Author: Lexi Blake
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Lexi Blake is one of my favourite authors of all time. I have been a fan of her books like forever. There is just something extra special about her books that make me so excited about. It is her explosive plots. It is her engaging scenes. It is her unique and awesome characters. Everything about her books always brings a classy and fully charged action that totally blows my mind. I am always in awe. Ever since I picked up he Masters and Mercenaries series, I have been addicted to all her amazing books. Revenge was another stellar book from Lexi Blake.
Dangerous. Wickedly Passionate. Magnetic. Revenge was a suspense filled drama that tantalized every single part of me. It was fast paced. It was addictive. It was a massive indulgent mystery that really exploded into my heart. I loved ever single part of this. Lexi Blake always add her flair of thriller into her romance novels hence giving them such an edge I adore. I become pulled in. I become gripped in. Just like Revenge, I was transported into the story. The edginess and dynamic of the story totally gave me life. I was so mesmerized with the story that I felt its power. And Revenge was indeed a powerful story with epic scenes.
In Revenge, we were introduced to Drew Lawless, the oldest in the Lawless clan and Shelby an energetic reporter, who had amazing and off the charts chemistry. There was banter. There was hot and cold emotions between them. But they had struggles and vulnerabilities together as a couple. That is what spoke to me. Yes it started out as a contract relationship but there was genuine love between them that touched my soul. Drew was such a controlled man. He was domineering and used to things done his own way. A man with a tragic past and flaws, he was commanding, possessive and sometimes vulnerable. Shelby was tenacious, strong, sassy and able to come toe to toe with Drew. She also had the caring and loving side to her. She was the perfect contrast to Drew.
Revenge has fully cemented on why I love Lexi Blake and why I am a true fan of her work. Looking forward to more Lexi Blake books.
“I suppose we’re going to be seeing Carly and Bran while we’re in Dallas next week.”
She had one week to get comfortable around Drew. One week to figure out if she could actually sell this cover to his family.
“It would seem odd if I didn’t pay them a visit. Bran knows I have a meeting with Taggart scheduled. We’ll be in Dallas for two days. Dinner with Bran and Carly and Mia and Case has already been planned.”
“Exactly. And you don’t want to raise a bunch of questions. So I was thinking it might be smarter for me to get my own hotel room. I can lay low and they don’t have to know I’m in town.” She’d sat up for a good portion of the night doing two things: thinking about how much she’d wanted to kiss Drew Lawless and then freaking out about it because that was a bad idea. Beware of billionaires with six-pack abs. It was her new mantra. Yes, she’d signed the contract last night, but that didn’t mean she couldn’t reason with her new . . . boss . . . partner . . . whatever he was.
“I told Bran you’re coming with me.”
This was exactly what she’d worried about. “You told him? I thought I would have more time. How am I going to explain this to Carly? I think she’ll wonder why one of her closest friends didn’t mention she was dating her future brother-in-law.”
“I’ve already explained it. We wanted to make sure it was real before we went public. It’s that simple. We met in Los Angeles. I contacted you. We went on a few dates and we’ve been talking a lot. You’ve come out to Austin because we’re contemplating moving in together. This is a trial run,” he said calmly, as though he hadn’t upended her entire life. “Also, I asked Bran not to mention it to Carly because you would rather tell her yourself. It was a safe bet Bran wouldn’t ask too many questions, but Carly will want to know everything. It’s why we need to get our stories straight.”
She focused on the words that messed with her life. “Moving in together? You told them we’re thinking of moving in together?”
“How else was I supposed to explain it when all your belongings arrive here?”
“What?” She winced because the words had come out in a screech. “I’m having your things packed up as we speak. They’ll be here in a few days.”
“Why the hell would you do that?” How was she going to get everything back to LA?
Drew relaxed again as though he’d already gone over this argument in his mind and knew he would win. “I wanted you to be comfortable. This is going to be a full-time job, and not a quick one. I suspect we’ll have to keep up our ruse for at least six months. Potentially a year. Also, that apartment you were living in was incredibly dangerous. Did you know it was recently condemned? The movers told me about it when they explained they were charging me extra for how fast they had to move. It’s scheduled to be demolished in two weeks.”
“What?” She stared at him. He expected her to live with him for six months to a year? Somewhere in the back of her head she’d been thinking a week or two tops, and then she’d go back to LA and work from there. Her apartment building was shitty and she was fairly certain someone cooked meth in part of it, but it was all she could afford. And it was solidly built. There had been no hint that anyone was planning on building in her part of LA. Gentrification had not reared its upscale, hipster head yet, so that left her with one very manipulative bastard. “Tell me you did not buy my apartment building and schedule it for demolition in an attempt to leave me with nowhere to go.”
He managed to look almost angelic in the soft light of morning. “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”