“Lovegame” by Tracy Wolff provides a vivid and intriguing look at the façade presented by a woman who is the epitome of the sexy Hollywood star and the discerning man who is determined to uncover the person beneath. It was gutwrenching to follow the journey as he breaks down her barriers and uncovers her history, and those with triggers should be warned that there are very uncomfortable subjects touched upon. There are emotional and angsty situations with delicious twists and chilling scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat as things hurtle along toward an uncomfortable clash that is inevitable.
The story is told in first person and allows one to travel in the shoes of each of the main characters, and the author did a great job of immersing me in their heads…to the point that I was disturbed by some of the details, even after the requisite happy ending. For me, certain rather harsh aspects of their affair are illogical, given their respective histories, and I had to step away for a while before writing the review while I pondered how to give my opinion. Despite my misgivings, I was still caught up in the story when I reread it, which is a tribute to the author’s skill, and I look forward to reading other stories by her, even as I worry about how wrung out I will be by the experience!
This contemporary and dark erotic romance tells the tale of Veronica Romero, the sexy actress whose cat-and-mouse game with author Ian Sharpe morphs an interview for a famous magazine into a delicious dance of attraction. Allowing their respective kinks and fetishes to surface results in an intense connection, but their unexpected euphoria can just as quickly become a dark abyss, especially when hidden agendas threaten to short-circuit the hard-won progress achieved in breaking down protective walls.
Hailed by J. Kenner as an author who “knows how to steam up the pages,” Tracy Wolff delivers a darkly addictive novel of seduction and psychological obsession. The stakes are high in Lovegame, when a movie star with a shattered past meets a man who can either break her or make her whole.
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.