From the New York Times bestselling author of Glimmer,Because You Are Mine, When I’m With You, and The Affair, the latest novel in the suspenseful and sensual new series about power, sex, and the secrets that can tear us apart, body and soul…
Alice Reed never dreamed she’d escape the stigma of her disturbing past. That’s why she was shocked when, out of the blue, she was recruited to join the elite Durand Enterprises by the enigmatic CEO himself, Dylan Fall. The erotic charge between them was fast and deliciously forbidden. But as Alice opened up to worlds she’d never known, everything changed once again with a stunning discovery: there’s much, much more concealed in the shadows of Alice’s troubling childhood, and her life is about to change forever.
Now, with another piece of the puzzle of Alice’s identity revealed, a mysterious adversary plots to destroy it all—and Dylan is determined to protect her. But as Alice’s sexual addiction to Dylan turns helplessly to love, she can’t help but wonder: how deeply can she really trust him? What were his true motives in drawing her close to him? And what other secrets does he know about her past that even she has yet to learn?
Includes a teaser for Beth Kery’s next novel
So, this is the succeeding installment and conclusion in the Glimmer and Glow series. It was just as gripping if not more so than the initial book. I’ll admit I didn’t want to throw my kindle across the room so much with this one, but I did acquire the white knuckle syndrome a time or two. This one keeps you on your toes and maintains a constant “who done it” feel.
Alice is still one of my favorites. If I had to be one character from this book, it would be Alice. She’s still as strong as ever and her demeanor never waivers. She’s faced with so much turmoil and chaos that most people would have folded by now, but not her. Alice seems to be on a mission to find out who she is, where she belongs, and who she can trust along the way. She never once felt weak or pathetic to me in fact quite the opposite. This woman has charm, smarts, and a rockin’ bod to boot. Love me some Alice Reed!
Dylan, I guess lightened up a bit in this one. He doesn’t seem as mysterious and puzzling. He is however kind of a pain in the ass! At times I wish he would have revealed more than he does, but I guess that just made the story that much more interesting. He’s still the CEO of Durand and he’s still Alice’s biggest advocate, but he still manages to piss me off a time or two. Dylan has his suspicions as to who the “bad guy” is but can’t quite fit all the puzzle pieces together, this in itself frustrated me to no end.
The supporting characters cast is the pretty much the same as the first book. Thad, Brooke, Kuvi, and that SOB Sebastian. I reviewed the first book telling you that I hated Thad and Brooke and if they changed their ways I’d recant my earlier statement, well… I wouldn’t say exactly that they miraculously turned into good peeps, but they seemed to “grow up” a bit and became more enjoyable characters to read about. As for Sebastian, I let you figure him out on your own. I know I wanted to throw that fucker off a cliff!
The storyline is very compelling. It’s gripped me from the very beginning. The dialogue flowed yet the pacing was a little sluggish. I found myself skipping around at times just to read the conversations, but other than that, the tension and stress leading up the climax was pretty spot on.
ARC provided by publisher for an honest review
Beth Kery is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of over thirty novels, novellas and serials. She writes contemporary romances as well as erotic contemporary romances, her hallmarks being emotional intensity, leap-off-the-page realistic characters and steamy sexual tension.