When Emily Wayborn receives an answerphone message from her former best friend Amber, she knows something is seriously wrong. Emily hasn’t spoken to Amber in years, and when Amber uses a safe word in her message that Emily recognises — a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild partying days — she knows Amber needs her help. But when Emily tries to find her, she discovers that Amber is missing.
Determined to track her down, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis. Renowned for his shady dealings and playboy reputation, Emily is convinced that Reeve knows something about Amber’s disappearance. To try and discover the truth, Emily sets out to seduce him. But when she’s forced to decide where her loyalty lies, how will Emily choose between saving Amber and saving her heart?
If you devoured Fifty Shades and Sylvia Day’s Bared To You series, you will love the latest intense, passionate and page-turning novel from New York Times bestseller Laurelin Paige.
Without having this book even out yet the allure of all the 5 stars made a huge decision in whether to give this a try or not. Ending this year with many duds I found myself still in search of that one last awesome read of the year. The one that moves me. The one that made me hang on for the entire ride without wanting to loose grip. As I started First Touch I wondered how I’d feel at the end of it.
I was quickly thrown into a book of questions and a in the moment kind of story. You caught up as you went. Slightly. As the story was told, you wondered the all-important questions- the who and the why. Never getting a full in your face answer.
I have to say I read word for word up until the halfway point. After I finally got there I couldn’t stick to it anymore. I speed-read to get some answers. To get to the end. I caught on that the reader is supposed to not really know what is happening. I see the reason for suspense and mystery but I came to a point where I didn’t care. Sure, there were times where I had to know, just for the sane purpose of my mental being. And of course the allure of the male lead was pivotal to all these delusions surrounded Amber and Emily. Reeve was a man. A suspicious hot man. He was beyond alpha. He was Reeve Sallis.
“I’m certain your mouth feels good. I’ve kissed it and I have a good imagination. I’m more curious about your cunt.”
But for the life of me I never felt why she had any type of attraction to him when things changed. When did they change? I didn’t see the connection. The pull. Sure the allure of this man, I get that. And of course of original reason makes all kinds of stupid sense but to keep it up. To keep coming back. Hell guess he was that good!! Certainly not for the faint of heart. There is your warning!!
And though I’d keep searching for Amber- always-she no longer mattered in my relationship with Reeve. Without her, I’d still be consumed with him, obsessed with him. Owned by him.
Reeve was the reason I never gave up on First Touch. Even with the skimming. There was something about his wickedness and his horrible mouth that I liked. But it was also the suspense that flowed around him that I just had to know. I have to know. Even in all the history of books past I think I figured my own conclusion but for some Reeve reason I had to see it with my own eyes. I can’t even say if I believed it all either. Towards the downhill of this book as a few secrets were revealed I intrigued and liked the rush of the suspense gave me.
As far as the next book? We all know there is a next book, so, there lies no secret. But, even with my skipping so much, part of me still needs to see this through. The question is, will I read it immediately? Or will I just review stalk?
Guess time will tell!
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.