by Tracy Wolff
TeriLyn's thoughts: **Lovegame generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Erotic suspense featuring a movie star and a true crime novelist? Yes, please! A stand alone told from the dual points of view of both hero and heroine? Sign me up! Tracy Wolff continually entertains me with her romance stories. Lovegame is something just a little different than the others of hers I've read. A true cat and mouse game of two people dodging, evading, and hiding truths they'd leave covered. It's a story packed with passion and edge gripping you from beginning to end.
Wolff's writing keeps you guessing throughout the entire book. The characters are as charismatic as they are enigmatic. Interesting layers of mentally thrilling prose are woven between the pages of a non-stop plot where nothing is ever as it seems. Ian Sharpe is a hero I adored. He's alpha, determined, and witty. His proclivity for intelligent banter and sharp game playing attracts readers to this hero. His match, movie-star Veronica Romero, keeps herself hidden behind shadows even as she puts herself out there for the whole world to see. Their chemistry is off the charts hot as a battle of wills ensues. The games of seduction, passion, and sex are just as emotional and mental as they are physical between these two making for an excellent book to lose yourself in fully.
There were a few chapters in the first 25% of the book where I felt the author was being repetitive with inner dialogue from both characters. Digressing too much into the same reasons behind their actions or hesitations about the chaos surrounding them. It was a distraction for me because I ended up inside my own head thinking about how I wished it was get deeper into the issues they were talking about. However, by the middle Wolff got me there and definitely showed me the depth of both Ian and Veronia in a truly vulnerable way making the book really work for me. I loved the dark side of stardom Wolff chose to explore with these characters and really how she chose to navigate the exploration. She works the plot by precisely matching the darkness they each hide to the driving force of the book. With the added gift of intelligent dialogue and witty conversation this book is hard not find alluring.
Erotic suspense lovers will find Lovegame right up their alleys. Wolff always creates enticing journey's for her characters to entertain her readers. And there's an amazing epilogue which I love. As I said above, I'm constantly so satisfied after reading the words of this author and appreciate the ease for which she so easily holds me captive with her characters. This is a book I won't soon forget and I appreciate the chance I was given to read it. I look forward to much more erotic suspense from Tracy Wolff.