One night of shadows. One night of bliss. One night of evil.
Katherine Regina Vandercamp has everything. Wealth. Beauty. Social standing. She’s the heiress to the Vandercamp fortune and engaged to the man of her dreams. One night it all shatters…
Finding her fiancé with another woman, she is distraught and makes a reckless decision to go with a friend to a sex club. Needing total anonymity, she has sex with a stranger in a room of total darkness, a sensuous cocoon of silky shadows. She has no idea who this man is or what he looks like. But it is in the shadows she finds solace. In the shadows she finds bliss.
She can’t forget this stranger’s touch, his taste, his scent. He infiltrates her dreams and holds her thoughts and body captive. But had she made a false assumption about her fiancé? Had he really been unfaithful? She regrets her hasty actions and is tormented by guilt. She is determined to marry the man she loves and forget her stranger.
Sinister events unfolded at the sex club. There was a gruesome murder and her stranger has been charged with the crime. Katie knows he’s innocent because she was with him at the time of the murder. She is shocked to find that he’s not a stranger after all. Will she reveal her horrible secret? Will she besmirch the Vandercamp name? Will she risk losing the man who has her heart to save the man who’s touched her soul?
Will coming forward put her in danger? Her life is in turmoil. All because of that one night.
A night that changed everything…
“The darkness folded around us, cocooning us in silky silence. As I listened to his soft breaths shuttling in and out and felt his fingers trace slow intricate circles on my abdomen, I let my mind languish in this temporary heaven, feeling strangely…found.”
After finding her fiancé with another woman, Katherine runs to her best friend for some advice…and on a whim decides a little anonymous sex at a club Michelle frequents with her boyfriend is the perfect way to get over Josh. She never in million years thought things would go down the way they did…
“There was no way in hell that night could have been as spectacular as I remembered it. And it wasn’t as though I had images to sore through. Everything had occurred in a black void. All I had were layers and layers of emotion I was afraid to peel away and analyze. No. I couldn’t allow myself the luxury of recalling those exquisite feelings, of thinking they were genuine. My mind mush have fabricated the peace and total gratification.”
And all she had to go on was his scent…everything else was wrapped in shadows.
Not sure how to handle the emotions that follow an explosive evening with handsome stranger, Kay deals with the fallout of her engagement, the disappointment of her family, people dying…
You know a story is good when you can sit down and read it all at once. That is what I did today, so you can only imagine how awesome this book is. I was completely engrossed from page one and every time I turned the page, there was a new surprise for me to try and figure out.
Told from dual POV, you learn who HE is, and who HE isn’t, as well as the main plot of the entire story…murder.
“With the recent chaos in my life, I had trouble looking into our future, but couldn’t deny my strong feelings for her. I was definitely not an optimist when it came to relationships, and with my past, I definitely had a hard time trusting women, but I was willing to believe again, to give love a shot.”
Wrapped in Shadows is one of those almost twisted love stories; the elements I look for in any work of fiction this book has in spades. There is action, chemistry, suspense, some serious steam, and best of all, originality. Of course, the added bonus is that it is well written. I look forward to reading more of Lisa Eugene’s work.
**4.5 Love & Money Don’t Mix Stars**
Lisa Eugene began writing as a way to mentally escape from the hectic medical world where she has been a practicing nurse for over twenty years. After publishing her first novel, STRICTLY BUSINESS, she quickly learned that readers couldn't get enough of the world she created and now she lives out her wildest fantasies by writing steamy romantic suspense for her fan-favorite Washington Memorial Hospital series.
When she's not plotting her next dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure, you can find her juggling a full time job, playing soccer mom, or curled up reading a good romance.