I romanced her for revenge…but what if she’s not the enemy after all?
I’m Clint Holmes. I was an ambitious guy with a busy life and a growing business. Sure North Dakota wasn’t a tropical paradise, but I was happy enough—until tragedy struck. Now the only thing that matters is finding the person responsible and making her pay. But Bethany Banks is a Harvard-educated shark used to swallowing her enemies whole while playing dangerous corporate games. How can a blue-collar oil man like me possibly beat her?
The moment I lay eyes on my beautiful nemesis, the answer is obvious. I seduce her.
On Maui, where she’s fled, I get to know the man-eater who caused my family so much pain…only to find she’s not the brazen ballbuster I assumed. She’s skittish, secretive, vulnerable. For some reason, my instinct is to protect her. I can’t abandon my plan…but I can’t stop wanting her. Night after night, I pry her open with my touch until I’m drowning in our passion. Soon, I’m questioning everything, especially the fine line between love and hate. But when the past comes back to wreak vengeance and the truth explodes, can I prove that I’m more than tempted to love her forever?
I have been enjoying this series and I keep thinking THIS is my favorite but then the next book in the series comes out and I think well THIS IS MY FAVORITE and that is what I am saying again because this book was AMAZING!
There is something about an enemy-to-lover romance that really calls to me but this was more than that because Bethany didn't know Clint, she knew his father, so the enemy part was one sided and that made it more intriguing.
There has been a common thread between all of the books, all of the Reed siblings dislike their father, Barclay Reed, but none more so than Bethany and believe me when I tell you she has every reason to not only dislike her father but to downright hate him.
Clint had my heart from the very beginning, anyone in his shoes would want revenge, it's a normal reaction and emotion but few people would actually go ahead and peruse it.
Clint and Beth had an instant chemistry one they both fought, although for different reasons, but it was stronger than either of them and they finally gave in to it and boy oh boy talk about overheating your kindle!
I listened to the AUDIOBOOK of this story and LOVED it. Narrator, Christian Fox, did a wonderful job bringing this story to life. You never had to guess who was talking during the dual POV because he had a different voice infliction for each so you knew exactly who's POV it was.
Each of the books in this series can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading them in order that way you get the full impact of the running thread that connects each of the books and it will not spoil anything for you. Happy Reading!!!
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.