IF HE CAN’T HAVE HER . . .
Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology, an expert in human behavior with her own hidden past. But she’s not the only one keeping secrets. . . . When Sheila began an affair with her sexy graduate assistant Ethan Wolfe, she knew she was playing with fire. Consumed by lust when they were together, she was riddled with guilt when they were apart. Now she’s finally engaged to a good man, and it’s time to end the dangerous liaison. But Ethan has something different in mind. He intends to make her pay for rejecting him.
. . . NO ONE CAN.
As Sheila attempts to counter Ethan’s increasingly threatening moves, he schemes to reveal her darkest, most intimate secrets by destroying her prestigious career . . . and then her. Caught in a terrifying cat-and-mouse game, Sheila must fight for her life and free herself from the ex-lover whom she couldn’t resist—who is now the manipulative monster who won’t let her go.
Dr. Sheila Tao, the main character in the story, is a psychology professor who teaches in a university. Like any ordinary teacher, she encounters loads of students and interacts with them almost in a regular manner. The problem is that, if you go beyond the teacher-student-relationship, then that’s going to be a real problem. That’s what happened to her in this story…and it’s not a pleasant one.
The story is not that foreign to me, Sheila falls for this male student and she’s like 15 years older than him and they’ve had passionate sex all the time and it was good for a couple of months. They can’t get enough of each other and there’s nothing wrong with that. That’s their business. Things got complicated though when Sheila’s boyfriend, (yeah, she’s attached) Morris, a wonderful man who’s madly in love with her, proposed and offered marriage to her. She couldn’t let the affair go on if she was going to get married. She resented what she did to Morris and it’s eating her up like a cancer. She needed to end it with Ethan.
Ethan on the surface seems okay with the break up. Deep inside he’s planning something sinister. Ethan kidnapped Sheila and held her hostage for days in hope that Sheila will succumb to his wishes and be his again…Sheila suffered from physical and emotional torture as a captive of Ethan, the only thing she could do was to play along with Ethan’s games until such time that he can trust her again. Meanwhile, Morris with the help of private detective struggled to find Sheila. He’s not convinced that Sheila vanished into thin air without telling anyone. That’s not her. I won’t tell you the ending as that’s the good part.
Overall, this book was sooooooooo good. I’ve read some reviews on Amazon and from other blogs out there and what they said was true. The book was spectacular. It was an amazing read and it will keep you at the edge of your friggin’ seats. Jennifer Hillier is a gifted story teller. She’s funny, her characters are just crazy cool and I love how she writes. I’m wondering why she’s not that famous as a writer. She’s really good. I like her. People should read her. I will be reading the sequel to Creep entitled Freak very soon. I can’t wait to read on what the characters have been up to, really nice to catch up with their lives. I was hoping that Jennifer will write more books from this series, please Jennifer! Pretty please! =D