First Touch: A Novel

· A First and Last Novel Book 1 · Sold by St. Martin's Griffin
54 reviews

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Emily Wayborn is finally her own woman.

After a string of shameful relationships and reckless partying with her best friend Amber, she’s now a successful voiceover actress, her wild past and everyone in it firmly behind her. Until she receives a cryptic voicemail from her former friend that sends her spiraling into the darkness she thought she had outrun. One thing is clear from the message, Amber is in trouble.

Determined to track down her friend, Emily follows a chain of clues that leads her to Reeve Sallis, a gorgeous and equally dangerous hotelier known for his power games and shady dealings. Now, in order to find Amber, Emily must return to her playgirl ways to uncover his secrets and track down her friend. But as she becomes more entangled with him, she finds she's drawn to Reeve and his depravity despite her growing conviction that he may be the one responsible for Amber’ s disappearance.

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54 reviews
Sue Galuska
December 29, 2015
Wow! Where to begin with the story....I could NOT put this book down. This story was THAT good. Emily Wayborn has led a very interesting life. In her early years, her and her best friend Amber used to find wealthy men to "take care" of them in exchange for sex. After a few a huge confrontation with the latest guy, Emily wanted out. What made it even worse was that Amber sided with the guy. Six years later Emily receives a cryptic message from Amber and decides she needs to find her. She hires a PI who starts piecing things together and it looks like everything points to one man, Reeve Sallis, a very powerful and rich man. Emily comes up with a plan to "meet" Reeve. What she didn't expect was to be so drawn to him. As Emily continues with her plan to find out what happened to Amber, she continues to be drawn to Reeve. I loved how parts from Emily's past were slowly revealed. I really enjoyed how Emily and Reeve just seemed to get each other. I loved how these two characters kept pushing and pulling with each other. They forced each other to realize certain things about themselves that they might not have wanted to realize. As for the ending....BAM! What a cliffhanger! First you get a pretty big reveal and then even bigger one. I need the next book NOW! Overall this was a fantastic book with wonderfully complex characters and an even better story line. I highly recommend this book!
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Laura B
December 20, 2015
This was an intense, twisted, dark erotic thriller and is much different than your typical romance. It did center a lot on sex and has a cliffhanger. Emily receives a message from her former best friend Amber. In that message Amber gives a code word that means she is in trouble. And now Amber is missing. Emily sets out to find out what happened to her. The first thing she does is find Amber’s last boyfriend, Reeve Sallis. She is hoping he will be able to provide answers to Amber’s disappearance. Reeve is dangerous, dominant, demanding, controlling and a definite Alpha male. When he finds out Emily is asking questions, he basically threatens her. But despite these threats, and the knowledge Reeve may have killed a previous girlfriend and may have ties to the Greek mob, Emily finds herself drawn to him. Much of the story between Emily and Amber are told via flashbacks. At times the search for Amber seems to be put on the back burner. It is more about Emily and Reeve’s relationship and their sexual proclivities. Reeve likes to dominate and Emily likes to be dominated/punished. This is the first time I have read a book by this author. The writing was good and flowed easily. While I thought it started off a little slow, it quickly picked up and drew you into the story. I found myself wanting to find out what happened to Amber. Did Reeve have something to do with her disappearance or even worse. Let’s just say I didn’t see the ending coming. The only reason I give this a 4 is because I did not know it had a cliffhanger. But it is intriguing enough to me that I want to read the next installment.
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February 24, 2016
Mystery, friendship, lust/love with self revelations for the main characters. I loved the story line! stayed up until the next day to complete more chapters only to fall asleep and wake up to re read them again. I am a big fan of 50 shades of grey and the crossfire series but this. .........Omg i am infatuated with the characters, their story lines the struggle between knowing what emily needs to do for her once best friend and partner in crime and trying to suppress the feeling of love
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About the author

Laurelin Paige is The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters.

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