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 at all.
We continue on the torrid affair that Emily has with Reeve, but there is a major wrench in her happy ever after: Amber is back. While in the past, Emily and Amber both had no problems with sharing, that quickly goes out the window as they both want Reeve and neither want to share.
If you have read Laurelin Paige books in the past, then you know that this duology is a lot different than her other books. It goes into the dark as the romance part of Emily and Reeve’s relationship is boarder line abuse. This was the part that I couldn’t really wrap my head around. I couldn’t really grasp the idea that she would basically let him assault her on a regular basis and just welcome it. I know that we have seen parts of why, but I couldn’t really believe that she would let Reeve do the same thing as other people did in her past.
My favorite part of the whole book/series is Emily and Amber’s relationship. I love how complex and intricate it was and the many, many, many layers that make it up. There is a bit of a sibling rivalary between the two of them, even though they are not siblings. You can feel the jealousy that they each have for one another and I love how we get to see how that jealousy can take control. My favorite scene was towards the end of the book after the twist happens. I was able to figure out the twist but I loved that Emily surprised me with her reaction.
I had hoped that I would like Reeve after this book but I didn’t. Like the first book, we get to see that dominating, alpha male but without that softer side being revealed, I couldn’t really connect with him. Yes, we do get to see about his past, but he’s detached from it, it felt like he didn’t care. On the surface, there are similarities between Gideon from Crossfire series and Christina from Fifty Shades, but the difference is, I could connect with them.
The series is a darker side of Laurelin Paige that I haven’t seen before and I like some of the levels and risks that she took. While I wasn’t able to connect with the characters, I did overall like the story. I liked how love, jealousy, and selfishness can make people do crazy things.
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Laurelin Paige is the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She’s 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 and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.
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