REVIEW : Lovegame by Tracy Wolff
August 4, 2016
Author : Tracy Wolff
Release date: June 7th 2016
Rating : 3 Stars
Blurb : 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.
Review : Lovegame by Tracy Wolff brings to us the story of Hollywood. And I am not talking about the Hollywood in the Movies but the one behind the scene, the sometimes ugly one.
From the first page on the tone of this novel is as cool as the world would expect it from people living in that kind of high society.
The plot is well written and the characters are deeply developed. Unfortunately that is. Because I feel both, Ian as well as Veronica got lost in the setting of the novel.
Both felt cool to me from the first letter I read. There was no way to connect with them for me.
Ms. Wolff tells a great story but where the focus seems to have been aimed on both the love and the game, it feels that the psychological factor in this novel got the upper hand without having to struggle for it.
So I have to say that for me personally it was not what I expected because I wanted to read a romance (that I saw described in the blurb) with a psychological factor. But it was more the opposite of that.
Therefore if you are a fan of psychological games with a heat factor, than this is your novel. But as far as I am concerned, I was maybe misguided by the blurb, but I could not find the romance in this dark game