Review: Hook by Elisabeth Grace (Duplicity #1)

Note: This ARC was provided by TRSoR Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Hook is the first part of the Duplicity duet written by bestselling author Elisabeth Grace and it also happens to be my very first read from the author. We meet a single mother who's main goal in life is to provide the best possible life for her nine-year-old son who has special needs. When she's working as a high class escort, she's Brandi and she keeps that part of her life as separate as possible from her home life. Not a lot of people know her as Emily Ross, preferring to keep an emotional distance, especially when she's at work. But then she meets her latest client and Italian businessman Marco Valenti is nothing like her previous clients. He seems interested to know the woman behind the Brandi facade, and try as she might, Emily finds it increasingly difficult to pretend Marco is just another client she needs to satisfy. Marco wants her to be with him exclusively, and when Emily begins to cross the line between what's professional and personal, she doesn't realize quickly enough that being with Marco could cost her dearly.

I'm going to go right ahead and mention the one thing that frustrated me about this book: that evil cliffhanger of an ending. Yes, there's a cliffhanger and it's the kind that could tempt you to shake your e-reader hoping that you the resolution you so desperately seek drops in your lap. But nope, we'll all have to wait it out until June to get answers to all our questions. Now, do I think it's going to be worth the wait? I certainly hope so, especially since I became quite invested in Emily and Marco's relationship, which developed quite nicely in this series starter over the number of weeks they were together. With the way things were left hanging, my heart kinda broke for the two, but more so Emily because it's clear that she's already regretting certain choices that she made. I'm trying to stop myself from coming up with possible scenarios for the second book, but I really hope that the situation is as dire as how it was left here. Suffice it to say, I'm already itching to get my hands on Burn, because Hook has me very much hooked. Five stars. ♥

Date Read: 27 April 2016

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