I Want You More

Posted June 10, 2024 by Carole in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I Want You MoreI Want You More by Swan Huntley
Narrator: Lindsey Dorcus
Published by Zibby Books on May 21, 2024
Genres: Fiction / LGBTQ+ / Gay, Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Length: 8 hours 1 minute
Pages: 288
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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A ghostwriting gig in the Hamptons becomes far more than a job in this sexy, atmospheric, and deliciously tense story.

Reeling from her father’s death, Zara Pines accepts a ghostwriting gig for celebrity chef Jane Bailey. Jane, star of the wildly popular cooking show 30 Bucks Tops, invites Zara to live in her East Hampton home for the summer. Zara doesn’t want to go, but Jane insists.

As the two women create Jane’s book, their attachment grows stronger. Zara, who’s lost and in search of an identity, finds one in the shadow of Jane. She starts wearing Jane’s clothes. And speaking like Jane. And adopting Jane’s mannerisms. Eventually, the line between them blurs and Zara starts to see the side Jane keeps hidden from the cameras.

This dark and twisty novel about fame, lies, and obsession will make even the most open-hearted reader question how safe it is to trust the people they love.

This was very good! One part twisted sapphic love story and part thriller, this novel grabbed my attention and never let go. I wasn’t exactly sure who I should trust and a strong sense of dread grew throughout the story. I didn’t like some of the characters’ decisions but enjoyed watching things play out. I found this to be an incredibly entertaining story.

Shortly after her father’s death, Zara takes a job ghostwriting Jane Bailey’s book. She agrees to move into Jane’s house while writing the book so that they can get to know each other. As they spend time together, they start to grow closer and eventually give in to their attraction for one another. Their relationship was not a healthy one as Jane was very controlling. Zara changes drastically trying to make Jane happy and losing herself in the relationship.

I listened to the audiobook and thought Lindsey Dorcus did a wonderful job with the narration. She added just the right amount of emotion to her reading to bring these characters to life. I liked the various voices that she used for the cast of characters. She has a very pleasant voice that I had no problem listening to for hours at a time. I am certain that her narration added to my overall enjoyment of this intense story.

I would recommend this book to others. I was eager to see how things would work out between Zara and Jane. The author did a great job of creating a sense of dread in the story which kept me glued to the story. I hope to read more of this author’s work in the future.

I received a review copy of this book from Zibby Books.

2 responses to “I Want You More

  1. I do like the premise but I think I’ve known too many women like Zara to read this comfortably! I’ll have to keep an eye out for this author.