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?
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When I chose FIRST TOUCH to review, I ended up getting more then I expected. This book has a lot of sex and the darker sides of sex to boot. In some ways, it overshadowed the plot, in others, it was the plot itself as Emily has had issues with knowing her limits when it comes to saying no.
It is dark, gritty and full of angst as Emily learns to accept both her strengths and her weaknesses in her seatch to find her friend Amber. She quickly discovers that Reeve who is her number one suspect might just be the man that she has been searching for her entire life. But first she has to discover if he injured Amber or even if he can be trusted.
I did enjoy FIRST TOUCH but I wouldn't recommend it to my general reader as does cover darker aspects of one's sexuality. It brings up the sex trade and hard drugs also so not for younger readers.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.