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Published by Simon and Schuster on November 3rd 2015
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary, Suspense
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Also by this author: Unteachable, Black Iris
From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Unteachable and Black Iris comes a new, sexy romantic suspense novel about two best friends who are torn apart by a life-shattering accident…and the secrets left behind.
Vada Bergen is broke, the black sheep of her family, and moving a thousand miles away from home for grad school, but she’s got the two things she loves most: her art and her best friend—and sometimes more—Ellis Carraway. Ellis and Vada have a friendship so consuming it’s hard to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. It’s intense. It’s a little codependent. And nothing can tear them apart.
Until an accident on an icy winter road changes everything.
Vada is left deeply scarred, both emotionally and physically. Her once-promising art career is cut short. And Ellis pulls away, unwilling to talk about that night. Everything Vada loved is gone.
She’s got nothing left to lose.
So when she meets some smooth-talking entrepreneurs who offer to set her up as a cam girl, she can’t say no. All Vada has to do is spend a couple hours each night stripping on webcam, and the “tips” come pouring in.
It’s just a kinky escape from reality until a client gets serious. “Blue” is mysterious, alluring, and more interested in Vada’s life than her body. Online, they chat intimately. Blue helps her heal. And he pays well, but he wants her all to himself. No more cam shows. It’s an easy decision: she’s starting to fall for him. But the steamier it gets, the more she craves the real man behind the keyboard. So Vada pops the question:
Can we meet IRL?
Blue agrees, on one condition. A condition that will bring back a ghost from her past.
Now Vada must confront what she’s been running from. A past full of devastating secrets—those of others and those she’s been keeping from herself…
Thoughts on Cam Girl
This is going to be pretty damn scatter-brained. Raeder always leaves me thinking and hopeful. It’s one thing I can always count on with one of her books, and Cam Girl is no different.
Vada and Ellis are amazing characters. Both are afraid to some extent of what others think of them. Vada is definitely the one who worries more. She has some of her own phobias she has to work through into find herself. Ellis is struggling on a different level, but the struggle is very much real.
There is so much emotion, and learning to be happy with yourself. It’s hard to do when you are always fighting prejudices and a world that doesn’t accept easily.
I still can’t even form logical thoughts. Raeder has written a book that will touch many, and will bring hope to those out their struggling with their own battles.
I loved every word of Cam Girl. From the wonderfully written characters to the beautiful writing. It’s definitely a must read!
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