You may know Ellen Hopkins as a New York Times bestselling YA author, but in her newest book, Love Lies Beneath, Ellen writes a sexy, suspenseful novel––her first adult novel in prose––about the dark side of love. This one is for mature audiences only!
What happens when you can’t trust the one you love? Tara is beautiful, rich, and an absolute badass in everything she does. A widow, divorcée (twice!), she has a past that she prefers keeping to herself. Enter Cavin Lattimore––a hot, charming surgeon who seems too good to be true. He breaks down Tara’s carefully constructed walls and their relationship blossoms into something Tara had never imagined possible. But then Tara begins to notice some strange things: a van parked outside her home at odd times, a break-in, threatening text messages and emails. She also starts to notice cracks in Cavin’s seemingly perfect personality, like the suppressed rage his conniving teenage son brings out in him, and the discovery that Cavin hired a detective to investigate her immediately after they met. However perfect Tara’s life appears, things are beginning to get very messy.
Ellen’s known for her beautiful poems, and in Love Lies Beneath, her talent with words is evident in her snappy dialogue and brilliant characterizations. Tara, a wise woman and my personal hero, says to her first conquest, “My orgasm ratio requirement is three to one, in my favor. Can you accommodate that?” Lolz yes.
Watch Ellen talk about the inspiration for her characters and her stories. And then pre-order Love Lies Beneath!
And for a taste of Love Lies Beneath, read the special short story prequel “On the Rocks” by Ellen Hopkins on Wattpad. Like a whiskey sour, it’s short, effective, and comes with a twist. Read it and tell us what you think in the comments!