ARC Review: Camouflage by Angelica Chase

4 Nov 2015

Book Title: Camouflage
Author: Angelica Chase
Series: The Predator and Prey #1
Release Date: November 1st, 2015
Genres: Mystery/SuspenseErotica
I lived my life by two principles: order and excellence.

My moral compass steered me out of the slums of backwoods Tennessee and towards the woman I was destined to become, but not without gathering a few skeletons along the way.

Eventually, I found success, but my restless, relentless nature still left me feeling unsatisfied.

Then I met a ghost of a man.

At first, I was sure Daniello was a figment of my imagination, a beautiful and dangerous apparition with a fat cock and an animalistic hunger. He threatened my control and need for order, and in his absence, I became more haunted by my past.

He wanted me submissive.

I wanted to know him.

Then my ghost met my skeletons.

Camouflage is the first full length book of a duet.
If you are not a fan of cursing, erotic, extremely explicit sex, immoral behavior, dysfunction, or sexual scenarios that may make you feel uncomfortable, this is not the series for you



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"I had a past that kept me in shackles until I freed myself with excellence. It was my camouflage, my way of escape. I became bulletproof."

When I'd heard Angelica Chase was writing a new trilogy that promised suspense, I couldn't wait to see what she'd come up with. After that "I didn't see that coming from a mile away" ending in her Excess Series, I knew she has the capability of constructing a story that is both sexy erotic but also contains a hefty dose of story. I've come to be choosey in my erotica-tagged books of late. So many times it's all sex, and yes, that's a bonus, that steam-factor, yet I find myself bored. I need more story...plot...and I got this here with Camouflage.

is a bit of a spin-off of her Excess Series. We'd been introduced to Nina's enigma of a personal assistant-turned business partner, Taylor Ellison. I'd always wondered what was her deal as she seemed secretive, off-the-radar to me. Camouflage focuses on Taylor's struggle for control in her life. Order. Everything has to be a certain way and no man will ever tell her what to do or how to live her life. We get snippets of flashbacks to her childhood in bum-fuck rural Tennessee where the main money maker in the town is Methamphetamine production. She's no stranger to it- growing up from a Meth-addicted abusive mother. But she's a different person now. Harvard graduate, rich and successful, in control of her destiny. Until she meets Daniello, a sexy enigma of a man she'd been eyeing at an exclusive sex club.

Amon Daniello Stamatio Di Giovanni- imagine belting that out in the throws of orgasm! Anywho, he has a proposition for He runs the show and walks when he wants to walk. He controls the when and the where and Taylor gets the benefits of his perfect sexual prowess in the sack. Everything within her psyche tells her not to do it but he's a force she just can't seem to deny. She wants him and then he will be gone. No sweet words. No tearful goodbye.

And so their story begins...

"Who are you?" I asked aloud, though I didn't mean to. He paused his hand and leaned in with a whisper. 

"I am the man who will disappear from your bed one night without any explanation."

The first half of the book focused more on the two of them and, though I found it spicy hot, I was praying for a bit more suspense. And boy did we get it in the second half. Who is Daniello? He refuses to divulge what he does but she knows it's bad. Is he mafia? He's just enough out of reach for Taylor to struggle with her feelings of control where he is concerned and I felt her stamina slipping with him. Yet when she needed him most, sometimes weeks without contact, there he is.

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The snap-shots of Taylor's upbringing were painfully sad for me to read. I know she broke out of that hellhole but at a sure cost to her. Angelica Chase has constructed a story with just enough details yet leaving out enough to make me beg for the next installment. There's people from her past I think aren't very far in the shadows and I can't wait to see where she takes this storyline.

Camouflage is an all-encompassing erotic, suspenseful start to a series I have a strong suspicion is going to end up nowhere I think it will. She has that ability to mindfuck surprise her readers when we least expect it. This book doesn't end in a cliffy per se yet leaves us anxiously awaiting the next chapter in this mysterious series. Looking forward to it!

Advanced copy received by author in exchange for my honest review.

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