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Published by Loveswept on June 7th 2016
Genres: Abuse, Adult, Contemporary, Crime, Erotica, Mystery, Romance, Suspense
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Hailed by J. Kenner as an author who “knows how to steam up the pages,” Tracy Wolff delivers a darkly addictive novel of seduction and psychological obsession. The stakes are high in Lovegame, when a movie star with a shattered past meets a man who can either break her or make her whole.
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. This ebook includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Praise for the novels of Tracy Wolff
“Tracy Wolff knows how to steam up the pages.”—New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner
“Fall in love under the spell of a master. Tracy Wolff knows how to keep you panting for more and utterly satisfied all at once.”—New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery, on Ruined
“Tracy Wolff had me turning pages way past my bedtime. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat, and the steamy love scenes had my pulse racing.”—New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo, on Exposed
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book review: 4 Belladona stars
For starters, this book had me in this situation:
At first, I was all in and I had my head stuck so close to my screen that I will definitely have myopia in the future. No doubt about it :p I was the half curve from the point (0,1) to the point before the (π,-1) one. Something like I was in a down hill. Then, I was in the point (π,-1) where this big curve is happening and where I’m not in the mood of continuing the book and I was stuck in reading 1 chapter per 2 days. I just couldn’t get myself up so I could finish the story. And then,- THANK GOD! – I finally entered the other half curve from the (π,-1) point until the end, during which I read the rest in record time. I got so excited and intrigued that I couldn’t put it down.
And I went through that because, except from my mood, the book also had a similar to the diagraph pace. Which means, at first it was flowing quite quickly and it kept me on my toes; around in the middle it slowed down a bit; and then, the last half of the book was simply addictive. The way the plot was unfolding was fast, shocking, amazing, unexpected and effective. Whatever was happening there, it had me breathless and shocked-to-my-core. Oh! And an i n c r e d i b l y big drool on the floor! 😉
I can easily say that this book proved to be one of those which surprise you big time in the end because you simply never expected for them to be so awesome. And these are the books I appreciate and love the most; those which have the ability to burn my stupid, unbiased expectations to the very ground. And Tracy Wolff did a hell of a great job on that. This book just is a huge, big, shocking surprise.
As for the drool comment above; well, this goes to the amazing couple that she created. Ian and Veronica are one of the most lovely, complicated, addicting, unique, made-for-each-other couple. The chemistry of these two? Pheeww! Out. Of. The. Charts. Good! They complete each other in a way that is healing and wonderful. And i just L O V E when the guy is the one who’s trying his hardest to unchain the heart and break down the walls of the woman he loves.Who can resist that, huh? I will tell you; NOBODY! Also, both Ian and Veronica change completely when they are in each other’s arms. It set them utterly free so they can come together as they are meant to. They may started as the reporter/writer and the famous actress who plays the lead role in one of his book, but each time they are close, the love which-has-still-to-be-acknowledged grows deeper and deeper, no matter if they realize it or not. The way they are going around and around each other, playing games that rises everything in the very top parts of the thermometer, is simply magnificent.
“Every time you answer a question dishonestly, I’m going to take off a piece of clothing – yours or mine.”
“You want to play strip interview?” she asks incredulously.
“I want to play strip Veronica.”, I counter.
Tracy did something that made me like even more the book. First, she does an incredible spin off; in the prologue, you get to read a scene which gives the sense that this is how everything started and then, you find yourself reading the same scene, from a different POV, many many pages down the line. It simply blowed my mind! And second, although the books is written in dual POV, the chapters has no indication which character’s thoughts you are reading. Only when I read the first paragraph I was able to see who is speaking. For me, that’s one of the smartest things and an incredible way to keep me on my toes and guessing. Well done, Tracy!!
P.S.: You know that feeling you get when, even after the epilogue, you still want more and haven’t found closure? Well, that;s how I’m feeling right now. Even the epilogue is designed for that specific reason, to give you closure, I feel like I need something extra so I can find it. And what I need is to read what happens after Veronica “gets rid off her roundness” – if you know what I mean 😉 – and how Ian is acting when that happens. It will def be the best closure I could have. So, please Tracy! Think about it! 🙂