This is a deeply emotional story. Lindsay suffers through something terrible at the hands of people she thought were friends. Even after an isolated recovery, her return is punctuated by mysterious occurrences intended to hurt her. Drew, her ex-boyfriend and witness to the crime perpetuated on her, was hired by her father as her head of security. This emotional component is very hard to accept as there is a big mystery surrounding Drew’s role in the traumatic event. Lindsey seems to transform before us as we read. She becomes stronger and more determined as the plot goes through interesting twists and turns. I was riveted to my Nook, unable to set this down. I read through a film of tears and a racing heart. This does end in a cliffhanger as it is to be delated in three parts. Even after the first book there are many questions in need of answers and people to be held accountable. I am eagerly awaiting the next book. Safety: It’s hard to give you enough without giving you too much. There is more to the story about Drew being present when Lindsay is raped. No others while they are together. Drew is not celibate during their separation, however he is not a man-whore at all and spends most of their separation in the military. Rape is the entire premise of the story and it is graphic and sure to be a trigger to many. There is abuse, mostly emotional with a few physical instances.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
FINAL RATING: 5 Stars!
About A HARMLESS LITTLE GAME
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.
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About Meli Raine
Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them.
Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.