Books have always been a passion of mine so this blog is my kind of journal of the novels I've enjoyed whether they are newly published or a few years old. I am lucky to be a NetGalley reviewer and a member of the best book club ever - TBConFB - and so have a never ending supply of reading materials which makes a one happy lady.
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
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 at all.
Picking up exactly where First Touch
left off, Emily finds herself caring for her half broken friend Amber in the
house of her lover Reeve. She know about their past and the fact that Reeve
loved Amber and wanted to marry her so let's be honest the situation could be
better. Reeve has only just revealed his feeling for Emily and so it seems that
Amber certainly has some great timing.
Amber seems distraught and scared half
to death. Still addicted to drugs doesn't really help and so she insist that Reeve is
the only person who can keep her safe. Of course she wants him back, but she
underestimates the connection that's blossomed between him and Emily.
Emily is loyal. That makes her choices
that much harder. Does she choose the love of her live, the only man that
understands her completely and she finally starts to trust; or her best friend,
who has been there for her (to a point) and showed her a life that satisfied her needs.
Amber is on a pedestal and it's a high one to fall from.
Personally I didn't trust Amber right
from the start and I believed in Reeve and his feelings for Emily. Emily however
struggles throughout the book. She doesn't trust herself to know what's best
for her and seems to always see the worst in Reeve and the best in Amber.
Without giving the plot away, I
thought this was a skilfully written second part of their story. Characters
were kept believable and various twists and turns were hidden in between the
I seem to say this a lot, but the genre
'erotica' might put people off, as most would think 50 Shades of Grey and run a
mile. I have read a few books from this genre now and this series in particular is more of a
'drama/crime/mystery' to me. Yes it has graphic sex scenes in it, but what book
or movie doesn't these days. So readers - don't be put off - First Touch and
Last Kiss have in-depth characters and stories throughout that deserve to be
Thank you to Laurelin Paige and NetGalley
for access to this book in exchange for an honest opinion.