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"I’m intrigued. Tempted beyond what I’ve ever been before. To know her, to open her up. To break her."
In love, sometimes what you fear most is exactly what you need.
Laura Drake is an author. She writes bestselling paranormal romances that continue to top the charts. She is sharp. She is confident. She is in control.
And she doesn’t exist.
Samantha Jansen is the woman behind the wig, the woman most of the world doesn’t know exists. She is shy. She is insecure. She is nothing like her main character or her alter ego. She is scarred—deeply scarred—by a past she can’t let go of and a present she can’t make peace with.
Samantha’s dreams are consumed by one man, the broken hero from her books. Mason Strait is both her wildest fantasy and her most terrifying nightmare.
When Samantha meets Alec Brand, a corporate consultant, it is as though Mason has come to life. Alec is handsome to a fault, as elegant as he is arrogant, and more intense than any man has a right to be.
Samantha is soon sucked into a world that mirrors the fiction she writes. Just like her main character, Daire Kirby, Samantha finds herself unable to resist the forbidden lure of Alec. And just like Daire, she also finds that she is faced with taking a chance on a man who could either set her free or destroy her.
The scale tilts toward destruction when Samantha finds out that Alec is as much a work of fiction as Mason. And he has scars of his own, scars that could ruin them both.
**This book may be read as a stand-alone, as the story of Alec and Samantha comes to a conclusion in this book**
This book is an original masterpiece, I cannot praise that enough, I thoroughly enjoyed read it.
I am proud to say I have read everything from Michelle, and as soon as I got word she was writing another book I could not wait ti get my claws into it.
Please be aware this book does go a little dark but that is what made it such a good read for me, Michelle doesn't leave anything out she lets us have the nitty gritty and I respect that and her characters.
“Every person's worst fear-that no one will be able to love us in spite of our scars.”
It is not just super hero's that have a secret identity, authors can have them too. Meet Samantha or should I say author Laura Drake? Hiding behind an elaborate persona consisted of wigs, make-up and a totally different personality Samantha is able to keep her identity a secret and retain her privacy. Samantha has had a very difficult life, some could say she is even a little damaged and this is the story and journey of her becoming whole once again.
"You aren't broken. And I'm gonna prove it to you."
"How?" Although her question is skeptical, I can see the hope in her eyes. And I know why she was so upset with me that night... She really wants me to fix her."
But one day the man from her dreams/fantasies and book literally walks into her life - If at any point any of my book boyfriends would like to pay be a visit I am ready and waiting - Hello Alec Brand; sexy, mysterious and all out man machine.
"I won't hurt you, Samantha," I pledge quietly... "This is all about pleasure, pleasure you've never known before, pleasure I want to introduce you too. A little fear can heighten the senses; a little pain can feel like ecstasy. Would you like me to show you?"
Meeting Alec the first time as Laura and the second time as Samantha she cannot shake the unmistakable pull towards him, but then again who doesn't feel a pull towards sexy alpha males?
“Tonight is your one free pass. Just know that the next time you look at me this way, I'll feel compelled to do something about it.”
This story has some serious sexual tension, Michelle is a master sex scene writer - this book will make you a little hot under the collar, I loved it and could not get enough of it but then again I do love kink in my books. one thing that i enjoyed about this book is the fact that it isn't all about sex it has emotions, feelings and character development, if I could give Michelle a standing applause for this I would, so many books these days focus far too much on the sex and you end up feeling like you are reading a porno instead of a book.
"It's the innocence of a woman like Samantha Jansen that excites me. Introducing her to new things, watching her body come to life, showing her how good I can make her feel, doing things to her that she never thought she would agree to, much less crave."
This is a book I am very sad is going to be pulled from Amazon, as I recommend it to everyone looking for something a little different and amazing - Plus Michelle is a fantastic and talented women.
A well deserved 5/5 stars for this read.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.