Book Review : First Touch (First and Last, #1) by Laurelin Paige
First and Last, #1 by Laurelin Paige Release Date: December 29th, 2015 Publisher: St.Martin's Griffin Source: Publisher via NetGalley eARC received in exchange of honest review Synopsis:
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 decided to wrap-up my reading challenge of 2015 with First Touch by Laurelin Paige. This book has been appearing on my social media news feed for the last few weeks. The reviews have been fantastic and I could not wait to read my first Laurelin Paige book. I have heard many amazing things about her other books and I could not wait to experience an unforgettable reading escape.
Emily Wayborn is left speechless when she gets a message from her long lost friend. They have not talked to each other in years, and when Amber leaves their safe word in her message Emily knows that she's in trouble. It's a race against time to find out what happened to Amber. As days go by, Emily creates a plan that will bring her in the arms of dangerous Reeve Sallis. He might have the answers that she is looking for and she is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding Amber disappearance. Emily knows she is playing with fire, but she can't resist Reeve's scorching touch. How far is she willing to go to save her friend?
First Touch is the first installment of The First and Last Series. I really did not know what to expect since this was my first time reading a book by this author. It was an intense, passionate, twisted and a page-turning reading escape! I have to admit that it started out slow for me. I could not feel the chemistry between Emily and Reeve. Don't get me wrong their chemistry was extremely hot, but Reeve's hot and cold behaviour towards Emily got me so mad! It took me a while to connect with them, but when they started to open up about each other's past I could really feel the connection then.
This story played out like a movie in my head. I was trying to solve the mystery surrounding Amber's disappearance at the same time that Emily did. It was like a crazy game of Ping-Pong when it came to Reeve's involvement. Guilty, not guilty, guilty, not guilty ... I was going crazy trying to figure it out!! I was on the edge of my seat until the very end. That cliffhanger?!?! Gah!!!!! WTF!!!!!
I'm really happy I closed my reading challenge with this book. I can't wait to see what happens next! I want answers to my questions!!!!! lol!!! The next installment is going to be extremely intense. I can't wait to put all the pieces of this mysterious puzzle together!
I give First Touch, by Laurelin Paige, 4 intriguing, intense, erotic, thrilling stars!
About the Author:
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is 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 or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.