Review: First Touch (First and Last #1) by Laurelin Paige

I’m thinking “wow” and “blown away” pretty much cover my thoughts on this. First Touch was seriously an awesome read!



First Touch

First Touch (First and Last #1) by Laurelin Paige






Emily Wayborn is finally her own woman.


After a string of shameful relationships and reckless partying with her best friend Amber, she’s now a successful voiceover actress, her wild past and everyone in it firmly behind her. Until she receives a cryptic voicemail from her former friend that sends her spiraling into the darkness she thought she had outrun. One thing is clear from the message, Amber is in trouble.


Determined to track down her friend, Emily follows a chain of clues that leads her to Reeve Sallis, a gorgeous and equally dangerous hotelier known for his power games and shady dealings. Now, in order to find Amber, Emily must return to her playgirl ways to uncover his secrets and track down her friend. But as she becomes more entangled with him, she finds she's drawn to Reeve and his depravity despite her growing conviction that he may be the one responsible for Amber’s disappearance.




5 out of 5 stars


Wow! I don't even know what to say or how to describe all the emotions this story elicited from me. It was crazy, very intense, and sexual charged. I could not stop reading because I was completely fascinated by the story being laid out.


Reeve and Emily are both complex and complicated characters. Learning Emily's history was heartbreaking and at times horrific. The details of her friendship with Amber was full of tension, turmoil, and angst. I thought Reeve was a really fantastic character, dominating and controlling. He and Emily together had such a strong pull happening, I sometimes felt like I was holding my breath while reading. They were so flawed and messed up yet extremely appealing, drawing me in. The sex... let’s just add another WOW right here. It was hot and intense. And complicated. Did I mention intense (seriously!!!). Yet somehow I developed this compassion for them through all these encounters.


Loved the development and detail. I thought there was a really great build with so many twists and turns. A nice suspense element was happening as well. I had this feeling of anxiety running through me most the time because I was hooked. It was just this excellent, well crafted story that was so incredibly intricate, filled with so many layers. And the end… KILLER cliffhanger. I knew it had to be coming but still, I yelled at my Kindle!


I felt like I was holding on for dear life while I absorbed in all that was happening because there was so much going on. It blew me away! It could be so volatile but somehow sweet. I was so captivated by it, I HAD to know. Just a solid, fantastic read. I am totally anxiety ridden but WOW! Bring on Last Kiss!!! 5 stars!


Complimentary copy received for honest review.




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