Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 4
When the screen fades to black, all that remains is love.
Ty Ransome. Reigning king of Hollywood, producer, actor, Look Magazine’s Hottest Man Alive. He has it all—until he reads a book of short stories that touches him in places kept carefully hidden from the tabloid gossip mill. There’s only one way to meet the introverted writer—invite her to Tinseltown to work on a script. The moment he sees her, he realizes why her work haunts him. There’s something missing in his life, and it’s her.
Gwen steps off the plane with reservations. For one thing, her darkly sexual stories are hardly movie material. Then there’s Ty’s reputation as a ladies’ man. Yet she’s won over by his charm and agrees to stay on for a week to get to know him before making her decision. And as the days go by, she discovers there’s far more to Ty than a handsome face.
They eat, drink and breathe the characters in their screenplay, re-enacting scenes that delve into the BDSM realm, setting Ty free to unleash his powerful cravings and exposing Gwen’s deepest needs. Needs she set free on paper…but is not sure she’s ready to make a reality.
Clare C's Review
Ty is an action star looking to expand his career. Gwen is a writer who catches his attention with a collection of short stories she wrote. This collaboration can’t help but be more than business. Both characters spent their lives battling ‘dark’ urges. Ty is a Dom who wants a sub, but he can’t do anything that would damage his star status. Gwen seems to have given up on relationships because she can’t find a man who can truly dominate her.
The idea isn’t new and neither is the plot, but in Carr’s hands, the characters come alive from the first page. I picked this up intending to look it over before bed, thinking maybe I’d read it the next day, and I never put it down. I couldn’t. The dynamic characters sucked me in and the emotionally-charged sex scenes were both erotic and romantic. This is something you can read twice because you know exactly how good it’ll be the second time. Thank you, Ms. Carr.
4 1/2 Tea Cups!