"He wants answers.
She wants freedom.
She giggles and kisses my lips softly. “I live here, so I’m not escaping, frowny-face. I need to use the bathroom.” She wrestles out from underneath my hold, stretching her arm to the chair beside the bed. Sitting up on the edge, she slips on a satin robe before standing.
“Why are you covering up that body, babe? I was already hard waiting to watch you go,” I tease…except not at all teasing.
“What?” She glances over her shoulder with a sassy grin. “You don’t like it?” She looks at her silky attire and runs her hands over the robe enticingly. “I’ll have you know, I’ve been told pink is my color.” Her mouth turns down subtly the second the words escape; a faraway sadness ghosting across her eyes for a fleeting second before she quickly dismisses the thought away and fakes a smile.
A surge of nausea consumes me, a shiver elicited with the chill that creeps up my spine, the unfair devil of irony dousing me in frigid shame and guilt.
It’s her—my Jocelyn—was Devon’s…fascination, his ‘I hope she feels the same.’
I just made love to the woman my little brother never even got a chance to ask on a date.
When you mix certain elements into a book you end up with a either one of two things, a great book or a book that leaves you saying WTF did I just read?
Conspire is a book about a man Bryce/Graham who's brother committed suicide, or so everyone thinks. Bryce just knows that that is not the kind of person his brother is and begins a "new life" in order to find out what really did happen to his brother. He begins by obtaining a position in the pharmaceutical company that his brother interned in. There he meets Jocelyn, a smart sexy woman whose father is also the owner of the company. Right away there is a magnetism between these two that is very palpable.
I loved the way these two got along. As a reader I got to experience the love of the two characters as they fell for each other and then in love with one another. One of the things that I enjoyed in the book was the character building. At first Jocelyn seems like this meek, yes woman. She allows others to tell her how and when she should feel anything. As the story unfolds she slowly finds her inner strength. That to me is the best, reading as a character comes into their own.
Bryce, is sexy and funny. His character is a strong one, he is not willing to accept certain things about his brother and will stop at nothing to find the answers he needs. He is loyal.
What I truly enjoyed is the fact that neither of these two are completely honest with one another even though Bryce secret is pretty much a huge part of the plot, this is where you experience most of the angst and GAH I LOVE IT.
I really enjoyed this story from beginning to end. Being able to be completely lost and not reemerging until I was finished is a sure sign of that. Both of these authors understand how to slowly give a reader breadcrumbs, that eventually leads you into a huge delicious piece of awesomeness.