Wednesday, April 27, 2011
TORTURED RAKE (Bad Blood series) - Sarah Morgan
Nathaniel Wolfe was Hollywood’s heartthrob and every woman’s fantasy. Now he was in England to play King Richard not in the movies but in the theater. He was going to knock them dead with his performance. Therefore, on opening night when he saw a familiar face, one from his past, he went a little crazy. With the help of the costume designer Katie Field, they both escaped on her scooter and went to her apartment. However, someone got wind Nathaniel was at Katie’s and so with his brother’s help they went to a secluded island.
Katie Field was so unlike her model sister. She had curves and her dream was to be a famous costume designer. Nathaniel made her nervous in ways she could not explain. He was so handsome and had the most beautiful blue eyes she had ever seen. However, she wondered where the real man was because he was such a clever actor. In addition, the fact sparks flew between them every time they brushed hands
It was so hot on their private island and Katie did not want to wear any of the bikini’s that had been provided for her. However, Nathaniel had other ideas and so he took her snorkeling. However, a party on a nearby boat the parents were not paying attention and a little girl nearly drowned and Nathaniel saved her. However, not without cost to him because his past all came blasting back into his life and he remembered his tortured childhood. The mask came off him and Katie actually saw the real man not the actor.
Nathaniel had spent his adult acting, which had quickly become an escape and now it was a disguise. Honestly, he had no trouble trying to forget his tortured past until the accident on the water and it all came flooding back. His horrible father, his mother, all of his father’s wives, his brothers and sisters, it had all been a nightmare and one he did not want to remember. Now he wondered why after all of these years his brother was back.
Nathaniel confided his sordid past to Katie, told her all of it, and actually he let her see him as a man. There was one thing for sure, she wanted to comfort him, and she in the end, gave herself to him and her virginity. When the solitude of the island became too much, he took her to Rio. She saw his charity, his drama school for the barrio children and she wanted him to see first handed the amazing opportunity he was providing for these children. He had already told her back on the island that he only did short term affairs but could this be more than that for both of them I wondered?
However, without any warning he took her to Hollywood because of the upcoming Sapphire Awards and everything from that moment on went down the tube. Nathaniel wouldn’t return his brother’s calls, he was still running from his past and actually from Katie and their relationship. Her parting comments to him before returning home to England were “in order to move forward you need to go back”.
Katie was not the only one to return to England. Nathaniel went back to Wolfe Manor to face his demons and in the end, his brother he had not seen in twenty years. I wondered how he could possibly survive his tortured past?
He survived seeing his brother, survived remembering all of it and that was thanks to Katie Fields. Because she believed and loved the man not the movie star. And in the end because of her he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her as his wife.
Nathaniel’s story was the first one in the Bad Blood series one I am sincerely looking forward to reading.
Sarah talks about this book on a Mills and Boon Blog
Underneath the movie star’s good looks is a man battling with the demons of his past. No one knows the real Nathaniel, they only see the pin-up, the man he pretends to be.
Until one night he is forced to rely on Katie Field, an ordinary young woman from a very different world to Nathaniel’s. She may be star struck but she isn’t blinded by the bright lights of fame. Can Nathaniel trust her enough to reveal the man behind the mask? Let the seduction begin…