Vada Bergen is broke, the black sheep of her family, and moving a thousand miles away from home for grad school, but she’s got the two things she loves most: her art and her best friend—and sometimes more—Ellis Carraway. Ellis and Vada have a friendship so consuming it’s hard to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. It’s intense. It’s a little codependent. And nothing can tear them apart. Until an accident on an icy winter road changes everything.
Vada is left deeply scarred, both emotionally and physically. Her once-promising art career is cut short. And Ellis pulls away, unwilling to talk about that night. Everything Vada loved is gone. She’s got nothing left to lose.
So when she meets some smooth-talking entrepreneurs who offer to set her up as a cam girl, she can’t say no. All Vada has to do is spend a couple hours each night stripping on webcam, and the “tips” come pouring in.
It’s just a kinky escape from reality until a client gets serious. “Blue” is mysterious, alluring, and more interested in Vada’s life than her body. Online, they chat intimately. Blue helps her heal. And he pays well, but he wants her all to himself. No more cam shows. It’s an easy decision: she’s starting to fall for him. But the steamier it gets, the more she craves the real man behind the keyboard. So Vada pops the question: Can we meet IRL?
Blue agrees, on one condition. A condition that will bring back a ghost from her past.
Now Vada must confront what she’s been running from. A past full of devastating secrets—those of others and those she’s been keeping from herself…
This wasn't my favorite of Leah's books. It definitely was a good book, but I felt like it was missing something.
This story should have wowed me. I expected to have my jaw hanging on the ground in this one. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Although the book is well written, it has very little attention grabbers in it. It seemed to move extremely slow. I had a very hard time keeping myself on the book. I had to put it down and come back to it a couple of times.
The story itself is very intriguing. It's full of twists and turns. I will admit, I saw many of them coming. That may be more because I read so many books with twists, I pick up on the more subtle clues others might not pick up on. I am not sure though. They seemed a bit obvious to me.
I wasn't really a fan of any of the characters. They really didn't have any qualities that wooed me like in past books. I don't mean to be a downer on this book. I just expected more than what I received. Overall, the book is a good one. It just wasn't a book that I can really jump up and down over.
About the Author
Leah Raeder is a writer and unabashed nerd. She is also the USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable and Black Iris. Aside from reading her brains out, she enjoys graphic design, video games, fine whiskey, and the art of self-deprecation. She lives with her very own manic pixie dream boy in Chicago.