First Touch by Laurelin Paige

First Touch (First and Last, #1)First Touch by Laurelin Paige

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?

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book will break your heart, stitch it back together and then mercilessly break it again and then fix it all better again–and that’s only the beginning.

Can I just say–FINALLY! FINALLY a romance plot that seems original and has not been overused a million times already. That was such a refreshing change! The characters in this book are the kind that grab you from the very beginning and refuse to let you go. You feel everything they feel. The frustration, fear, excitement and lust…can’t forget the lust…you will go through right along with them.

Laurelin Paige knows how to build tension between her lead characters and keep her readers on the edge of their seat. I would definitely recommend this book to those who love romance…but oddly, I’d also recommend it to those who don’t usually…oh, Hell. I’d recommend this book to anyone. Everyone.

I really thought I might be over the romance genre, but this book has renewed my faith that there is still hope for it. I am very much looking forward to the second installment of this two book series.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher, provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.

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