Genre: Contemporary Romance
True Crime novelist Ian Sharpe has spent his career writing about serial killers for very personal reasons. For his latest exposé, he is taking on the sadistic madman known as the Red Ribbon Strangler, and when his research leads him to Hollywood’s most private and provocative actress, he will break every rule to uncover her truth.
The daughter of one of Hollywood’s golden couples, chased by paparazzi and treated as a commodity her entire life, Veronica Romero wields her sex appeal like a weapon. She expects Ian to be as easy to control as every other man she’s ever known. But from the beginning, he refuses to fall into line. Mysterious and cool, challenging and just a little bit dangerous, Ian somehow makes her feel safe—even as he digs into the deepest secrets of her life and pushes her to the breaking point.
As raw ecstasy gives way to agonized truths, their dark obsession exposes secrets that have been buried for far too long. Ian wants to tear down her walls and heal the sensual woman underneath. But if Veronica’s learned anything, it’s that the line between pleasure and pain is a narrow one—and when caught between them the only thing that matters is how you play the game.
Lovegame is intended for mature audiences.Review:
I’m really not sure how much I can say about this book without giving too much away–there’s a whole lot you don’t learn until you’re well into the book, which makes for a slow start but one whopper of a last third or so–so I apologize now for a whole lot of vague.
Both Veronica and Ian have secrets. They both have pasts. Both of these–their secrets and their pasts–are going to come together in an explosive way that will almost rip them apart forever. I have to admit that for a while there I was actually afraid it was going to be forever, that’s how bad it was. Throw in some psychological suspense (someone’s trying to make Veronica think she’s losing her mind, and OMG that plotline’s a doozy) and off-the-charts erotic scenes, and we’re back to the whoa again.
It was difficult to really identify with either character at first–so much was being kept back, and Veronica’s defensive walls have defensive walls with defensive walls–but once they really let you in? Watch. Out.
I’m going to have to take a look at my ereaders, because I’m pretty sure I’ve got a few more Tracy Wolff books on them that I’m going to have to take a look at.
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff lives in Texas and teaches writing at her local community college. She is married and the mother of three young sons.