Author: Laurelin Paige
Published: February 11th 2016 by Sphere
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Blurb: When Emily Wayborn receives an answerphone message from her former best friend Amber, she knows something is seriously wrong. Emily hasn't spoken to Amber in years, and when Amber uses a safe word in her message that Emily recognises -- a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild partying days -- she knows Amber needs her help. But when Emily tries to find her, she discovers that Amber is missing.
Determined to track her down, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis. Renowned for his shady dealings and playboy reputation, Emily is convinced that Reeve knows something about Amber's disappearance. To try and discover the truth, Emily sets out to seduce him. But when she's forced to decide where her loyalty lies, how will Emily choose between saving Amber and saving her heart?
If you devoured Fifty Shades and Sylvia Day's Bared To You series, you will love the latest intoxicating, passionate and addictive novel from New York Times bestseller Laurelin Paige.
First of all I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Review: What first caught my attention for this title was the mystery that the blurb promised. It had a thrillery aspect that most of this type of books lack, so even if I was not captivated by Sylvia Day's Bared To You nor Fifty Shades, I decided to give it a go expecting to be surprised, I was intrigued. The truth is that I was not that surprised. You have the same elements as always: an alpha type who runs a huge empire at a young age, who doesn't care about anyone but himself and has a lot of rules in his bedroom and a young pretty girl who thinks she is the woman who is gonna change him until she realises that she likes him just the way he is.
The story per se was quite interesting. I enjoyed discovering about the characters pasts and the plot was intriguing enough to keep me wondering what was going on but the thrillery touch I was expecting wasn't there. The search for the missing girl was left more in the background as the story focused solely in the two main characters and their (sex) relationship. I actually enjoyed more the first part of the book as we got to know them but I soon realiased that I didn't really like them as characters and I didn't care for them.
I really think the story has a lot of potential, especially after that ending. It was something I didn't see coming, not in a million years. And it has left me wondering what will happen in the next book. But there was something that didn't click with me, mainly the main two characters. But if you are a big fan of Fifty Shades and Bared To You then I highly recommend you pick this book, especially if you enjoy BDSM scenes. I think First Touch is like a better version of these stories. The author's style is impeccable and she makes the story flow easily. Plus, she certainly knows how to make a scene hot hot hot.