Book Feature: The Last Time by Elodie Parkes

The Last Time
by Elodie Parkes

Steamy, erotic romance with a twist of mystery. Actor Seth Carbery swears he will never fall in love again, that is until he meets private detective Bethany Snow.

Something strange is going on. Seth and other members of the movie cast and crew are receiving threatening letters, but no threat has ever been carried out... yet. Bethany Snow is sent on location by the Black Agency to investigate, and guard Seth Carbery against danger.

The case is not what it first seems and even when Bethany thinks it could be over, a new twist means she becomes a target.

Seth and Bethany find they can’t keep their hands off each other.

Who is sending the letters and why? Does Seth have a secret admirer or stalker?

With steamy romance, graphic love scenes, and a quirky story of what people do for love this erotic romance is for adults only.


Bethany suddenly heard the sound of bells far away. They were a nuisance because she was in the middle of a lovely dream.

What is that, she thought, surfacing from sleep.

She blinked in the bright sunlight coming through her bedroom window and knew it was very early in the morning.

The doorbell rang again. Bethany sat up in bed and put her feet gingerly on the floor. She still felt unwell, as she walked to answer the door to her apartment reluctantly. Can’t they just leave me alone for a couple of days? She opened her door.

Jake stood there, looking frantic. “I was really worried. It took you ages to answer the door. You’re not still sick?”

He strode into the apartment behind Bethany who remained silent as she considered her answer.

She managed not to curse. “I have a really nasty virus. I’ve only been ill a day. What’s going on?” She entered her kitchen and rummaged through her cabinets, looking for instant coffee.

Jake opened her fridge and took out a carton of orange juice. He found clean glasses in the dishwasher and poured them both a glass of juice. “Vitamin C will help. I had that same virus a couple of weeks ago and shook it off after a day.”

Bethany took the glass of orange juice from him and drank some. She sat the cup on the counter and poured water into her kettle to boil. “It took two days, if I recall. Why the hell are you here anyway?”

Jake gave her a sympathetic look. “We’ve got a job. Brandt is sending us to a movie set. Well you actually…although, I will come to the initial meeting for assessment of the situation.”

Bethany sighed and sneezed. She sat down on a stool at her kitchen table and looked at him menacingly.

“You couldn’t have told him I’m sick? You couldn’t have said you’d go on your own and I could catch up with you in a couple of days?”

Jake looked pained. “Who talks back to Brandt?”
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