Book Review: Red & Wolfe, Part I

Red & Wolfe, Part I (Red & Wolfe #1) by Ella James: When Sarah "Red" Ryder loses her job as an art critic for a Boston newspaper, she's brokenhearted. Worse than that? She's broke. Her boyfriend recently left her - for a tatted-up hottie with a dick - so she's stuck paying her hefty apartment rent alone. After two months unemployed, there's no money left. With no immediate family to turn to, Red reaches out to her estranged grandmother, a reclusive writer living on an island off the coast of Charleston. Several days later, Red receives $30,000 and an invitation to visit.

James Wolfe is not Red's grandmother. But he beckons her. Red has the ability to give him something he needs. He won't take "no" for an answer, and he doesn't mind screwing her over. He lost his conscience six years ago, when he was tried for the murder of his wife. Since then, life is about him - and the paintings he does under the mysterious pseudonym "W."

Wolfe needs the island to keep painting. To live his life away from prying eyes. To keep up the anonymity of "W."

Once he sees Red, he finds that he needs her, too. And Wolfe will have her. Any way he can.

**The story of Red & Wolfe will be told in three novellas.

Lori's thoughts: Somebody mentioned on Facebook that this was free, so I decided to read it on a whim. Oh my goodness. I laughed out loud in several places. Take for instance this little exchange between Red and her friend:

She looks around with horror on her face and puts her hands on her hips. "Red, what the hell?"
I've been found out and I'm slightly mortified, but I shrug and play it off "I'm moving."
"Holy wow." Her mouth lolls. "Just...holy."
I twirl around the almost-empty living room with my arms out. "I'm trying to live simply."
"Holy shit, you got evicted, didn't you? Because Carl left you high and dry."
"I didn't get evicted. I'm moving."
"In with Gage and I."
"No way." They live in an 800-square-foot flat and fight and f*ck like a pair of rabid cats.

I've read books by Ella James before and I really like her style. This novella is really clever, and I really enjoyed it. It's a short, quick read and I devoured it in a matter of minutes, not hours. Of course, I immediately downloaded book II. I'll start that later today.

There's not much I can say about the book that isn't already mentioned in the blurb. But if you're looking for a little humor mixed in with your erotica -- this is the perfect book for you. For the price, you can't go wrong! It's FREE, people!

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