"Exciting, intriguing and absolutely addicting ... and deliciously naughty! Tobias Wilder is seriously dreamy!" - Craves the Angst
SERIES: Icon Trilogy #2
AUTHOR: Vanessa Fewings
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2017
PUBLISHER: HQN Books
PAGES: Approx. 352
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Can she outwit the ultimate master in a timeless game of seduction?
Chasing Icon, the world's slickest art thief, was the most seductive thrill of London art investigator Zara Leighton's career…until the clues led her to the man who holds command of her body and heart, Tobias Wilder, an American billionaire with charisma to spare. Her duty to capture him is complicated by the intensity of their passion. Her will to end their connection is tinted with red-hot need to never let him go.
Tobias's heists are about more than money and ego. His plot to orchestrate the perfect deception in Los Angeles is destiny. No one—not even Zara—knows the depths of his motivation. And no one suspects the truth behind a single artifact that holds the secrets to an entire civilization. Forced to deny one calling to satisfy another, he knows something must be sacrificed: his code of honor or his loyalty to Zara.
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REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
5 “game on!” Stars!
Exciting, intriguing and absolutely addicting ... and deliciously naughty! Tobias Wilder is seriously dreamy!
This author NEVER fails to impress. If you think this story couldn't get more decadent, more compelling, more charged and more provocative, it most certainly did in this second installment of the ICON Trilogy! The writing is intelligent and mesmerizing, the story vivid and electric, and the characters even more enchanting and alluring than before! I loved this read and with the way it ended, I’m salivating for the third and final book in the series. It’s going to be a torturous wait, but one I’ll gladly endure to see how this fascinating story ends.
After the unbelievable and exhilarating ending from book one, the author picks up right where she left off, only this time we are taken from the lively and historic streets of London to the complex, billowing City of Angels. Believing Tobias Wilder is the infamous ICON, Zara Leighton tracks her man to his art museum in Los Angeles and as she closes in on him, her heart is torn between believing all she knew about them as a couple to be a lie, and trusting he is the man she’s come to love.
“Our worlds were clashing and the fallout was going to leave nothing but two broken people if I wasn’t careful.”
With her heart invested and her mind confused, Zara is on a mission to save Tobias from himself, seeking the truth behind ICON. Never expecting to develop the feelings he finds himself harboring, Tobias is on a mission to possess every inch of Zara, get her to trust him and ultimately protect her.
Zara’s character is so much fun! I love her honesty and her moral compass. And I totally love her spontaneity and her penchant for getting herself into certain situations which usually lead to an exciting adventure and Tobias swooping in to save the day. As for Tobias, though more layers of his character were stripped away and his motives and personality became more transparent, he still remains a great mystery and one who impresses with his heart stopping intensity, his spine tingling sexual presence and his incomparable intelligence. The man makes me “swoon”!
These two are intoxicating together. The “sexy” is definitely amped up in this book as Zara and Tobias’s chemistry sizzle. Their romance is challenging, flirty and the sexually charged as each tries to outmaneuver the other. And it was exceedingly FUN to read!
But the books contains more than just an outstanding romance. There’s mystery and intrigue at every turn as a dark past and sinister intentions circle the elitist art world. Zara digs deeper into the thefts she’s tasked with uncovering and discovers a danger and wealth of deception she might not be prepared for. Tobias, with all his gadgetry and sleuthing skills, has to stay one step ahead of his pursuers, to not only protect himself, but also the woman he loves.
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. I always come away from a Vanessa Fewings book enlightened, educated and drunk off her smart, witty writing style. In this book, she really conveys her passion and love of the art world through her expert writing and storytelling. She writes with feeling and I was captivated by the world she created. I, who have hardly any knowledge of the art world, came away from the story intrigued and determined to learn more.
The Wrap Up:
The Game was deliciously clever and all around consuming. If Tobias Wilder didn’t steal your heart in the first book, he surely will in this second installment of the ICON Trilogy! A must-read!
Word of the Day...
Just a quick note. I’m a huge thesaurus fan. I love learning words. My word of the year is “skulduggery”! Never heard it before but now it’s my new favorite word! Thanks Zara and Vanessa! :)
SERIES: Icon Trilogy #1
AGE GROUP: Adult/Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017
PUBLISHER: HQN Books
PAGES: Approx. 384
A rising star in one of London's top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton's talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She's chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession.
She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy. Wilder doesn't ask questions. He gives orders. His gaze alone ignites her deepest fantasies. And his touch…
The sudden whirl of exclusive exhibitions and decadent parties that Wilder introduces her to is a potent aphrodisiac. But surrender soon becomes tinged with suspicion. Is Zara's tryst with Wilder the real thing…or just a convincing forgery?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR...
THE CHASE is the first in her sizzling new romantic trilogy from HQN Books and will be released in June 2017, followed by THE GAME & THE PRIZE.
Vanessa is also the author of The Stone Masters Vampire Series. Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA.
Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband.
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