Verity by Colleen Hoover

At first, this appears to be a fairly straightforward story. Near bankrupt author Lowen Ashleigh is hired to complete a series of novels begun by best-selling author Verity Crawford. Crawford is unable to finish the series due to a car accident that has left her bed-ridden and nearly comatose.  But of course, Verity’s publisher wants to keep that on the down-low, hence their search for an author to complete the series.

So Lowen moves – temporarily – into the Crawford home to sort through Verity’s outlines and notes to find material that will allow her to complete her job assignment. But she also finds a manuscript that Verity wrote and never given to her publisher. As she reads it, Lowen is horrified at its contents.  But is it a tool Verity, the author, used to get into character for her own books that were written from the point of view of the villain? Or is it a twisted biography detailing her unhealthy sexual obsession with her husband, Jeremy, a man Lowen is beginning to care for.

This is a twisted tail for sure and difficult to put down, but with lots of explicit romance.