On paper this sounds like something that I would really love. Ian Sharpe is an ex FBI Behavioural Analysis Agent and now a full time writer concentrating on True Crime investigation books. One of his books has just been turned into a big Hollywood blockbuster starring the beautiful and elusive Veronica Romero. Ian is writing a Vanity Fair cover article where he hopes to get under the skin of the notoriously aloof actress. Unbeknownst to Rebecca he is also working on a new book about the prolific serial killer the Red Ribbon Strangler, and his research has pulled up a very interesting link to Veronica when she was just a child.
When Ian and Veronica first meet there is an instant spark between them and despite all of Veronica’s misgivings she can’t seem to stay away from him. Unlike many of Tracy’s books this is a standalone erotic thriller and at times it felt more like a BDSM manual than a highly charged sexual thriller. There didn’t seem to be any real emotional connection between the two main protagonists – it felt quite cold and as a result incredibly seedy. I found myself skipping whole chunks of dialogue because it was better than failing to finish the book. The underlying story is quite intriguing and there is a good twist but it’s all a bit too much Fifty Shades for me.
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UK Publication Date: 7th June 2016. 359 pages.