Tuesday, July 15, 2014

~Red & Wolfe, Part I (Red & Wolfe #1) by Ella James~

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.

**The story of Red & Wolfe will be told in three novellas. The next one releases May 21.

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★

Ella James is a brilliant mind!  In her short story Red & Wolfe Part 1, she teases the reader and creates a longing for more.  The story captures you and pulls you into the world of Red and her mystery man…Wolfe.

James Wolfe disappeared from the world after a hideous scandal that rocked his world.  He came to live with Red's extrinsic grandmother.  Now with a great deal at stake, he has to lure Red to his grandmother's house.  Almost like the fairy tale, will Wolfe devour Red before she has a chance to save herself?

Sarah "Red" Ryder has lost her job, sold everything she has and is down to her last few hundred dollars.  She's desperate for a job, or anything that will help her circumstances.  Reaching out to her estranged grandmother, she hopes that she will have the chance to finally meet her and in the process help her predicament.  

From the beginning, I was ensnared by the plot of the story.  The beautiful innuendoes have a similar feel to the fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, yet in an enticingly erotic way.  The author does an amazing job at laying out the pieces to the puzzle that is Red & Wolfe.  I cannot wait to read the rest of this story.  Oh, Ella, what BIG stories you weave!  

Hero – James Wolfe 4.0 stars
Heroine – Sarah “Red” Ryder 4.0 stars
Steam Level: 4.0 stars 
Plot: 4.0 stars 
Cliffhanger: No
Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes!  

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***

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