This book features a heroine who adores villains and wrote fanfiction about them back in the day. … Is Ms. Hale writing about me? Because it feels like she’s writing about me.
Frederic d’Estang: performer, professional villain and my youthful crush.
Graduate student Evie Bell spends her days ghostwriting memoirs and her nights playing out her most intimate sexual fantasies by penning fan fiction. When a famous stage actor bursts into her life, she’s drawn to his dark, sensual presence, despite herself.
He calls me chérie, ma princesse, minette.
In Paris, Frederic takes Evie firmly in hand, leading her down a sensual path neither of them could have imagined, and pushing them both dangerously near their limits.
I call him Daddy.
Evie is wary—fearing Frederic is a villain both onstage and off—but again and again, Frederic draws her in. Yet the closer they become, the more Frederic holds back, wanting to protect Evie from his despicable truth. He isn’t the man she believes him to be, and his secret may very well destroy them.