Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Vengeful Love - Laura Carter

I am not normally a billionaire romance kind of girl, but holy moly did Gregory Ryans move himself right into my list of book boyfriends! Then I found out this was Laura Carter's debut novel and I decided to go ahead and add her to my one click authors, because it was just that good.

Rating: 4 Stars
Published: March 21, 2016
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Scarlett, sassy business lawyer, is asked to pitch her company to a very high profile prospective client, but nothing prepares her for CEO Gregory Ryans. Handsome and incredibly wealthy, Mr. Ryans is far younger than Scarlett expected and her body betrays her with intense desire for the stubborn billionaire. Gregory is used to getting what he wants and he wants Scarlett, even if he's about to bring her in on the scheme to buy a company in revenge. When the stakes are raised in the hostile takeover, Scarlett can't stop herself from helping Gregory, even when his past comes back to haunt them both and puts their love on the line.

Talk about amazing characters, Laura Carter not only provides two stellar main characters, but a slew of supporting characters with unique stories and voices. I didn't pick up this book expecting a cast of characters I would love to see on a TV show, but that's exactly what I got. Not only did I fall in love with Scarlett and Gregory, but I loved Scarlett's relationship with her friends, her coworkers, and the people she met with Gregory. Scarlett is an independent woman and very strong willed, the kind of female character I want to find in books. Gregory is one swoon worthy man, I am okay with him being overly protective of me any time he wants. I really enjoyed his rise in success and though I don't approve of revenge, it made this story all the more interesting. Is his childhood similar to other billionaire novel stories? Yes, but I liked it. On top of amazing characters, Laura has a way with details. I felt like I had experienced the past with the characters and could feel tension and chemistry alongside them. I also like the high profile business versus lawyer story line, I understood the legal parts and felt like I was sitting in the boardroom sweating right there with Scarlett as she faced Gregory. They also happened to have amazing sex and some total swoon worthy moments. There's plenty of secrets and a lot of twists for those looking for excitement, there definitely is no shortage in this fast paced novel.

Vengeful Love is book one in a trilogy that is sure to be a major hit. It's mysterious, romantic, and will keep you on your toes, and possibly very emotional, from start to finish. This was the kind of book I couldn't put down for anything and I felt totally immersed in the story from start to finish. I cannot wait for book two, and three, to find out what happens next for Scarlett, Gregory, and the other phenomenal characters in Laura Carter's trilogy. There is in fact a cliffhanger ending, but Laura's writing makes it worth it.

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