Friday, February 10, 2017

FIRST TOUCH BY LAURELIN PAIGE- REVIEW

When Emily Wayborn goes home to visit her mom while on hiatus from her hit TV show, she receives a voicemail from her former best friend, Amber. Though the two were once notorious party girls, they haven't spoken in years. Although the message might sound benign to anyone else, Amber uses a safe word that Emily recognizes, a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild days. And what's more chilling than the voicemail: it turns out that Amber has gone missing.

Determined to track down her friend, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to the enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis, a hotelier known for his shady dealings and play boy reputation. Now, in order to find Amber, Emily must seduce Reeve to learn his secrets and discover the whereabouts of her friend. But as she finds herself more entangled with him, she finds she's drawn to Reeve for more than just his connection to Amber, despite her growing fear that he may be the enemy. When she's forced to choose where her loyalty lies, how will she decide between saving Amber and saving her heart?
I am still processing. And recovering. There was just something about this book. It is hard to describe without spoilers, and one of the main joys of this book is the suspense, the wondering, the not-knowing what happened. And, the brilliance is that, even when you don't know if you should trust either character, you still WANT to. I think that is what makes this work so well. You want to trust them, you like them.

Emily and Reeve. They are both so flawed, they both know this not only about themselves, but about one another.

The writing is engaging. The characters, well, you possibly aren't supposed to like them, but you do. You want to believe in them, and to trust them. You want them to tell you their secrets almost as much as you want them to tell one another.

The ending. The. Ending. OMG There is nothing that can be said that is not a spoiler. But this is one of those books that you finish and the FIRST thing you want to do is talk to someone else who has read it.

Go read it.



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