Saturday, October 17, 2015

Filthy Rich

Author:  Virna DePaul
Genere:  Romance
Publisher:  Bantam Mass Market
Publication Date:  October 27, 2015
Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

Description:  Cara Michal has had to fight every step of the way to earn her place in the glittering seven-figure world of Wall Street. Years ago her hardworking father, a small-time investment adviser, was wrongfully accused of fraud. Now Cara is at the top of her game, supporting not only herself but her mother and brother. The occasional night out dancing soothes Cara’s soul, even as a bitter need for revenge against the man who destroyed her father makes inner peace elusive.

Then, in a moment of heat, Cara kisses a sexy stranger at a party—only later to discover that the man is Branden Duke, her new boss, an infamous operator with a wicked reputation in bed and on the Street. Branden is a man who seemingly has it all—except a woman who connects with him on a physical and emotional level. Now that he’s found Cara, he’s not sure he can let her go, even if he should.

In spite of herself, Cara is drawn to this charismatic guy. He is a challenge like none she has ever faced in her life. Their passion for each other is unquenchable, surprising them both with its ferocity. Even as Cara wonders if she can trust this man with her heart and soul, the ecstasy of their love cannot be denied. But when the past threatens the present, the two are faced with a truth from which they may never recover.

My Review

This is the first book that I have read by this author and I found my introduction to be enjoyable.  This is a stand alone novel and while categorized as romance, I would qualify this as saying that there is an element of suspense and intrigue.  The story was well written with a fast pace.  What surprised me was the twist and turns and the intrigue that was part of this contemporary romance.

I found the characters to be well written.  Cara, was likable and vulnerable due to her past and her family issues.  She is independent and fiercely protective of her family.  She has taken on the burden of caring for her mother and brother and takes nothing for herself.  Branden is a dominant male, but not quite in the style that we are used to seeing in these types of novels.  He too has family issues and shows his protective side with each of his sisters/step-sisters.

I like that the author didn't make this a love at first sight type of story line.  There is plenty of lust at first sight which develops between the characters throughout the story.  These characters are well developed and we get to see that play out in the story.  All in all, this is a well written, faced paced story, with romance, intrigue, mystery and a healthy does of steamy scenes for the reader to enjoy.

Disclosure:  I was given an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

No comments:

Post a Comment