When Sarah "Red" Ryder loses her job as an art critic for a Boston newspaper, she's brokenhearted. Worse than that? She's broke. Her boyfriend recently left her - for a tatted-up hottie with a dick - so she's stuck paying her hefty apartment rent alone. After two months unemployed, there's no money left. With no immediate family to turn to, Red reaches out to her estranged grandmother, a reclusive writer living on an island off the coast of Charleston. Several days later, Red receives $30,000 and an invitation to visit.
James Wolfe is not Red's grandmother. But he beckons her. Red has the ability to give him something he needs. He won't take "no" for an answer, and he doesn't mind screwing her over. He lost his conscience six years ago, when he was tried for the murder of his wife. Since then, life is about him - and the paintings he does under the mysterious pseudonym "W."
Wolfe needs the island to keep painting. To live his life away from prying eyes. To keep up the anonymity of "W."
Once he sees Red, he finds that he needs her, too. And Wolfe will have her. Any way he can.
About the Author:
Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone's parents go to war over the placement of a comma.
Ella's books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon's Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.
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Ella is represented by Rebecca Friedman of the Hill Nadell Literary Agency
Okay so when I first started reading this book, I fell in love with the blurb as well as the title. I've always been a sucker for the story of Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, as well as some of the spin off's on this story. So immediately I was sucked into the book and stoked to read it. The book starts out with us meeting Sarah. I feel terrible for Sarah and her situation. She pretty much loses everything and is almost homeless before she breaks down and tries to contact her grandmother. After some searching and calling she finally gets a way to pass along a call to her grandmother. After that Sarah's life will never be the same.
The next day Sarah has a crap ton of money in her account as well as a message to head somewhere to meet her grandmother. However, she she arrives she meets a man on the dock instead of her grandmother. He tells her to call him Race and he was sent by her grandmother to take her by boat to the island. However, the reality of the situation is that recently Sarah's grandmother passed away and left the island to Race...a.k.a. Mr. I have another name, but it has to go through family first before he can legally obtain it. So he sets out to get Sarah to do just that and offers her pretty much a bribe and they can both be on their ways. However, nothing is as simple as that and Sarah take a picture of him and the location they are going and sends it to her best friend so as to not have something bad happen. However, beyond that Race finds Sarah or Red as he calls her, hawt and he is turned on by her and the boat ride and then some are pretty steamy and yeah....lol
I kept read and getting lost in their story and then WHAM......end of book. I was screaming because I wanted to know what happened next. Thankfully Part 2 and Part 3 are out!!! I'll be definitely be reading those shortly. But I highly recommend this book for a great weekend read. It was super quick to read and pulls the reader in from the very beginning and Ella wrote it wonderfully. I cannot say enough great things about this book. So make sure to go get your copy!!!