Full Exposure: A Novel

Full Exposure: A Novel

by Tracy Wolff

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Full Exposure: A Novel by Tracy Wolff

In this sizzling novel from bestselling author Tracy Wolff, sex and suspense steam up the sultry bayou.
 
Desperate to leave a traumatic past behind, photographer Serena Macafee prefers sex with no strings attached—no commitment, just pure pleasure. Her new subject, sculptor Kevin Riley, seems like the perfect man to fulfill her hottest fantasies. And where better than the torrid wetlands of Baton Rouge, where Kevin works—and plays? But as their sessions heat up, so do Serena’s feelings for Kevin.
 
As she opens herself up to emotions she never wanted, Serena leaves herself vulnerable to everything she thought she’d escaped. As her guard breaks down, her fears are aroused. Something has followed her to the sweltering southern bayou, exposing her to the twisted fantasies of someone in the shadows—and to dangers beyond her wildest dreams.
 
Look for all of Tracy Wolff’s seductive reads:
The Ethan Frost series: RUINED | ADDICTED | EXPOSED | FLAWED
The Sebastian Caine series: PLAY ME WILD | PLAY ME HOT | PLAY ME HARD | PLAY ME REAL | PLAY ME RIGHT | PLAY ME: THE COMPLETE STORY
The Hotwired series: ACCELERATE
The Lightning series: DOWN & DIRTY | HOT & HEAVY | ROUGH & READY
The His Royal Hotness series: ROYAL PAIN | ROYAL TREATMENT
And her standalone novels: LOVEGAME | FULL EXPOSURE | TIE ME DOWN

Praise for Full Exposure
 
“A first-rate tale . . . [Wolff] combines the adrenaline of a psychological thriller with the intensity of an exquisitely sensual romance while skillfully exploring the deepest emotions of her characters.”RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
 
“A sultry, red-hot read.”New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna
 
“This book kept me on the edge of my seat. . . . I recommend Full Exposure wholeheartedly.”—Fresh Fiction
 
“The perfect read . . . I adored Full Exposure.”—Romance Junkies
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804177764
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 474,021
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—in second grade, around the same time she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. A one-time English professor with over fifty novels to her name, she now devotes most of her time to writing romance and dreaming up heroes. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.

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Chapter One

Kevin Riley was the stuff fantasies were made of.

Her fantasies, to be exact.

Six foot five, heavily muscled, with the most beautifully intense blue eyes she’d ever seen, he captured her attention like no man ever had. And with his half-naked body in front of her and nature thrashing fiercely around her, it was all she could do to keep her clothes on, her mouth shut and her camera aimed somewhere besides his absolutely fabulous rear-end.

Not that he should mind—it was one of his best features, after all. And she was being paid, well paid, for taking pictures that showed his every side.

Of course, she wasn’t sure that fifty shots of his ass were quite what the publishers had had in mind when they’d hired her, no matter how glorious it was. Besides, her humming libido couldn’t handle much more without going into severe overdrive anyway.

Serena snorted before she could stop herself. Who was she kidding? She’d passed overdrive a while ago, was now heading straight toward spontaneous combustion at an alarming rate. The thought disturbed her and she moved restlessly, desperate to focus on something—anything—that could bring her traitorous body under control.
She glanced toward the large windows that covered an entire side of the old,

redbrick studio and tried to concentrate on the storm raging through Kevin’s little slice of bayou. But the wildness of it—the utter lack of control—only made her more uncomfortable.

Rain pummeled the tin roof, flashes of lightning illuminated the darkness beyond the house and thunder shook the studio as it exploded across the sky. Mother Nature was in a frenzy and much of southern Louisiana would pay the price on this steamy summer night.

She was just one more victim.

It was three a.m. and she should have been asleep, tucked safely into bed in her Baton Rouge condo. Nature whirled around her and she should have been terrified as she witnessed the destruction caused by every gust of seventy-mile-an-hour winds. She was working and she should have been focused, completely absorbed in taking photos for the book that could blow her career wide open. But she wasn’t.

She wasn’t at home asleep, she wasn’t terrified, and she certainly wasn’t focused.

What she was, was aroused.

Powerfully, frighteningly aroused.

