First Touch: A Novel by Laurelin PaigeFirst Touch: A Novel by Laurelin Paige

First Touch: A Novel

byLaurelin Paige

Paperback | December 29, 2015

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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.

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.
Title:First Touch: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.18 × 5.56 × 1.04 inPublished:December 29, 2015Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:125007519X

ISBN - 13:9781250075192

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Page Turner NetGalley provided a copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review. Emily Wayborn receives a cryptic message from her estranged friend Amber. Amber’s phone message leads Emily on a consuming and dangerous journey. Emily is determined meet and seduce billionaire Reeve Sallis. She is convinced that he knows Amber’s whereabouts. Emily’s relationship with the controlling billionaire is complicated. The chemistry between Emily and Reeve is undeniable. Their emotions are fragile and the consequences to their reactions to each other are not rational. Can Emily survive in his dark world? Can he be trusted? Laurelin Paige has written an original contemporary romance that is layered with suspense. The author seamlessly fills in the gaps required to understand this page-turner. Emily and Reeve’s journey is not over. The unexpected cliffhanger is shocking. Looking forward to the sequel.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from contains triggers for some readers FIRST TOUCH is the first installment in Laurelin Paige’s contemporary, adult FIRST AND LAST dark, erotic romance series. This is actress Emily Wayborn, and billionaire hotel magnate Reeve Sallis’s storyline. NOTE: The storyline contains triggers for some readers as it pertains to violence, rape, atypical sexual acts, and dubious consent. Some readers may be offended by some of the storyline content-you have been warned. Told from first person point of view (Emily) FIRST TOUCH follows Emily Wayborn as she searches for the truth. Months earlier, our heroine, hears a phone message from a friend she hasn’t seen for close to seven years-a phone message using a safe word the friends had promised to use if ever they were in trouble. What ensues, is Emily’s hunt for the truth-a hunt that begins with the last person known to have seen Amber alive-billionaire hotelier Reeve Sallis. Emily will begin to seduce her way into Reeve’s life and his heart ensuring she has a front row seat when the truth is finally revealed. FIRST TOUCH is a slow build to a suspense filled and intriguing cliff hanger that will only create more questions than answers; a dark, erotic romance that focuses on two people whose lives are interconnected through a missing woman-a woman Emily presumes to be dead. Emily and Reeve’s taste for the darker side of sex borders on deviance: fantasies that go beyond BDSM and role play; and questionable consent. Our leading couple straddles a fine line between right and wrong: trust must be earned; boundaries are pushed; control and power are at the center of all negotiations. While our heroine continues to search for the truth, she begins to lose herself to a man who is capable of destroying her world. So many clues are interspersed throughout the storyline premise. Laurelin Paige pushes the reader into an unimaginable world; a place where our thoughts go but our heart does not belong; a story that will command your attention until the very end. But I want to add, that sometimes an author goes for ‘shock value’ in the storyline content, and I have to wonder if that is the purpose for some of the graphic imagery.
Date published: 2015-12-29

Editorial Reviews

"Paige is unflinching in her depiction of a complicated relationship, and the results are explosive." - Kirkus Reviews"Gritty, edgy, dark and compelling, First Touch pulls no punches and just might leave you reeling." - Megan Hart, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Tear You Apart"A beautifully executed maze of suspense, seduction, and ridiculously hot sex." - Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl in 6E