Christine is more than your average author’s assistant. She’s the unappreciated literary genius who’s been secretly ghostwriting Sylvia Stone’s worldwide bestsellers for the last five years, and Sylvia wants Christine to keep writing for her…forever.

But Erik Duke, bestselling horror author, thinks Christine can do better than ghostwriting women’s fiction. He’s been secretly tutoring her as she works as his assistant, and Christine’s talent is flourishing. He sees a big career ahead for Christine. More than that, he sees a partnership between himself and Christine that goes beyond the written word to somewhere much more intimate…

The intensity of Erik’s obsession with Christine frightens her, yet she can’t resist digging into the secrets this broken, tortured man is harboring. What is Erik hiding behind the mask of his emotions? What’s in his basement? And why is he so bent on controlling Christine’s career?



I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
It’s always nice to be so torn up about someone that it doesn’t really seem clear whether it’s love or obsession. I believe that’s what happened in this book. I’m not sure how I can like both main characters since they both let me down by their actions at one point or another.
However, it is a testament to the author’s ability to write a story where the hero and the heroine weren’t so likable but their story is difficult to let go. I just wanted to know what was going to happen next. I may not like the characters, but I wanted to see their story through the end.
I hope that the heroine grows some balls and stands up for herself. I hope the hero stops being a controlling jerk. And I hope the potential love triangle gets an explosive conclusion. I wish I’d get the chance to read the fourth installment because I am hoping that the heroine will show some character devleopment by then.
Anyway, this book is still sexy, intriguing and entertaining at the very least. Any reader who picks this book up will definitely not regret spending time with it. It provides hours of enjoyable escapism, so you will never go wrong with this book. The author is a talented writer which makes it even better.

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