She’d never been this out of control before, had never been so aroused that she couldn’t focus on anything but the throbbing ache between her thighs. Serena pressed her legs together, desperate to stem the sensations bombarding her. But it was no use. Heat swept through her body. Her skin flushed a rosy pink and her heart began to race as the fine tremor of arousal shook her, making hands that were normally rock-steady tremble with reaction.

It was all his fault, she thought resentfully, studying Kevin Riley through the camera lens. Because while Kevin was the living, breathing example of every fantasy she’d ever had, his unbelievable sexiness did nothing to put her at ease. Fantasies were just that—something she could escape to when her hard-earned control stifled her, when life got boring and she needed a little spice. But fantasies were supposed to stay fantasies—who expected to encounter them in real life?

This was her work, her livelihood, her big chance, yet all she could think about was that luscious mouth and how it would feel pressed against her own. She wanted to pull him into the storm, to run her hands through his too-long black hair and feel his muscles ripple beneath her fingers as water and wind lashed at them.

The musky sexiness of his skin called to her, and even with half the room between them she couldn’t escape his unique scent—a mixture of sandalwood and the crisp, clean outdoors. Passion, life, vitality rolled off of him in waves, swamping her as her fingers fumbled another roll of film into her old Nikon. She’d used the digital camera earlier, but something about the time, the storm, and Kevin himself had cried out for a more primitive approach.

She lifted the camera again, hands shaking as she snapped the first pictures on the roll. Kevin’s jeans rode low on his hips as he bent, blowtorch in hand, to mold the lowest corner of the sculpture. Intensity and passion etched his too-pretty face—his lush lips were molded into a grim line and his eyes burned with concentration. Despite the air-conditioning, sweat rolled slowly down his bare torso before disappearing inside the waistband of his much-abused Levis. Lust roared through her, nearly bringing her to her knees even as the artist in her recognized the power in his unconscious actions.

Click, whirr. This was it. Click, whirr. The picture she had been waiting for all night. Click, whirr. The shot that would make her famous. Click, whirr. Sculpting Ecstasy. Click, whirr. Bending metal to his every command. Click, whirr. A work of art. Click, whirr. Of genius. Click, whirr. Was she speaking of Kevin or his work? Click, whirr.

Perhaps both.
 

