When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry. Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life.
Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5
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What I loved was that I found myself just as curious and fascinated by the journals as Sara and worried about Rebecca's fate as well. I mean, Jones, totally pulled me in on this one. I needed to know what happened to her, ya know?
I was just as captivated by the multiple alpha males involved as well. These men. Well, they're a force. Between her boss at the art gallery and one of the painters there was some serious alpha male swagger flowing everywhere. I really enjoyed the very slight love triangle and the dynamic between the men. They...butt heads to put it mildly. But Sara falls for Chris the painter and I can't say I blame her. He's pretty damn sexy and has just the right amount of dark in him to be intriguing but not a turn off. And, well, this...
“I'm going to lick you all over before this night is over, Sara, ... Suck your nipples until you are crazy with need, then spread you wide and lick you until you come and then, I'm going to do it all over again. I'm going to make sure you are so thoroughly fucked that being fucked has a new meaning.”Whew, alright then. LOL Yeah. This one has some heat to it. It's not a full out BDSM read but it's got some elements and can get steamy.
Basically? Everything about this one caught my attention and drew me in. It had the perfect blend of mystery and danger, romance and bone melting chemistry that had me turning the pages as fast as I possibly could to see what happened next. If you like hot, steamy reads that are a little edgy and have a bit of mystery mixed in it's one to pick up.
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