Joss Parker’s life is a fairy tale come true. She’s a concert pianist in New York who lives with her longtime boyfriend and is close with her fiercely protective father—until one fateful night when she is taken in the middle of the night.
In a desperate attempt to access a program that could be a threat to national security, her ability to play the piano is threatened. Her world comes crashing down when her father puts his need to protect a program over his own daughter.
At the last minute, Joss finds herself whisked away by an unlikely ally.
She later lands in the protective custody of none other than small-town bad boy and bar owner Derek Slade. Slade is entrusted to look after Joss and see to it that she hides behind her new persona, Jill, so that bad people don’t find her ever again.
Joss has been erased. Joss is now Jill.
As Joss trades her blond locks for Jill’s mahogany ones, she also takes on the strength of her new persona. Jill is someone who doesn’t put up with crap. Jill doesn’t trust easily. Jill must protect the broken heart of Joss.
Joss and Slade battle an intense attraction, but she isn’t the only one with secrets. Behind Slade’s silver eyes are mysteries he’s unwilling to share. Slade knows better than to get involved with Joss, yet he finds it nearly impossible to push her away.
What happens when Slade crosses the line of protector? Can he protect her when the evils of both of their pasts come back to haunt them?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A holy crap 4.75 star crazy drama read.... OMG that is one crazy beginning to a story. It sucked me right in, I love books that start off with a bang and from that moment on I can't get enough. I did however figure out who was on the phone pretty early in the book....no worries though, I didn't know for sure and it didn't ruin anything for me at all :) The characters are so strong and beautiful. They come to life in front of you and are easily liked. JossParker is in a nightmare, one I don't think I could get through that's for sure. But with Slade by my side....who knows lol Jill is a riot. Strong, lively and flirty, I like the contrast between Joss and Jill. Same people but not at all. (Why do all these alpha males smell like soap and mint?) I have yet to smell that...someone needs to write a scratch and sniff book. Slade starts off as a dominant arrogant jerk and I would really like to smack him BUT....like everyone else he has a story and a reason right?...yup a bit of a nightmare. He grows on me, quite a bit ;) The filthy foul mouthed hunk of man *ahem*. So hot yet so close to that line I won't cross. The story line is fantastic! I love sexy romance dramas (I recently figured this out heh). It does have some parts that are like all the other books but they weren't enough to make me feel like I've read it before. There is one spot in the story that drags a slight bit but that could have just been me wanting more excitement at that time. The plot is original and the drama exciting. I read through this one really fast and was always wondering what was coming next. Every now and then I like a "different" kind of read and this was enough for me. Go grab your copy!! (Received as a gift)
Where do I even begin to describe how well written Erased is??? You could never tell that this book is two authors writing together!! Elle Christensen and K Webster have totally raised the bar with this book. I would even say that they have mastered being able to write together and have created their own little masterpiece with Erased!!! I could not stop reading once I started. Joss is a young lady that has things going for her when all the sudden her world is turned upside down. She has been told that everything she once knew as her own life is no more. Slade provides a Joss with a place for her to stay and a job for her to work at when she has to suddenly disappear. Joss does not understand how all this can happen. She makes do with what she is handed and even begins to make another life for herself. Joss never had any idea that Slade had feelings for her or felt so strongly about her. Once Joss has set into somewhat of a routine with her new life, she soon discovers that there is still one part of her past that she can still connect with. Joss's love and talent of playing the piano is the only thing that she can still do that is related to her past life. Slade recognizes the connection with Joss and the piano. Slade soon shows Joss his feelings for her and Joss never knew someone could make her feel like Slade does. Slade cares for Joss like she is his own and soon declares his ownership of her in ways no one imagined. This story just makes you want to melt at how Slade is such an Alpha male and so protective of Joss!! I have to say that I now have a new favorite BBF and it is Slade!!! Thanks Elle Christensen and K Webster for such a great read!! I sincerely hope that there are other books in the making for another heart melting masterpiece from you two!!!
The synopsis of the book covers what the book is about in great detail and also gives you a good look into the storyline which had it all--twists, suspense, love, angst (betrayal) and a good plot. The characters were very well developed. Derek Slade is tall, muscular, hot and just the right amount of alpha in him. Is willing to do anything he needs to do to protect what he believes is his or what he want to be his. Joss is very reserved and does as she is told. However, when she takes on the persona of Jill Anderson (J) it allows her to break free. She becomes strong willed with a sassy nature that was buried deep within her. Together Derek and J are very sexually charged. They also but heads on just about anything that has to do with J staying safe. However, will information that has been kept a secret ruin everything or can they overcome the betrayal? While reading I couldn't tell that this book was written by two different authors it flowed amazingly. K. Webster and Elle Christensen did an amazing job!!! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great book about betrayal (family and non-family) and love. ****I was given a copy for an honest review.****
Excellent collaboration between K. Webster and Elle Christensen! Intrigue, action, suspense, sex, it's got it all!