Just when everything in my life is falling apart, I find a chance to turn it around--to step into someone else's glittering world, if only for a little while. I become someone new, no longer the woman defined by an ugly past, but a woman freer and bolder than myself. A woman who isn't afraid to explore every passion, even at its darkest, with a mysterious and seductive man who believes my mask is real.
Handsome and commanding, enigmatic and irresistible, billionaire Dominic Baine is an obsession I cannot afford and should not risk. He ushers me into consuming new pleasures and addicting new desires, until the line between my real life and the fantasy one I've stolen with him begins to blur.
I know I cannot keep my truth from him. I know my past will not stay buried forever. But before I can make it right, everything comes crashing down. I have deceived this powerful, dangerous man . . . and now there is a price to be paid.
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FOR 100 DAYS is the first novel in a passionate new contemporary romance trilogy from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian. Coming soon: FOR 100 NIGHTS and FOR 100 REASONS.
Avery is a struggling artist (to be honest I was kind of reminded of the film Coyote Ugly) working in a bar when she gets the chance of a lifetime. A complete stranger asks her to house sit her swanky apartment for four months and at this point I'm thinking fairy god mother because hey, it just seemed so fanciful! Okay, moving on and what do you know Avery quite literally bumps into a new neighbour, Dominic, who is sex on legs! Can I just say chemistry here? Suffice to say they haven't seen the last of each other and that pivotal moment begins a relationship based on mutual pleasure and maybe something more. Yet, both of the couple have secrets and although the reader knows a lot about Avery, it's pretty clear not everything has been revealed.
So lots of between the sheet time, against the wall, over the........, well you get the idea. There are lots of sensuous moments here as the couple explore and learn about each other. Avery is our touchstone in many ways and it's easy to like her. We obviously don't have all the information yet but quite a lot of her past is revealed.
Dominic, hmm, perhaps a bit more of a dark horse. Ms Adrian teases us with a name of someone he knows and possibilities as he clearly has a dominant nature. No hard BDSM scenes but I couldn't help but wonder if that was a part of Dominic’s past. I do hope the author doesn't jump on that bandwagon in future instalments as its recently been done to death by so many authors.
Bottom line, For a 100 Day is well written and if you are partial to a New York fairy tale with a contemporary and very sexy twist then this book will delight. I'm glad not everything is black and white and it will be interesting to see exactly just how this trilogy proceeds. Not exactly a cliffhanger but I am left with questions. The next book is For One Hundred Nights and I suspect Dominic is about to step up and really take charge!
I was gifted a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.