One night of shadows. One night of bliss. One night of evil.
Katherine Regina Vandercamp has everything. Wealth. Beauty. Social standing. She’s the heiress to the Vandercamp fortune and engaged to the man of her dreams. One night it all shatters…
Finding her fiancé with another woman, she is distraught and makes a reckless decision to go with a friend to a sex club. Needing total anonymity, she has sex with a stranger in a room of total darkness, a sensuous cocoon of silky shadows. She has no idea who this man is or what he looks like. But it is in the shadows she finds solace. In the shadows she finds bliss.
She can’t forget this stranger’s touch, his taste, his scent. He infiltrates her dreams and holds her thoughts and body captive. But had she made a false assumption about her fiancé? Had he really been unfaithful? She regrets her hasty actions and is tormented by guilt. She is determined to marry the man she loves and forget her stranger.
Sinister events unfolded at the sex club. There was a gruesome murder and her stranger has been charged with the crime. Katie knows he’s innocent because she was with him at the time of the murder. She is shocked to find that he’s not a stranger after all. Will she reveal her horrible secret? Will she besmirch the Vandercamp name? Will she risk losing the man who has her heart to save the man who’s touched her soul?
Will coming forward put her in danger? Her life is in turmoil. All because of that one night.
A night that changed everything…
Wrapped in Shadows was a great book. When I pulled up the blurb this morning before I started reading it, I just skimmed over the first couple of paragraphs quickly and completely missed the “sinister events” part, so I didn’t realize that this was a romantic suspense novel. And let me tell you, I didn’t figure out “who done it” until it was revealed at the end and I so did not see it coming.
The book opens on a highly emotional scene when Kay catches her fiancé in a compromising position with his ex. Completely devastated, she flees to her best friend’s home and ends up accompanying her and her boyfriend Matt to a sex club, where she proceeds to have one night of complete sexual bliss with an unknown stranger. For many people visiting a sex club or a one-night stand wouldn’t be an issue, but Kay is an heiress and the face of her family’s philanthropic foundation so if it got out that she had visited a sex club, she’d be destroyed. So as much as she enjoyed her time with Mr. Pumpernickel (you’ll understand the reference when you read the book), she knows she can’t try to find out who he was or return to the club. Unfortunately, there was a murder the night she was at the club and Mr. Pumpernickel is arrested for it. This presents a major problem for Kay as she had discovered who Mr. P was and, after spending time with him, had developed feelings for him and couldn’t figure out what to do. Kay finds herself trying to juggle her responsibility with the Foundation, her parents’
expectation that she still marry Josh despite his infidelity, Josh’s continued pursuit and machinations, and her feelings for Mr. Pumpernickel and his need for an alibi.
Ms. Eugene has written an excellent book that sucked me in from the first sentence. The characters are realistic. The romance was wonderful. The twists and turns were suspenseful. The sex scenes were HOT!!! I so want my own Mr. Pumpernickel. I will definitely be checking out Ms. Eugene’s other books as I found her writing to be quite enjoyable.
Lisa Eugene began writing as a way to mentally escape from the hectic medical world where she has been a practicing nurse for over twenty years. After publishing her first novel, STRICTLY BUSINESS, she quickly learned that readers couldn’t get enough of the world she created and now she lives out her wildest fantasies by writing steamy romantic suspense for her fan-favorite Washington Memorial Hospital series.
When she’s not plotting her next dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure, you can find her juggling a full time job, playing soccer mom, or curled up reading a good romance.