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Full Exposure 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story up until the very last paragraph. Now I just feel confused. "Her love was just superficial like Deb's." Not enough background was given about Deb. And after all of what they went through together, their love is just superficial??? And how in 7 days did she turn into basically a new person?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What the heck? I read a lot of romance novels and never leave reviews. But after reading this I felt like I needed to write a review I thought the book was good up until the last paragraph and it ruined for me. I mean what was that all about. I don't read no romance novels to have a has cynical jaded or depressing ending. It's my daily escape from reality. So I don't get why you would ruin a good book with an ending like that.  Sorry Miss Wolf but I won't be reading anymore of your books for the fear of the same type of ending.
KimP65 More than 1 year ago
I find it very difficult to give a low rating to books but this time I am finding it very difficult not to. This book had so much potential, it should have been a great read but there was more than one reason that it wasn't. I never EVER though I would say this but....there is too much sex in this book! Like nearly every page and every circumstance the lead characters are having sex. Now, I'm all for sex in books, shoot just look at my "read" or "to be read" list on GoodReads and you will see that I have absolutely NO problem with sex but what I do have a problem with is when the sex in a book overshadows everything and just doesn't fit with all the circumstances and that  was the case here. There was a storyline going on as well about a psycho/stalker that had real potential and even with all the sex I was  really getting into it until the end where his identity was revealed. The names of the two possible bad guys were interchanged so much  that I have no idea who was the actual bad guy, the way it kept going back and forth on their names, it could have been either one so  I'm honestly not sure what was up with that. I was really looking forward to reading this based on the description but it turned out to be a huge disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Wolff please I beg you do not take flying lessons. You will surely crash and burn just like the ending to your book. Much like author Sylvia Day, though for different reasons, you are off my reading list. I read about 300 ebooks a year. After that stupid ending you will not be one of them. P.S. fire your editor you both need a re- boot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending sucked. Liked the book until the last paragraph. 
Gina_M More than 1 year ago
Romance, Suspense and HOT sex Two damaged souls, a lot of HOT sex and a stalker! FULL EXPOSURE is a love story; sexy, emotional, and very erotic. It has some slow spots, and you’ll want to shake some sense into the heroine at times, but it will keep you engrossed until the very end. Serena Macafee, is a 28 year old photographer. She is a survivor. Her twin sister was brutally raped and murdered and Serena, who is struggling with survivor’s guilt, was also a victim in that brutal attack. She has closely guarded her heart and has emotionally closed herself off to all men, only engaging in no-strings-attached arrangements. She is hired as the photographer for a book on sculptor, Kevin Riley and her world is about to be turned upside down. Kevin has an immediate attraction to Serena. He has been burned in the past and tries to stay away from her but he can’t. He feels things for her he has never felt before and is confused by it. Kevin is domineering, intense and protective but it’s his patience with Serena that will make you “swoon.” Serena is threatened by an unknown stalker who scares her enough to push her right into the comfort of Kevin’s arms. There are many obstacles they need to overcome. Serena sends a lot of mixed messages but Kevin is determined to make her face her feelings for him. Their journey of discovery is emotional and hot but I thought the ending was abrupt. After only a week, and after all the drama she has been through, she totally reinvents herself to the complete opposite of whom she was and wants her HEA with Kevin. No real explanation of what happened in that week, with a lot of contradictions. It was unexpected and confusing. Received ARC from Netgalley for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with the other reviewer......this was a great book I enjoyed it completely until the last paragraph???? WHAT THE HECK!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not like the ending. I am so confused. Did they or did they not get together? That last paragraph made no sense. I purchased this authors book Tie Me Down also. I hope it ends better than this one or I will not purchase another one of her books.
RipeForReader More than 1 year ago
My rating: 3.5 of 5 ¿¿ Serena Macafee has a dark past she never seems to be able to leave behind. Assigned to work on a book with the reclusive and enigmatic sculptor, Kevin Riley, she joins him in his bayou retreat for their collaboration, where aside from the weather outside, things inside are quick to heat up as well. Always leery of any kind of serious commitment, Serena is not adverse to convenient temporary indulgence, and Kevin most definitely can provide that. The occasional threatening phonecall she receives, barely penetrates her lust-induced haze and nothing is ever mentioned. When Kevin starts voicing more permanent sounding feelings, and Serena can no longer deny her own, her panic sets in. Afraid of what love can do to her, she runs home to Baton Rouge where she finds her past catching up with her. Kevin is torn between giving Serena her space and keeping her safe. Choose one and he could chase her away for good, choose the other and she could end up in the hands of a mad man. ***** Phew!!!! It's hot in here! Even without ever having set foot in the sultry heat of the Louisiana bayou......I can now vividly imagine the sweaty, steamy sexy reality of it...... Great for a hot read, simply ok in terms of a story. The story was drowned out by all the heat, which is not necessarily a bad thing, it just means that the scales tipped in one direction and the balance wasn't there. Clearly the focus was on the erotica and it was done very well. I thought the promise of the suspense portion of the book was great, but not nearly worked through and fleshed out to its full potential.  The characters lacked some context, especially Kevin, who, although super sexy with the Cajun tongue, really was provided with none. Serena we learn a bit about, but for instance there is mention that she has no or barely any contact with her parents, yet it really isn't clarified properly. It left me with more questions than answers. Overall, this was a great late night read, when you are ready for bed or already in it!  ¿Steam rises from this bayou collaboration!¿ **ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Entangled Blaze in return for an honest review.**
harstan More than 1 year ago
Years ago photographer Serena Macafee was the victim of a brutal assault. She physically healed but emotionally she fears intimacy with men.

In Baton Rouge, her current project is to take pictures of highly regarded sculptor Kevin Riley. To her shock she is attracted to her subject as he awakens a part of her that she thought died with the vicious attack. Kevin wants her as much as she desires him. Both struggle with their need for the other. Especially adding to their difficulties is there is no respite from their respective hearts as she is living in his house during the shoot. As they fall in love and make love, he wants forever, but she fears relationships. Kevin soon realizes her paranoia has a current base as someone filled with rage stalks her. He pleads with her to go to the cops, but she says done that and have the mental scars to prove it so she insists no cops. He reluctantly accepts her proclamation fearing she might leave otherwise and vows to keep her safe.

