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.
Veronica is the daughter of a well-known movie director and a mother who was an actress. She has a stunning beauty and she uses it as a sword and as a shield. She is hiding the little girl that was a victim and now as an adult she uses sex as a way to avoid talking about anything serious. Ian Sharpe is a former FBI profiler and is also a writer. He is now writing an article for the New Yorker and Veronica said she would only do the interview with him. Their first meeting at an open air café he realizes just how many paparazzi follow her. He also discovers that at the end of the meal she answered 0 questions and every time she touched his hand or wrist he got distracted and realized afterwards what she had done. Showing up the next day unannounced at her photo shoot he has caught her off guard, and after the shot he is trying to figure out why her and her mom have kept this home. She gives him a tour which is very telling, and then in her mind to throw him off because every man wants her she throws herself at him and as the scene unfolds he realizes that her eyes are closed. When he asked her to look at him while they are sex she can’t. They stop and as she walks away to take a shower he is amazed by her beauty, but now knows he wants to find the real Veronica. Before he leaves a few clues are revealed, but not by her intentionally. She now knows that he is a different type of man and not the ones that want to bed the character that has made her famous. As I was reading this I keep hearing Rita Hayworth’s words, “they go to bed with Gilda but wake up to me”. That is what I felt Veronica was. I know some people won’t know who Rita Hayworth is but if you look her up you will understand. This book is so powerful that you don’t want to put it down. The charters grab you from the beginning and as the story goes along you still don’t know how it is going to turn out. A very good suspenseful book with a lot of adult scenes but these add to the story. There is also a nice epilogue. A fantastic book. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com