A Harmless Little Game
Book 1, Harmless
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Four years ago I lost my virginity on live, streaming television.
Too bad I wasn’t awake for it.
The video went viral. Of course it would. A Senator’s daughter on camera? Wouldn’t you click “share”? Besides, that’s what three of the four guys in the video did.
They shared me.
But that fourth guy? The nondescript one in the background in the upper left corner of the screen, just sitting on the couch? The only one who did nothing?
Not one single thing.
That was my boyfriend, Drew.
And that was the last time I saw him.
Until today, when my father—now on a path to the White House—hired him as head of security for my new team as I return home after four years of “recovering” in an undisclosed location that involved white lab coats, needles, pills and damage control.
You see, the other three guys never went to jail. Never had charges pressed.
Never faced consequences.
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A Harmless Little Game is the first in this political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.
A great start to a new series
It has been a long time since I read a book in one sitting until A Harmless Little Game. The author pulls you in from page one and keeps your attention until the last page. Just when you think you figured out who you can and cannot trust a new twist is thrown in. I can't wait until the next book comes out but this time I won't start it at 11 pm.
I highly recommend this book if you love suspense, romance and a heroine going through major trauma who is able to come out a stronger person. (make sure to have tissue handy)
I received a free copy for an honest review.
a truly scintillating, pulse pounding thriller
A Harmless Little Game is a truly scintillating, pulse pounding thriller that will claw its way under your skin and into the core of your very being. It will settle into the depths of your heart and seep into every part of your soul. Your small world will be rocked to its very foundation, and you will ask more questions than you will ever find answers to. What you will begin to discover is that this story is so much more then what you first believe. Indulge in every facet of this incredible story and lose yourself to its many layers and levels of meaning. This is yet another spectacular creation of the fantastically talented Meli Raine that you will not want to miss a single word as you savor this beautifully crafted work of art.
Lindsay’s entire life morphed into one never-ending nightmare one fateful night. People she thought were friends betrayed her in the worst possible way, and she was left with scars that cover her body, her heart, and her soul. After emerging from this hell, she scrapes her way back to reality and to being human again. She is literally hanging on by a thin shard of hope as she finds her world once again being wildly shifted. Running out of options and desperate for allies, Lindsay finds herself trying to skate the thin veneer of her life to not alert those pulling the strings that she has her own plans that will twist the rules of this old game. By a wondrous miracle hope comes in the form of her old boyfriend Drew and her newly regained friend Jane. Can she trust them with the information they are feeding her, or is she truly on her own in reclaiming her life and her freedom?
Lindsay’s characters truly blew me away. Her inner strength and courage astounded me after all that she had been through. I am not sure that most people would be able to pull themselves together long enough to acknowledge the world around them after living through such a carefully created hell much less have the determination to take their life back. She is such a wonderful character so full of hope that I couldn’t help but cheer her on. Drew puzzled me more than anything. I couldn’t quite figure him out at first, but once he opened up to Lindsay, I finally realized just how incredible he is as well. He went through his own personal hell after what happened to Lindsay. I look forward to watching these two hunt down and destroy the puppeteers and show them that no one will ever pull their strings again.
I have been craving and missing these extraordinary stories from Meli Raine. I felt like I could breathe again while diving into this fantastic new series. Raine is a dream author that knows how to make you experience every aspect of her story. She effortlessly pulls your heart completely into her world. You become an integral part of the journey, and savoring every step of the journey is an exquisite gift that I thoroughly enjoy. Raine needs to be on your short list of favorite authors as she will rock your world without fail!
A story full of pain, deceit, love, passion, attempts at healing, and revenge.
Wow! I couldn't put it down. Lindsay went through an ordeal no one should ever have to experience, followed by being a prisoner for four years. Her father brings her home with Drew as her personal security. She thought she could never trust him again. She quickly finds that everything she thought she knew is false and the truth is so much more. A story full of pain, deceit, love, passion, attempts at healing, and revenge. I can't wait for the rest of the series. Book one does end on a cliff hanger.