First and Last #1
Release date : Dec 29, 2015
Rating : 3 Stars
When Emily Wayborn goes home to visit her mom while on hiatus from her hit TV show, she receives a voicemail from her former best friend, Amber. Though the two were once notorious party girls, they haven’t spoken in years. Although the message might sound benign to anyone else, Amber uses a safe word that Emily recognizes, a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild days. And what’s more chilling than the voicemail: it turns out that Amber has gone missing.Determined to track down her friend, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to the enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis, a hotelier known for his shady dealings and play boy reputation. Now, in order to find Amber, Emily must seduce Reeve to learn his secrets and discover the whereabouts of her friend. But as she finds herself more entangled with him, she finds she’s drawn to Reeve for more than just his connection to Amber, despite her growing fear that he may be the enemy. When she’s forced to choose where her loyalty lies, how will she decide between saving Amber and saving her heart?
This book is confusing the hell out of me. If you would ask if I like this book….I couldnÂ´t say for sure what I would say. On the one hand I love this book, but on the other hand there are some aspects I canÂ´t overcome… So yes; thia book represents the perfect love-hate relationship.
Bit positive things first; the basic idea is incredible! I really enjoyed it and was exited to see what will happen with turning the pages. I loved the idea of having this self-confident (at least on the outside) woman and this myterious, but succesful man who are connected throughout the something in the past. While reading i just couldnÂ´t stop thinking about all the “maybes”. Something which got motr intense the more I read as I actually had a problem with getting into the story. In general reading this stories feels quite long as in my opinion, there is a lot inner monologue while having not a lot dialogue which would make everything more vivid.
Vivid which is also something to describe the characters with. I love the way the author worked out their past and the background-information. These flashbacks are one of my favourite parts of the book. But while I love those, I really have to say that it was difficult to connect with the characters. Emily seems just so self-confident and self-declared that there seems to be no basis on which the reader-character- relationship could be build on. You get to see different sides of her but still….itÂ´s difficult to get a grip on her, on her thoughts…Which , thinking about it for a longer peroid of time, might is perfect for how the story affects the reader. I can say the same about the male protagonist, with the difference that he is this man you still donÂ´t know a lot about. You know that he is different compared to other men, but you canÂ´t figure out what…
LIke I said….confusion… Because of this confusion I really canÂ´t wait to read the next book of this series. Three stars always sounds so negative but no: I loved this book, maybe even more than I didnÂ´t like it 😉