First Touch

Laurelin Paige
First Touch
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St. Martins Press
Release Date
December 2015
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

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?

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Dec 28, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
183 people found the following review helpful
5 "Addicting and Tantalizing Romantic Suspense" Stars! Loved it! This is one of those books that had me in a constant state of goose bumps. Chillingly and erotically thrilling, if you enjoy rich domineering heroes plus a fantastic romantic suspense plot that will keep you guessing throughout, then you will not want to miss FIRST TOUCH! But be forewarned, this addictive read definitely ventures on the dark side and moreover ends in one huge cliffhanger. So be prepared to sign on to read at least the next book in the series (Last Kiss), and possibly more, if you decide to embark on the First and Last Series journey.

Emily Wayborn is used to rich men. She, and her former best friend (Amber), made it their profession to cater to them. Men, who could in turn, provide Emily and Amber with the lives they had grown accustomed to. But that was years ago, and Emily and Amber have long since parted ways, until a seemingly normal voicemail message ends in a code word that sets Emily off to explore a past that she thought she had long left behind.

Determined to find her friend, Emily sets her sights on a man, billionaire Reeve Sallis, with a past as hauntingly dark as Emily's own secret desires. Though she had once preyed on the likes of men like Sallis, Emily must now chase the one man who may very well destroy her--all in the hopes of saving a woman she had once called her best friend but hasn't seen in years. The more Emily begins to uncover in her quest to seduce Reeve, however, the more she discovers that the seducer may very well be the one who is being ensnared.

Be prepared to have your sense of just how far you'd be willing to go in the name of loyalty and desire challenged. Moreover, the heroine's appetites will no doubt not be to everyone's liking or understanding. However, it is this unique perspective that makes this story all the more captivating and thrilling. At one point you will find yourself wanting the heroine to run away, but like a moth's attraction to a flame, you will no doubt in equal parts find yourself hoping for the cataclysmic joining that only such a case of forbidden attraction can ultimately lead to in the end.

I absolutely cannot wait until the next installment, Last Kiss. June 2016 cannot come fast enough!
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