Vengeful Love by Laura Carter
Vengeful Love #1
He’s a devastatingly handsome, filthy-rich CEO. She’s a high-flying London lawyer. All it takes is one boardroom pitch. One hostile takeover.
Vengeful Love is darkly suspenseful, sinfully sexy white-collar romance at its very best.
I’ve always walked the straight and narrow—following the rules, never straying from my chosen path.
Until Mr. Sexy Bazillionaire CEO Gregory Ryans walked into my life. It was only supposed to be business, but one brush of his wicked lips against my skin changed everything.
I can’t deny what this man inspires in me. I’ll do anything he asks…even help destroy the enemies from his past.
But he’s hiding more than he’s telling me.
When our love leads to tragedy, there’s no going back. Gregory’s past is trying to kill our future.
They say love can bring a person to their knees.
I’ve just proven that vengeful love is the strongest force of all.
Vengeful Love is book #1 in the Vengeful Love Series. I was gifted an ARC of the book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
Ok where to start with this book…..
This book starts well, I liked Scarlet she’s an independent, intelligent woman and it was nice to read a book about a successful young professional.
I loved her relationship with Sandy the motherly/ best friend connection was adorable and I’m totally team Sandy and Jackson!
At the start I found Gregory too stoic and reserved I needed a bit MORE from his character to really find him likable.
Honestly I didn’t feel the passion or attraction between Scarlet and Gregory at the start and really it took until way past half way for me to connect with them as a couple. Once the book hit about 60% I started to feel a real connection between the couple and I finally got on board with them.
The author has obviously read some of the popular erotica/romance books that have been overwhelmingly popular in the last few years. And I could feel the 50 shades/this man/crossfire vibe in the style of the book. Now that’s not a bad thing I enjoyed those books all of them had badass billionaires, all consuming passion and plenty of sex. That’s just tick, tick, tick for me!!
Pearson as the bad guy was a tad too elusive for me and I was waiting for some tangible menacing behaviour rather than just threatening notes.
I have one huge, massive criticism of this book…. and it’s this PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SOMEONE CALL GREGORY GREG!!!!
Every time Scarlet called him Gregory I was desperate for her to shorten it. And as she says, screams and curses his name about a million times I was literally ready to pull my hair out by the end.
I felt like the story flounders a bit in the middle and I did start to loose focus on the book. I didn’t like Lara at all and just wanted her to shut up and never speak again! Even her fictional voice grated on me!
The book finishes strongly and I think the last chapter or so is my favourite of the whole book, we all knew something was going to happen and the drama would come to a head but I wasn’t expecting it to end like that!!
I’m going to give this book 3.5 stars but having read the snippet of the next book I will definitely be looking forward to finding out what happens next.