Although Kevin seems too perfect especially his patience level, FULL EXPOSURE is an exciting romantic suspense thriller due to the heroine who needs a forklift to carry her baggage. Serena makes the tale work as her past, her kin, and her emotional withdrawal make her a fascinating protagonist. The stalker enhances her most crippling quirks. Fans will wonder whether the photographer will be able to overcome her phobias and stay with Kevin; or will she flee from love as Tracey Wolff provides a strong contemporary in which the answer to stay or not to stay is in the photos.

Harriet Klausner
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
Serena Macafee is running from a tragic past that she would prefer to forget but can't. It's hard to forget being there while your twin sister was being murdered by Damien LaFleur. Instead she throws herself into her work as a photographer. Her latest assignment is with Kevin Riley, famed reclusive sculptor in the wetlands of Baton Rouge, who happens to be drop dead gorgeous and looks like he could provide her some extra benefits! ;) After spending more time together, things quickly heat up between Serena and Kevin. Kevin realizes that he wants more from Serena than she wants to give but he is going to be patient. As Kevin tries to break through Serena's defenses, he realizes that someone is out to harm her. The incidents seem to be happening since Damien was recently released from prison. Serena and Kevin, along with the Baton Rouge law enforcement, try to figure out if Damien is really involved. After a final, explosive ending, Serena and Kevin were finally able to have their happy ending. I really enjoyed Kevin. He was a sweet, caring guy who spoke French to Serena all the time.....so sexy! He was just the type of guy to bring Serena back to really living her life again. Overall this was a quick, interesting read with a twist of a mystery added in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really disapointed in this book after being excited to buy it. I was half way thru book and still couldnt get into the book. Ugh, what happened?!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again, this has it all- well written, good plot, great sexy characters & lots of steam! Thanks (again!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 it was confusing in tne beginning then it mad alot of sense. I liked the way the autor told the story of her mix emotions and dealing with other familly maters.  matters. I liked the ending it showed how every one has to balance their decisions  and try  to make the best they can
mary8808 More than 1 year ago
This story has it all for me. Serena McAfee is a professional photographer and her latest job is taking pictures of the moody, sexy and stand-offish Kevin Riley. He lives in the bayou in Louisiana. Serena has found that watching him work on his sculptures does something to her. But is she ready to face what the feelings mean? Kevin feels the pull to her too but he notices how she keeps herself closed off. Can he break down her walls? Can Kevin help her release the guilt from her past? When he finds out that someone is after her, he is mad at her and at himself for not seeing it. You will not be expecting who the deadly stalker is? I was so sure it was someone else. Tracy has made me fall for another of her alpha males with Kevin. He might be the brooding artist but he seems to bloom when Serena is with him. I have loved everything so far from Tracy Wolff and I can't wait to read more from her. **Copy provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect blend of sexy romance and suspence/mystery. Kevin was a Hot Alpha!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice body
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of sex and these too love oral..? a little to much. It kind of put you off the story but the cajon french was a turn on. GREAT ENDING I like characters that overcome all odds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. I have to say, I totally loved this book...until the last line, that is. What the heck?!?! Kevin Riley is a super hot sculptor from the bayou. Serena Macafee is a photographer sent from Baton Rouge to document Kevin's talents via film for an upcoming book release. The two share an agent, Steve, who is pushy and demands greatness. Serena is troubled due to her very disturbing teeanage life...when she witnessed her twin sister being raped and murdered. She suffered literal scars in the attack herself, which inhibits her from truly finding happiness, trust, and a lifelong lover...until Kevin Riley comes along. Kevin quickly steals Serena's attention and heart during their time alone on the bayou. Little does Kevin know, Serena is experiencing her sister's killer's parole, along with an unknown stalker...all causing her to never fully give herself to him. The story develops into a chilling thriller that leaves Kevin and Serena leaning on eachother in ways that makes the reader believe they will survive...until the last line of the book. Sooooo disappointing...Serena is superficial like Deb?!? It totally ruined it for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can anyone explain that ending??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic and fun sexy read. You won't be disappointed!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sexy! A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall the writing is good, but the finished product needs work. Inconsistencies abound, most notably the inconsistencies are in the identification of the characters (the character speaking, the character named, the character about whom another is speaking, etc.). These--and other--inconsistencies in the storyline create confusion during some major plot points. The plot works, though it strains believability. The characters are fairly consistent throughout ... until the WTF ending! Less regurgitation of known conflicts and emotional waffling and more explanation as to who is doing what, how and why would be appreciated.