Chrissie Laursen doesn't date models. Having barely survived her battle with alcoholism and just out of a ten-year marriage that lasted nine years too long, she's laser focused on her thriving Miami Beach business: promoting erotic photographers in local galleries. She has no time for the ego driven pretty boys that proliferate in that business. For so long she's wondered if life and love would ever truly touch her that she decides to go it alone. Then she sees the glacial blue eyes and rugged, animal intensity of Nick Jessup, and her resolve begins to fracture.
Irresistibly drawn to him, she begins a relationship with Nick and soon becomes obsessed with his dominant, controlling personality. Even his dangerous past doesn't scare her. But before their charged sexual energy culminates in passion, the peril of Nick's past explodes into the present and he is sentenced to thirty-five years in prison for a horrific crime. Faced with the reality that her life can either return to the empty normalcy she's always known or continue through the terrifying and exhilarating doorway that Nick's arrival has opened...she makes a decision to do something that will never allow her to go back to the fragile life she's just rebuilt.
A wild, erotic, and powerful journey of self-discovery, The Outmate shimmers with the intensity of what it means to be human-and the clarity that comes with finding your truth before it's too late.
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*
Wow! This book was a thrill ride! To be honest I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into when I began reading this book, which in a way helped me identify with Chrissie. She was a great character to follow and I loved how the book explored her fears and hopes. I didn't always like her actions, and I couldn't understand liking someone hurting you physically, but I think everyone understands love and the power it can hold over a person.
I haven't read Fifty Shades of Grey but I would think this book would fall in a similar category as far as the sex in the book goes. This book was very hard to put down and I stayed up well past when I should have gone to sleep in order to find out what happened next.
Even though this book isn't a typical book I would read, I loved it and enjoyed it thoroughly. I loved going on the thrill ride this book produced. The pacing was great, it was very well written and the character development was top notch. I would not hesitate to read another book by Trenton.
Great book to read to spice up your cold February and Valentines day!!
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