***Warning 18+ only due to mature subject matter and strong sexual content***
Payton wrote a self-published book regaling her encounters with men while visiting Las Vegas. To her horror, life changes in more ways than one when someone finds out her true identity.
Ryder, a successful publisher, is determined to find and sign Reece Edwards. Using what little information he can find on her, he sets out to find her, feeling it will definitely be worth the chase.
While on his search for Reece, Ryder meets Payton and the chemistry is explosive. Payton has done well with not allowing anyone to get close to her, but something is different with Ryder. Ryder can’t get Payton out of his head, but he is still on his mission to locate Reece.
With two tragic pasts, Payton and Ryder each have demons to overcome. Will they be able to put those demons to rest or will it be all for nothing?
Review by Brittany
Payton Davenport is a children’s writer with a secret. She has written a sex book under a penname, Reece Edwards. This book is all about her sexcapades that occur whenever she travels to the lovely city of Las Vegas. It’s an Amazon best seller and has caught the eye of not just a publishing company, but a creeper that’s bound and determined to make her life a living hell.
Ryder Strom is a publisher for Warrington Strom Publishing Agency. The book by Reece Edwards has caught his eye, and his dick. He’s set on signing this author and when she doesn’t respond in kind to his emails, he drives out to San Diego from Los Angeles, to make sure she can’t say no.
Payton and Ryder meet in a kickboxing class. They become fast friends…with benefits. After receiving some non-threatening but stalker like letters in the mail and Ryder following her to Vegas, she believes he’s her stalker and cuts all ties with him.
These two have a connection you can’t deny, and those few months that they each tried to let go of the other were tough. Can Payton and Ryder set aside their problems and make things work? Oh, and are they going to find out who sent those letters?
This is Leighton Riley’s first work. And she’s using a penname. I have no idea who she actually is. So, there’s that. Here’s the twist, she’s really Reece Edwards. No, I’m kidding. I don’t know who she is.
This is definitely a great start to her writing career. This book is filled with angst and twists and turns that will make your heart race. She definitely got me at the end… I can’t say who or what or why. But it was unexpected.
I believe that Leighton can improve, though, in future works. I can see her becoming an author that will sit up in the ranks with others like SE Hall or Ashley Suzanne. She has talent, that’s for sure.
I just didn’t feel connected to the characters like I do with other books. And that’s the reason I’m giving this novel four stars. I think, though, that the next book she writes, which is going to be about Tristen, Ryder’s best friend, that I will definitely connect with him. There’s something mysterious about him, and I want to find out what it is… We are introduced to Tristen in Sinfully, and we learn secrets about him that make you just want to snuggle with him.
I must say, the plot of this book is quite original. I haven’t read one like this before and I really enjoyed it. I would recommend this to everyone, and I hope that you enjoy it like I did. Great job, Leighton!
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