Title: Follow Me Darkly Author: Helen Hardt Publisher/Year: Entangled 3/29/20 Length: 315 pages Series: Follow Me #1
She’s a take-charge woman. But he’s a master of control.
Skye Manning knows what she wants. Her job as assistant and photographer for a major social media influencer isn’t perfect, but it’s a rung on the ladder to bigger and better things. She’s confident she’ll one day take feature photos for National Geographic.
Self-made billionaire Braden Black didn’t get where he is by taking no for an answer. When a chance encounter with the refreshingly innocent and beautiful Skye piques his interest in more ways than one, he’s determined to make her submit.
Dating a billionaire soon has Skye in the middle of a Cinderella story…until the clock strikes midnight and Braden reveals his dark side. Heat sizzles between them, and Skye finds herself falling hard.
But Braden Black is no Prince Charming, and his dark desires are far from his only secret.
I don’t quite know how I found this story but i’m glad that I did. I love a good introduction to a series where our leading lady has absolutely no idea what she’s getting herself into because of her status, her background, her current life situation and her innocence when it comes to a romantic interest. In this story – Skye suffers from all of that, and it’s lovely to watch Braden change her world.
We meet Skye when she’s the social content developer for a society girl. This gives her access to all sorts of sponsorships, an opportunity to expand her love of photography which is what she studied in school and hoped to make into some type of profession.
It’s when she’s filtering comments for her boss, and then the root of negative comments turns out to be society playboy Braden that her life changes. He swoops in, propositions her for things that she’s never expected or knew existed and pushes her to lengths that were unfathomable.
He has a dark side, a delicious one and that means that she’s going to either have to become open minded, learn to put the whispers to the back of her mind or walk away. She has faith that she knows everything, however it seems like there may be some darkness that’s not resolved and potentially dangerous lurking under the water. He wants to give her a lot that she’s never experienced, and she wants to lie her life for herself. So, let’s just hope that the conflict that arose at the end of book one some how resolves in book 2. so, onto the next! Enjoy!
Title: Misadventures of a Good Wife Author: Meredith Wild, Helen Hardt Publisher/Year: Waterhouse Press 10/03/17 Length: 207 Pages Series: Misadventures #2
Kate and Price Lewis had the perfect marriage–love, fulfilling careers, and a great apartment in the city. But when Price’s work takes him overseas and his plane goes down, their happily-ever-after goes down with it.
A year later, Kate is still trying to cope. She’s tied to her grief as tightly as she was bound to Price. When her sister-in-law coaxes her into an extended girls’ trip–three weeks on a remote island in the South Pacific–Kate agrees. At a villa as secluded as the island, they’re the only people in sight, until Kate sees a ghost walking toward them on the beach. Price is alive.
Their reunion is anything but picture perfect. Kate has been loyal to the husband she thought was dead, but she needs answers. What she gets instead is a cryptic proposal–go back home in three weeks, or disappear with Price…forever.
Emotions run high, passions burn bright, and Kate faces an impossible choice. Can Price win back his wife? Or will his secrets tear them apart?
First – again a big thank you to the folks at NetGalley for getting me the ARC of this story. It’s another interesting installment into what’s not a series – but a collection of stories that are actually not at all related.
What we have – as the summary says is a story of couple who had it all, the perfect life together and then it was ripped apart. Price is killed in a plane crash and Kate doesn’t really know how to get her life back together. She works sometimes but really lives her life in a fog. It’s on this island that things change.
Price isn’t dead. I mean, we should have known that was going to be the case – but oh well. Anyhow – Price has been living a year in hiding because he had uncovered some information about a company that was doing some shady business, and that company didn’t want him to let their information go public.
Throughout this story we have a few things going on. One is the reconnecting of this couple – they have so much love and passion for each other that they want to fight against everything to make it work – even when it doesn’t seem realistic that they will end up happy. Then there’s the idea that there’s so much more going on that Price isn’t telling Kate since he doesn’t quite ever give her the answers that she wants – letting us learn the hard way that life is never going to be safe.
Then there are several characters that are mentioned throughout the story that seem like they are nothing to talk about – but you know that authors often don’t write in characters unless there’s a twist or something significant. Which is exactly what happens here.
The folks we love are forced to go on the run – Kate & Price, Otis, and even Michelle, and we don’t know who’s going to be discovered first and who will remain safe. There’s so much anxiety when there are kidnappings and threats on lives – and honestly all you want is for the couple to have their happily ever after – and you just don’t know if it’s possible. So on that note – you should def try to check this out and i think that i may even have the 3 book in this collection, so i’ll head off to read that one next. Happy Sunday all!