by Virna DePaul
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High finance and a sizzling office affair raise desire and passion to the boiling point in Virna DePaul’s seductive new contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Carly Phillips, Lori Foster, and Molly O’Keefe.
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 humiliated and wrongfully accused of fraud. Now Cara is at the top of her game, trying to support 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.
This is an interesting love story with plenty of sexy scenes. It was enjoyable reading once the story started to evolve. I have to be honest... at the beginning I reacted to the writing style because the story was being told to me and I was not discovering it through the characters. What I mean is, I love a book that allows the reader to discover it secrets through the conversation, banter, or actions of the characters. The interaction of characters is just more enticing than someone just telling a story straight through. After a few pages, finally the characters started interacting and the book took off for me.
There is the suspense ingredient in the background of the love story. This was even more interesting for me since I crave a good puzzle. In this case, it was interesting until it came time to find out "who-done-it". It became a bit rushed for me at the end. I cannot describe why because it would ruin the experience for others.
In the end, this was an entertaining story and is a good read for a weekend of escape.