I’m officially scared of Colleen Hoover. I mean, her darkness began to show with It Ends With Us and continued to deepen with Without Merit, but this book, this book had me jumping with every sound in my house and watching my back while walking down the street. SCARED I tell you, LOL!!! This is NOT romance, not really at least. It’s more of a suspenseful thriller with a little psychotic romance sprinkled in. I flipping LOVE when good authors jump out of their usual genre and give us something exceptional. This book is exceptional. The characters, the story line, the scene setting… all of it exceptionally written. I will say I figured out the plot twist at the end at about 30-something % in, but reading it unfold still had me on the edge of my seat with every turn of the page. I compare it to Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre or The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz. If you read those and loved them as much as I did (TOP reads for 2017-2018 for me), then you will LOVE Verity as well. FANTASTIC book!
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The good thing about sins is they don’t have to be atoned for immediately.
It was amazing how different sex felt when a person used more than their body. I involved my heart and my gut and my mind and my hope. I fell in that moment. Not in love. I just...fell.
And that’s what love at first sight is. It isn’t really love at first sight until you’ve been with the person long enough for it to become love at first sight.
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.
Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night their family was forever altered.
Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.
Due to graphic scenes and mature content, this book is recommended for readers 18+.