This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
REVIEWED BY KIRA SLAUGHTER
It’s the perfect wedding: tropical sunshine, glamorous guests, a beautiful bride who came from nowhere to marry a handsome Hollywood millionaire. But the day is about to take a shocking turn.
Lisa Costello has all the expensive clothes and exotic vacations that come with dating a rich man. But her relationship with Josh Steen is a sham. Yet nothing could have prepared Lisa for the morning after their wedding in Thailand. Josh is dead- and it looks like Lisa killed him.
As Lisa escapes, ex-FBI trainee turned journalist Sam Murray is on her trail. Suspecting a set-up, both Lisa and Sam face a race against time to uncover who’s really behind the hit. With a professional assassin moving in for the kill, the clock is ticking fast…
When I found out that Louise Bagshawe was bringing a new book out I couldn’t wait. I’d read all of her previous books and they were fantastic, and over the years her writing style has changed. Whereas before her stories would be about women fighting their way to the top, in her last two books Passion and Desire, she’s written a thriller-cum-romance and it has proven to have worked really well. I devoured this book in a day; I just could not put it down.
The main character, Lisa, is marrying a top Hollywood producer, yet even from the first chapter you can tell that she doesn’t want to. All throughout the book I felt sorry for her at how she had been treated by people and the situation that she had ended up in, yet you know that she is a fighter and that she doesn’t let people get the better of her.
The other main character, Sam, is a tabloid hack as they call it, and all he is after is a story. When he finds Lisa that is where the story picks up and from that point I didn’t get a whole lot done as I couldn’t put the book down to even try! There’s good chemistry between the two characters, and you end up getting really into the story.
The thing I like most about Louise Bagshawe is that she always creates main characters that you can’t help like and feel sorry for. In the case of Lisa Costello, I found myself feeling sympathy towards her as he was in a situation that she had no control over. When Sam turns up you start to think that everything will be ok, but that’s where the story starts to get really interesting.
To anyone who, like me, has read all of Louise Bagshawe’s books and loved them, this will not let you down. It’s fast paced, gritty and unbelievably hard to put down as I found out!
I highly recommend this and give it a 10/10! Fab!