Sophie is a young up-and-coming journalist who has always been interested in what happened with Emery Lockwood and his twin brother kidnapping when they were young children; she will even venture into the BDSM club where the recluse Emery is said to now frequent. Emery is intrigued with Sophie and eventually makes a deal with her-her submission for his story. What starts as a business deal soon begins to turn into something more. While Sophie is researching what happened, unbeknownst to her, she helps Emery begin to heal his tortured-sole as begin the child that got away and survived unlike his brother. As the story begins to unfold, Sophie finds herself in the middle of a decades-old cold case that is now hot as well as dangerous.
Lauren Smith’s The Gilded Cuff is jam-packed with hot scenes between Emery and Sophie, non-stop action, and suspense resulting in this truly was a good story. The supporting characters are just as important as the reader will find out at the end of this book, which is book 1 of the series; trust me, something to look forward to.