My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
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?
I am so flabbergasted right now. confused. and almost speechless after reading this book. . . But speechless in a good way. AND left wanting. Like I legitimately can't believe Laurelin left us on that big of a cliffhanger.
Everything I feel starts with "I can't believe". I can't believe he didn't put together who she was. I can't believe that ending. I can't believe she took the blame for what happened. I can't believe there is anyone more fit for these two, other than each other. I can't believe I found some of those things she liked so hot. I can't believe we don't get the truth of what happened. I can't believe how much these two came to mean to one another. I can't believe there is still so much unsaid. I can't believe who showed up. I just ... can't believe how much I'm left wanting. Just wanting so much more of this story.
The steamy side may not be everyone's flavor, or heck you may not understand her need for it, and honestly I don't know if its mine, but its still written so well that I found it so hot.
I also like that I kind of don't like the person she sets out doing all this for. As the stories unfold and history comes out, I kind of don't like this person - yet I feel like I should. It's quite an odd feeling.
I kind of also wish we got more of the truths. Was Chris right? I feel like I was left with so many unanswered questions. Who was that ? Who did it? How does he know them? How did she know him and them? What happened? What happened to that guy? Just so many unanswered questions. . .
The suspense in this book is insane. The way LP kept trailing us along giving us tidbits by tidbits. I felt like Hansel and Gretel wanting to follow the breadcrumbs back home. This is just a trip up crazy street that you will just fall in love with.
this was a 4.5 star read for me!
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release date 12/29