy to know the change in time and characters.
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.
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