Sunday, December 14, 2014

Owning Violet by Monica Murphy - Review

New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy begins a sexy new contemporary romance series—perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—that introduces three sisters born to wealth, raised to succeed, ready to love, destined to make waves.

I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.

Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.

One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.

My everything.

Sav's Review

This book I think I would recommend to anyone wanting fifty shades-ish kind of reads. It has the dominate male that exudes sex appeal and has you begging for more. 

This book was very enjoyable. The plot and characters were very predictable and the same basic storyline is used in many books. So it's nothing that I haven't read before but it seems that is becoming the norm here lately.  Alas none of that affected me, I was still able to enjoy the story. It has a great foundation and I loved the main characters and their connection. 

It was passion filled from start to finish and filled with lust. I did truly dislike Pillar, she was the rich woman who got the young boy off the street and helped him become powerful so now of course she thinks that Ryder owes her. She wants to come between Violet and her current boyfriend so Ryder can move in for the kill. Make her swoon a bit and then leave her in a crushed state so she could move in and take Violets position. She sounds very vain right? It's because she is. 

Ryder develops feelings for Violet in the midst of this 'plan'  and changes his tune.  The thing is, can Violet trust him after she learns of his plan to destroy her. Will Ryder choose his devotion to Pillar over his love for Violet?
3.5 stars 

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