Monday, September 15, 2014

Because She Loves Me by Mark Edwards

A gripping tale of jealousy and obsession, from the #1 bestselling author of The Magpies.

When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end.
But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth...

Is Charlie really the girl of his dreams – or the woman of his nightmares?

MrsNorthman's Review
A sexy, thriller that I couldn't put down. I was sure I had it all figured out. But, I was so wrong.

Andrew is easy to adore. He comes off as a sweet guy that leads a pretty lonely existence. Working freelance keeps him pretty isolated, he doesn't have many friends and he lost his parents years ago. So it's just him and his disabled sister, Tilly. More than anything, Andrew wants someone to share his life with. When he meets Charlie, he's sure that this gorgeous girl is way out of his league, but he has to try. To his surprise, she feels the same way about him. Their chemistry is hot!
"It was like being in a fugue state, my whole body alive and humming, wanting to consume Charlie, to devour her, my mouth all over her, and hers all over me."
Charlie has a few oddities. She gets jealous very easily and won't talk about her past. When strange things start happening, he doesn't want to believe it's Charlie. I didn't either for Andrew's sake, but it seemed pretty obvious. Could Charlie be the one wreaking havoc on his life and those closest to him? Or is he just paranoid?

Guess you will have to read to find out. This was a story that kept me guessing until the very end. There were times that I wanted to shake Andrew and tell him to wake-up. He was so blind when it came to Charlie. Overall, it was a very entertaining story, I just wish the ending had unfolded a little differently.

4/5 Fangs

*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

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